Beautiful Beasties is an international network of professional pet photographers, of which I am very privileged to be a part of. Within the network a group was formed for photographers who wanted to participate in a project, a 52 week project. Each week a theme is chosen and posted, then we all go out and take a photograph or series of photographs to fit the theme, then we all post onto our own websites and form a ring by linking all the websites. That means you can look at my images and then follow the links all over the world to see what other pet photographers are capturing.

The theme for week 16 is – “Seniors – Ageing gracefully” and this week our brief read….. “Our pets age so quickly, I really find it unfair. Let’s capture the grey muzzles, the wiser eyes, the slowing down, in sum, all the essence of the senior dog, cat or any other animal that is either in our lives, a client’s pet or an old stray or shelter dog or cat that may be in need of a home. Time passes much too quickly especially for our dogs.”

I had a good think about this one – all my own senior pets have already passed, so where could I find a senior pet…. Rocky!!

Rocky is the ‘senior’ (and only) dog who is loved by my kids best Friends, so it was an easy choice to feature Rocky this week.

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Rocky is about 14yrs old, he is a German Shepherd X Kelpie and one of the sweetest natured dogs you could ever hope to meet!

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One of his favourite things to do is sit near the back door and play with his best toy,

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from here he can keep an eye on the cheeky ducks that drop in and hear the Family in the house too,

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And sometimes when Mum, is busy Rocky likes to sneak up on the day bed – but at his age, I think thats ok, let him have some luxury, right?

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It was a pleasure to photograph Rocky – and something I have been meaning to do for a long time! Now don’t forget this is a blog ring, so follow the links, starting with – Life By Tara, Hamilton, New Zealand – keep following the links until you get back here.

I hope you all enjoyed this weeks theme and images, see you all next week xo

S.

 

 

Beautiful Beasties is an international network of professional pet photographers, of which I am very privileged to be a part of. Within the network a group was formed for photographers who wanted to participate in a project, a 52 week project. Each week a theme is chosen and posted, then we all go out and take a photograph or series of photographs to fit the theme, then we all post onto our own websites and form a ring by linking all the websites. That means you can look at my images and then follow the links all over the world to see what other pet photographers are capturing.

 

The theme for week 15, chosen by Kelly Wolfe from NZ, is “Then & Now” and our brief this week reads… ” This is for a comparison shot, either to show your progress as a photographer, changes in your pet over months/years, locations at different times of the year, etc. ”

I have been lucky enough to photograph a few of pets as they have grown up, so I am going to feature 2 dogs who I am lucky enough to photograph regularly…..

1st up is Henry – super cute as a baby and now super cute all grown up!!

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And then we have Comet…. a very cute baby and a very handsome Boy all grown up!!

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Follow the blog ring links, starting with Trina Bauer Photography, State College, Pennsylvania and keep clicking until you get back here.

I hope you all enjoyed this weeks theme, see you all next week xo

S.

 

 

Beautiful Beasties is an international network of professional pet photographers, of which I am very privileged to be a part of. Within the network a group was formed for photographers who wanted to participate in a project, a 52 week project. Each week a theme is chosen and posted, then we all go out and take a photograph or series of photographs to fit the theme, then we all post onto our own websites and form a ring by linking all the websites. That means you can look at my images and then follow the links all over the world to see what other pet photographers are capturing.

 

Week 14’s theme, chosen by Peta, is ‘under’ our brief reads…. “I’ve had a tough time thinking up a theme! Given that I’m from the land down under (LOL – sorry other Aussies!!) I’ve decided to go with the theme of “under”.
This could be anything from underexposed, underway, understanding, under the blanket, under your legs/hand, under the radar etc.”

Well, with a very hectic week of editing horse show images, the project 52 images were always going to be a last minute job, so here we are on Good Friday, which typically for NSW dawned cool and wet (it rains EVERY Easter here) I had to come up with an idea….and fast!

Cue a cup of tea with my neighbour/best friend and bribing her kids and their dog Alfie to be in my pictures this week – kids and pets will do almost anything for the right bribe!!

So I give you a wet-cold-easter “Under The Covers”

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Now don’t forget this is a blog ring, so follow the links, starting with Sydney & MAC Creative Designs, Washington DC, and keep following until you get back here to Alfie and the kids.

I hope you all enjoyed ‘Under’ this week, see you all next week xo

S.

Last Sunday was a beautiful day and it was filled to the brim with beautiful horses!

I headed again to Ill Cadore, at Somersby for the Central Coast Quarter Horse show.

The full gallery of images can be found “here”

But here are some of my favourites from the day…

The morning started with the halter classes –

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A big congratulations to Elusive Skip who was awarded Supreme Halter Exhibit

 

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Then we moved on to the Hunter In Hand & Hunter Under Saddle classes….

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And the afternoon was dedicated to the Western saddle classes and the trail patterns…

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Thank you to the club for having me again as your official photographer, it is always such a pleasure seeing and working with all the committee and the competitors xoxo

See you all next show!

S.