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?