Sunday, March 22, 2009

sunday stills - lines

This week's Sunday Stills challenge is lines. I've attempted something a bit different...to capture the lines that I think Sophie sees on parts of an agility course....and to capture her thoughts about those lines. Would love to hear if you think I made it work or not.

ascent; muscles pushing against the pull of earth, charging towards the peak...


leaping over the apex; legs and body extended in flight....


pounding descent; decisive steps towards earth...


not lines of poles, but spaces between; an s-curve of left and right...


quick steps up; long groves and edges in parallel...


straight and narrow path stretching into the distance; a finish line.

40 comments:

Shirley said...

Andrea, that was really neat, what a good idea to show us Sophie's perspective!

teacupdesign said...

hello, i just read you artical in the Star. Its true when one door closes a great one opens up. Good for u enjoy.

teacupdesign

Hilary said...

Nicely done. Perspective is everything.

Sherri said...

Really great shots, Andrea.

Pete said...

Great shots. Love the one that looks like you are going down the ramp. Hope you didn't get your knees and elbows too dirty.

Neas Nuttiness said...

You nailed it Adrea!

HalfCrazy said...

Did you crouched on the ground just to take these photos? Hahaha!

I'm not a professional photographer or anything and these shots look great but it's sort of low for me unless your dog is sort of little!

Anonymous said...

I just read your story in the Star. After a 27 year career with one organization, and a successful career, I had the exact same experience you did. Walked in one morning and all gone in 12 minutes !

A few weeks earlier a 15 week old beagle came into my life, and as simply as I can put it, he literally saved my life. He has not only saved but transformed it.

Habfour

Anonymous said...

I just read your story in the Star. After a 27 year career with one organization, and a successful career, I had the exact same experience you did. Walked in one morning and all gone in 12 minutes !

A few weeks earlier a 15 week old beagle came into my life, and as simply as I can put it, he literally saved my life. He has not only saved but transformed it.

Habfour

MariesImages said...

I love the last one, nice angle & texture~
Marie

kazejin_137 said...

hey andrea, just read your article on the star, i'm from toronto but currently in switzerland right now, really nice to see a nice story back home.

although i have no experience in photography, but i really love the third one. really shows the texture
and depth well

keep up the good work !

maverick said...

Andrea, I read your article in the Star today. I really enjoyed the article as I can relate as I lost my job to disability and the dog was my saver. He listens and never talks back but let you know when he is with you. Dogs are so important to well being to many of us and lead us to different paths.
Thanks, for waking us up to the real world.

Janice said...

Andrea ,great shots .I would say you succeded at what you set out to do.Love the idea.

Marathonman said...

I just read your story in the Star. Sophie was sent to you for a reason - to enjoy the life you are now experiencing. So few people realise the significance of what seems like random events, especially when it comes to aninmals, when in fact every occurence in our lives happens for a specific purpose. One door closes and another one opens...Animals, whether domestic or wild, can teach us so much!

Beautiful shots from a dog's perspective. The texture and the flow in the pictures is what makes them so visually pleasing. Now you just need to attach a "doggie cam" to get some really spectacular footage!

Sara said...

Andrea, I just read your article in the Star and just wanted to say Thank You. I was just laid off from a job I was not happy in, so very bittersweet. I'm really hopeful that it will lead me to a job I can be passionate about and your story gave me hope. Thanks.

Janice said...

Andrea after looking at your pics and leaving a comment I went and read your Story in the Star. I love your story and I'm glad you are happier.....way to go Sophie. While I was reading that article I went to the comments. Most people wish you the best. One comment however wasn't as kind. To the person that said Humans should be mans best friend all I can say is they must not ever have had that kind of love in their life so therefore cannot understand the pure joy so many of us get from our animal friends.....(not Pets)

gtyyup said...

I think you were very successful in showing Sophie's perspective!! Wonderful creativity and nicely done Andrea~~

J9 said...

I like how you changed our persperctive for this one, and I somehow think that they would be blurrier if Sophie took them while running the course!

Patches said...

Very creative! Love the perspective! You totally nailed it!

Gennasus said...

Great shots - you have such wonderful ideas!

Ludo van puppy said...

Huro,
Thanks for visiting my blog. What a very good idea for a post. You is very good at capturing the perspective. Mum's gonna go read all about Sophie now. :)
~lickies, Ludo

Ed said...

Cuddos on the pics!!! Great perspective on a dogs life..:-)

Maria said...

love it, awesome to see things from a different point of view, even or especially a dogs

The Wife said...

Love the perspective. Great idea and pics!

Violet said...

Very interesting perspective!

septembermom said...

What a great idea to try and see things from Sophie's perspective. You have such a gift when it comes to photography. I'm jealous :)

prairierunner said...

I love the perspective and depth of field in the last picture.

Robynn's Ravings said...

Oh Andrea, I TRULY love this....

I never thought about it before. And yes, you absolutely captured it. You might be a dog at heart! And that's a COMPLIMENT! lol

I'm thinking of starting Minky in agility class. I think she'd be a natural but she still barks a LOT at strangers. It's intimidation and excitement barking but it is off-putting to strangers nonetheless. Any suggestions?

Flo said...

Okay, these bring back really bad memories of boot camp :) Great photos!!

Mine is up over at my photo blog.

WhimsybyMari said...

I love these pictures what a great idea.

tkkerouac said...

Hi, I just read your article in the star
My blog is tkcensored.blogspot.com
and a private one called
tkkerouac.blogspot.com

I did not loose a corporate job but I do understand your new found joy of walking around , taking photos,and writing your daily perspective of what you've seen and whats on your mind.
Your camera allows you to capture views that others wouldn't ordinarily see.
Its like you are documenting your daily life through photo journalism.

When I first started my blog which documented my life in photos and thoughts, It became very popular for two reasons....
My daughter is the number one blogger in Canada, so readers would go into her blog , read and then go into her mothers blog to see a different age life perspective
Secondly
I'm a kerouac, as in Jack Kerouac the writer.

At first, I enjoyed the comments and attention, but then became uncomfortable with the amount of readership and went private.

I did keep a censored version open to readers
tkcensored.blogspot.com

I do share your passion of taking photos,writing thoughts and enjoying nature and wildlife. I come upon many dogs,cats and wildfowl on these adventures which brings much joy.

Good Luck with your new career path and new found Joy of a Simpler Life

I admire your honesty
Take Care
Tracey

Kelly said...

Wow! These are great!

Oz Girl said...

What a beautiful commentary in black and white! It certainly looks like Sophie's perspective. Great job!

Katherine Aucoin said...

I think you did an awesome job. Wonderful photography and commentary!

CTG Ponies said...

Very cool concept and excellent photos!

Far Side of Fifty said...

Sophies perspective on the agility course..I loved it..fantastic photos as usual! I take it your column is out..are you going to share the link?? I hope so! :)

Far Side of Fifty said...

Forgive me, I just noticed the links.. I will check it out.. I am behind on my reading apparently! :)

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

That is a great idea, to see something form our dogs view. Very cool!

The Write Girl said...

Hi Andrea,

Nice concept for this week's still photos. It is always fun to try something new. : )

Regular Guy said...

Very nice b&w shots. Like the wood grain.