Miss Livi tends to get overshadowed by my dogs often in my work… but she is beautiful and deserves some attention as well. She got some catnip for Christmas in the stocking from her “Grandma”, so I took a cute picture of her rolling around under the bed the other day after playing in it.
Canon 6D with 50mm f/1.2L in low light room, no flash (under the bed) 🙂
Last week was pretty exciting for me, because I broke down and bought a prime that I’ve been lusting after for quite a while. The 50mm f/1.2L finally arrived to my house after much anticipation. I’ve shot with the nifty fifty 1.8, upgraded to the 1.4, and found the focal length great, but the 1.4 wasn’t really up to snuff. So instead of buying a new copy of the 1.4, I decided to go ahead and get the 1.2. The ultimate prime lens for working in super wide aperture (1.2 to 2.8 is spectacular!) The images are beautiful, crisp, and I found that I had far less throwaways. The color is good, not perfect. It doesn’t require much adjustment in lightroom at all. The histo-curves are to die for if you have your settings right. Shooting in manual wasn’t hard with this lens. it gobbles up light and produces beautiful, creamy bokeh. 🙂
Now, to the fun part… Here are a few of my favorite HS shelter photos from last week. More can be seen on their website and Facebook Page.
Sally… my favorite dog of our session. Sweet as pie.
The face of mischief:
Dixie, the pit bull that ate her owners lawn chairs 😉
Dash the super smart terrier:
Favorite beautiful kitty cat of the day… this guy… –>
Stunning Red! –>
And my boy Rocky, who finally got a haircut –>
Another curious kitten –>
Cats are quite fun to photo. So exquisite –>
I am going to have to start it off with my favorite kitten of the week… Meet Gizzie. What a spastic mess this thing is, but man, if I had room for 1 more cat, she’d be at my house. She is totally neurotic, looks insane, and meows constantly. I loved every ounce of her craziness…
MEOW! — Not as sharp as I’d like the image to be, but this little thing would not be still! She’s too cute not to share.
Don’t fall in love… this little one is adopted 🙂
This little girl is also adopted and is now called Bella.
Another very photogenic feline waiting for adoption.
Meet Buttercup, one of the shelter employee’s own dogs. She was being so photogenic, I couldn’t help but snap her.
Chewy is still available. Loved this girl.
Maddie is still waiting.
Kaycee is also still waiting.
All photos shown here taken with Canon 6D and 24-70 f/2.8L II lens. Processed in digital darkroom.
One of the most photogenic creatures on earth is a cat. Of course I don’t have much opportunity to photograph lions and tigers, but the common house cat is just as beautiful. Seriously.
I was at the Humane Society adoption event this Saturday taking the available animals photos and they had brought in a new black cat. I was completely enamoured by this cat. When you think of a “Halloween Cat” this is the cat you picture. Her eyes are fantastic. I could not leave her crate, I kept shooting until I could get the perfect shot of those EYES!
There was little to no post processing done with this photo. The 24-70 is just that sharp. Oh how I love it!
I just love those eyes.
Both photos taken with Canon 6D and 24-70 f/2.8L II lens in natural light by window
I haven’t done shelter photography since starting at the VA, so this is going to be a challenge for me, but I am glad to be back. It’s for a good cause and a great excuse to break out the 6D and do what I love. Plus, who can possibly complain about playing with puppies and kittens all Saturday? Not this girl.
Here are some photos I took this weekend for the Dublin Laurens Humane Society at their weekly Saturday adoption event. The kitty cats are available at Petsense by the mall through the Humane Society and the doggies are at their facility in Dublin.
THIS LIST IS NOT ALL INCLUSIVE. These are only the animals that were at the adoption event on Saturday that did not get adopted. Sadly, there are MANY more dogs, cats, kittens, and puppies available for adoption that are at the shelter. I haven’t taken all of the photos yet, but there are many more to choose from.
Dublin Laurens Humane Society
618 Firetower Rd, Dublin, GA 31021
Phone: (478) 272-5341
Hours of Operation
Mon,Tue,Wed,Fri – 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Thur – 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Sat: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Closed – Sun
All photos taken with Canon 6D and 50mm f/1.4 lens