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Our Brindle Pitty sitting pretty up at lake Tahoe. Got some sweet clouds that day.

Our Brindle Pitty sitting pretty up at lake Tahoe. Got some sweet clouds that day.
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21 Comments |
kathyallison
 
kathyallison July 16, 2014
love her!
edstilwell
 
edstilwell July 24, 2014
Thanks so cool great shot well deserved congratzzz for your award!!
mcmiljo
 
mcmiljo July 25, 2014
Masterpiece
sarahmckenzie
 
sarahmckenzie August 28, 2014
Great capture! Very nice :)
angiepantsphotography
 
angiepantsphotography October 09, 2014
Amazing!
lynnbcollins
 
lynnbcollins November 23, 2014
Wonderful!
marilenavaccarini PRO
 
marilenavaccarini December 13, 2014
simply adorable
marilenavaccarini PRO
 
marilenavaccarini December 13, 2014
simply adorable
spacenut
 
spacenut February 22, 2015
What a wonderful model you have, I bet she's not a diva lol.
rims
 
rims April 02, 2015
I love it.
MelissaSword
 
MelissaSword April 03, 2015
Very nice! She is awesome :)
kevinsawyerphotography PRO
kevinsawyerphotography April 03, 2015
She is ... she has won our hearts.
GinaSierra
 
GinaSierra May 14, 2015
SOOOO cute!
Ian_Phillips
 
Ian_Phillips May 28, 2015
Great shot, lovelly composition and she's awesome. :)
gemeenie
 
gemeenie May 31, 2015
heartwarming!
GentleSoul444
 
GentleSoul444 June 15, 2015
doing yoga in her own style ... hahaha
mrmophotosgmailcom
 
mrmophotosgmailcom July 09, 2015
Great catch, excellent model.
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BrunoHeeb August 20, 2016
all-time favorite ,amazing shot
derxphoto
 
derxphoto June 13, 2018
good compositio, awesome)
Tasha-Memoirs
 
Tasha-Memoirs May 16, 2020
So cute!!! Love this photo
Katnott
 
Katnott July 19, 2020
Seriously the best picture ever! love the pose and the mood its awesome! nicely done!!!!
P0ST Ultimate
 
P0ST May 01
why is he/she begging?
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Behind The Lens

Location

This photo was taken up at Lake Tahoe, NV. The water is such crystal clear and the dogs love swimming in it. If you have never checked out Lake Tahoe, that is definitely a place for some spectacular photography.

Time

This image was taken near sunset time. I remember this image popping into my mind earlier in the day, but new that the lighting wouldn't be right for it. I new the spot that would work perfect and it was such a nice evening I definitely did not mind staying around.

Lighting

The timing of day had everything to do with lighting; that is why I had to wait a few hours in order to get the shot I want. Earlier on it was way to bright and would not have given me the nice soft look that I was wanting. It is definitely worth your time to stick out a shot if you need different lighting.

Equipment

I am pretty shoot I shot this on my Canon 24-70mm L lens. That lens is such a great lens for travel and taken everywhere. It is so versatile and sharp. I had it attached to my Canon 5d mark iii another great travel camera. Not as bulky as my 1Dx, but does great photos when it does not need to max out iso or af speeds.

Inspiration

I have been looking for a place to shoot this "Sittin Pretty" photo for a long time. There have been a few good places, but when we went to Tahoe and I saw this place for it, it worked perfect. Of course we did a few practice runs to make sure she (our dog) could do the "sittin Pretty" on the rock and hold the pose fine, so that way when the perfect lighting came around we would know the exact spot to do it in case there was going to be limited time.

Editing

It was basic post processing for this image. A little bit to bring some more light in on the main subject (the dog), and a little bit on the background to bring more detail in on the sky.

In my camera bag

This shot was different than other shots that I would actually go out and prepare for. This was a case of just being at the beach, so I only had my 5d mark iii camera and my 24-70mm lens. If I was going out for a session with a dog like this I would have my 1dx, my 24 prime, 35 prime and 85 prime. But when just chillen out the setup I had works out just fine.

Feedback

When capturing animals you always have to be prepared. Lots of things can happen. Animals are NEVER completely predictable. We have worked on this dog quite a bit though so we know what she is capable of. At the time this trick was pretty new so my wife was actually close to her than I was and commanded her to do the trick. It made me have a few seconds more time to capture that shot, and as we all know a few seconds in photography can be all the difference.

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