Last year I started out doing the 52 Weeks For Dogs and I was doing pretty well. I was getting those weekly pictures in and I was pretty happy with some of the shots that I was getting. Shots that I might not have put the effort into trying to get otherwise. Then I fell off the wagon. And just stopped going for it all together. I REALLY want to go back to trying to capture great pictures of the dogs, but I'm just feel so blah about it! I'm very uninspired. I feel like we're just going to all the same places and I'm just taking all the same pictures. I need a challenge! I need a group that will post weekly challenges to strive for. One that will give me a constant weekly goal to work towards. The 52 Weeks group was great, but the actual challenges were a little sporadic and I was having a harder time coming up with stuff on my own. As horrible as it sounds, I need a little regular direction in this area to get my creative juices flowing! And I think I've found just the group I've been looking for.:0)
It's a group called Photo Friday. They post a weekly challenge of sorts each Friday. You take the challenge and interpret it in your own way. I really like it! There's a fairly large group of people participating, so if I get into a rut, I can look over their pictures and get some ideas. The really great part is that the people involved are taking pictures of a wide variety of things. It's not just dog people taking pictures of dogs. While that's where my focus will be, I can hopefully get some fresh ideas from some of what others are posting, and incorporate that into a picture with one or both of the dogs. The added bonus is that I can use either dog as I see fit, or both of them in the shot. I'm pretty excited about it and I already have some ideas for this week's challenge!
Now on to Bess' win picture! Unfortunately, I'm not thrilled with how Bess looks in the picture. I was hoping for a pretty stellar picture since it's been a while since we've had a win picture. Overall her body looks fine, but her head, not so much. And I'm really picky about her head. Oh well. Regardless, we still got the point! I will leave you with a better win picture.:0)