Project 52 – Silhouette | Ontario Pet Photographer

Project 52 – Silhouette | Ontario Pet Photographer

It is hard to believe that we have almost reached the end of Project 52 for 2011, but here we are! Given the balmy weather we are enjoying today, no one would think that this is the end of December. But I, for one, will not complain about the lack of  icy conditions and awful commutes. I am sure they are coming.

For this week, we were given the theme “silhouette” and the Posh Pets studio decided to do some still life imagery which I actually love. This beautiful guy hails from South Africa and was a gift from a dear friend of mine who had the opportunity to travel there at the beginning of the year. Usually he sits on my dresser where, interestingly, he has never been thrown onto the floor by one of our acrobatic cats. (Not that they ever admit to moving anything.) I guess he has a quiet resolve about him that even they know it would be wrong to mistreat him so horribly. And so, he stands and carefully watches over the comings and goings that is our life.

Today, however, he was the star of his own photo session and provided a striking silhouette as he marches across the African Savanna…

Hope you enjoyed your visit here today. However, this is a blog circle which means more amazing imagery is just a click away. To start with, please check out the talented Dana Cubbage! Her work is always stunning.

Project 52 – Summertime | Toronto Pet Photography

Project 52 – Summertime | Toronto Pet Photography

“Summertime, and the livin’ is easy…”

This week’s image was to be something that reminds us of summer. If you live around here, you know that weather in Toronto this week was crazy! We had a fearsome windstorm and downpour on Sunday, felt the after effects of an earthquake on Tuesday and an amazing “light show” from a thunderstorm with tornado watch on Wednesday evening. What a way to end the summer!

But that is not how I remember summer.  Living in Canada where we enjoy a true snowy winter, my memories of summer are simple.  And so I present to you my image for this week – sunlight playing on lovely, green grass.

Now, please click through to see the amazing image Dana Cubbage Photography posted this week!

Project 52 – Backlighting | Toronto Pet Photographer

Project 52 – Backlighting | Toronto Pet Photographer

This week’s theme was completely about seeing the light and shooting into the sun.  Goes against conventional wisdom in some respects, but the results can be beautiful!  So, my goal was to find some amazing sunlight…

Well, Toronto had a heat wave this week and yesterday, there was records broken.  As the mercury soared higher and higher, any thought of taking an animal outside to photograph was foolish.  In fact, I went about my day singing the Noel Coward song…mad dogs and englishmen go out in the noonday sun!  (If you want to hear the original, click here.)

In the midst of all that heat, Ripley asked to go outside.  I tried to talk him out of it, but he insisted.  So…I opened the patio door.  He put one paw outside and then, as animals are wont to do,  looked at me like I was a mad woman for having turned on the heat outside.  He spent the rest of the day in this position in front of the air-conditioning.

Outside, it looked like this.  How I love some gorgeous flare!

As for me, I did what any self-respecting person living in Canada would do.  I went out and got an Ice Cap from Tim Hortons.  It seemed the right thing to do, as I needed something to backlight!

So, how are you beating the heat?