These are the beautiful little monsters we’ve been fostering over the past two months… God knows I love them to pieces but can’t wait for my sanity to return. We’re down to 2… the deaf babies, of course. They aren’t so bad. They sleep like a rock and have tons of fun playing together. Luckily we have experience with deaf dogs (Buckley) so they aren’t hard at all. Love these babies… and they are SUPER photogenic. My gosh!
One of the best parts of my weekend is that one of those days, my puppies get their weekly bath. In general, dogs tend to smell unpleasant after a week of running around outside, playing rough, and not getting their bottoms cleaned. Think about it… you would too, if you didn’t bathe but every 7 days.
I decided to document the event in photos. (Ryan said I was mean to just stand there and take pictures.) Personally, I think dog bath pictures are pretty fun.
Canon 6D and 50mm f/1.2L
Dublin Laurens Co. Humane Society, Dublin, Georgia
Look at that sweet spotted nose!
Man’s best friend
This is my happy face!
Sweetest face ever!
Big brown eyes and 2 pointy ears
Are those treats you have?
Dirty little face and a big sweet heart
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.
I made it to the shelter earlier this week after work. It was hot and they were short handed, so I crawled in the pens and took a few photos of pups up for adoption. I won’t post them all, but I’d like to share a few of my favorite photos. You can see all the photos of available animals on the Dublin Laurens County Humane Society Facebook page.
All photos were taken with Canon 6D and 24-75mm f/2.8L II lens in shaded sunlight around 5:00PM.
For more information on any animals pictured:
Dublin / Laurens Humane Society
618 Firetower Rd
Dublin, GA 31021
Phone / Fax: 478.272.5341
Headed out to the Dublin Laurens Humane Society after work. We got some of the dogs that have been at the shelter the longest. Some of these guys (and girls) have been there since January! We need to get them adopted out! Photos and status are current as of posting date.
All dogs pictured in this album are at Dublin Laurens Humane Society at 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 – Sunday. If you are interested or would like to forward to rescue, PLEASE contact the shelter ASAP.
Hunter (1 year old yellow male lab mix):
Shiloh (young female hound mix):
Missy (1 year old female setter mix):
Fluffy (young female Australian Shepherd mix):
Rocky (young setter/border mix):
Patches (5 month old male pointer mix):
Jasper (5 month old male pointer mix):
All photos taken with Canon 6D and 24-70mm f/2.8L II lens.
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