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 6 is – Wide Open – We are free to interpret this however we would like! Does it mean shooting with our aperture wide open? Or going to a wide open space? With our wet raining weather this week shooting of any type was always going to be fun (difficult) so for my interpretation of the theme I was going to go with wide open spaces – but most of our wide open spaces here are waterways or the ocean and I just didn’t have time to get the shot I wanted, so I changed my mind and had to think outside the box….


While doing some agility training this afternoon, Skarla needed a bit of a fresher on the broad jump, and I thought  – “Hey! The broad jump loosely fits the ‘wide open’ theme!” so with my little guy as assistant handler we got Skarla in a ‘wide-open’ body frame over the broad jump…




but then she started to cheat!! I told you she needed a refresher!! Luckily Blue was there again to show her what a ‘wide-open’ body frame over the broad jump really looks like…




I hope you accept my slightly out of the box take on the theme this week, now follow the links all around the ring to see what all the other photographers captured, starting with Kelly Wolfe, Pet Photographer from the Waikato, New Zealand.

See you all next week.

S xo



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