Sonny’s Adventure in the White Mountains

February 27, 2018Dogs on Adventures

Last spring, Sonny’s mom contacted me to schedule a very special adventure for herself and Sonny.  She wanted to capture her handsome Golden Retriever with the golden fall foliage, so we began planning a trip to the White Mountains.  I knew the perfect spot – a quiet lake with a spectacular view of the Presidential … Read More

Project 52: Silhouette

February 23, 2018Project 52

This week’s Project 52 theme was “Silhouette.” We’ve had an usually warm week here in New England (it was 70 degrees in February!) so Flint and I have been spending as much time outside as possible.  Wednesday evening, we went over to the cranberry bogs for our silhouette photos. Things didn’t work out quite the … Read More

Introducing the Beyond the Fence Community

February 13, 2018Behind the Scenes

It’s here!  I’m so excited to announce the brand new Beyond the Fence Community on Facebook!   This new group is a place to talk about all things adventuring with dogs – whether it’s a walk through your neighborhood park or a grand adventure across the country.  Let’s build a community of people who love … Read More

Zeus and Otus in the Snow

February 8, 2018Dogs Around Town

There’s nothing quite like a fresh snowfall in New England!  We actually had Zeus and Otus’ photo session planned before we knew there was snow in the forecast, but the timing couldn’t have been more perfect.  The world looked like a winter wonderland and the late afternoon sun came out just in time to make … Read More

Project 52: Depth of Field

February 2, 2018Project 52

This week’s Project 52 theme is “Depth of Field.”  I love using a really shallow depth of field, so that the background is blurry and the subject is in focus.  I find it’s an effect that draws your attention right to the dog in the photo.  This week, I managed to convince Flint to hold … Read More

Project 52: Catchlights

January 26, 2018Project 52

This week’s Project 52 theme is “Catchlights.”  Catchlights are the the white highlights in the eyes that really bring them to life.  See the difference between Flint’s eyes (on the left) and Eva’s eyes (on the right)?  Because Eva is looking down, she doesn’t have any catchlights. Flint is looking up and you can see … Read More

Project 52: Fill the Frame

January 19, 2018Project 52

This week’s Project 52 theme is “Fill the Frame.”  Getting close the subject and filling the frame are great ways to show off the little details that make our pets so unique.  I decided to focus in on Flint’s amazing, adorable puppy eyes.  I swear, it should be illegal to be this cute. Don’t forget … Read More

Project 52: Rule of Thirds

January 12, 2018Project 52

This week’s Project 52 theme is “The Rule of Thirds.”  Moving the subject off-center (to one of the “thirds”) is my favorite way to make a photograph more interesting.  Of course with a subject this cute, every angle is a good one. Would you like to see more “Rule of Thirds” themed photos from our … Read More

Project 52: Blank Slate

January 5, 2018Project 52

It’s the first week of a new year, and I’m so excited to introduce my new little “blank slate,” an English Shepherd puppy named Flint.  As many of you know, I lost my heart dog, Iris, early last year.  Life just does seem quiet right without a dog, so a few weeks ago, I drove … Read More

Different Types of Earth

October 7, 2017Adventures with Iris

One of the best things that I’ve ever done in my life was making time to be with my amazing little red dog at the end of her life.  She’s been gone for nearly 7 months now, and I still think about her and our adventures every day.  I’m so fortunate that I was able … Read More