High Contrast: Dog Photography 52 Week Project - Week 41

High contrast is the theme for week 41 of the 52 week dog photography project. High contrast in an image is defined as the difference between light and dark in an image. High contrast images will have bright highlights and dark shadows, bold colors, and show texture in the subject. 

I was on the beach on a pretty cloudy day so my brights aren't so bright but I did find a black dog.

My high contrast photos this week are of a dark colored dog, a black lab named Violet that I met on the beach. We were on the beach around 8am and luckily there were lots of clouds diffusing the direct sun. There is still a lot of brightness in the photos. I tried to be really careful with my camera settings to not lose too much detail in the bright sky or the details in the black dog.

Violet's mom had a chuckit and was throwing her ball into the surf. I asked her if I could photograph her playing and she said "sure!" I had a good time watching Violet enjoy herself. Below you'll see a series of Violet chasing after her ball. I like the first shot above though... showing her getting some air.

This is a blog circle and next up is Jessica Wasik with Bark & Gold Photography, celebrating the joy and love between Pittsburgh pets and their people. Keep clicking the links at the bottom of each post and you'll end up right back here when you've seen the other photographer's posts on high contrast.