This week, I’m presenting another Cardigan Welsh Corgi portrait, this one from quite a while back.
This photo of Demi was from a portrait session I did for a number of Cardigans during the Summer of 2005. Demi was an incredibly sweet dog, and she was the mother of Ransom our 2nd Cardigan, who is 13 years old at this time.
Unfortunately, Demi crossed the Rainbow Bridge during a Cesarean Section for her second litter. Demi’s owner and many of us were heartbroken by this tragic occurrence.
Those events still make this image bittersweet for me, as she was gone all too soon after this photo was taken.
This was a Canon EOS 1D Mk II using an EF 28-80mm f/4.5-6.3 lens and Speedlite 430 EX as a fill flash. The flash was intended purely to produce a catchlight, as I used a gold tone reflector to create the very warm light on Demi. The exposure settings were 1/1000 second at f/8 at 400 ISO.
Looking at the WordPress Daily Post this morning, I was a bit amused that the day after using the prompt of ‘Abandoned’, they chose to use ‘Hope’. Of course, the combination of these two words is referenced most often in the line from the first part of Dante’s Divine Comedy, Inferno, “Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch’intrate“, which are the words written over the gate to Hell.
The logical connection between these consecutive Daily Prompts led me immediately to an image that still speaks to me after a number of years: Pyroplasm 3x. Although, to me, the fires in this image are the fires of creation rather than destruction; one could almost paraphrase Dante’s words and say: “Embrace all hope, ye who pass through here!“, as the end result is new creation!
Hope you enjoy this image!
This was shot completely in-camera using a Canon EOS 1D MkIII and an EF 24-105mm f/4L lens. Using aperture priority, I got the shutter speed slowed to just about 1.5 seconds for this shot while doing a slow zoom with the lens.
As I saw today’s Daily Prompt of ‘Abandoned’, I immediately thought of an image from a couple of years ago…
This poor onion had been left all alone in the icy parking lot of a pizzeria. Had it tried to escape being taken apart by a sharp knife on a food preparation table? Or had it been evicted from the premises after a tearful goodbye?
Unfortunately, the onion declined to comment, so I will never know the answer.
Hope you enjoy this image!
This image was captured with an iPhone 5S using the standard Camera app.
In the third installment of this series, let’s take yet another look at the world around us and see, if we can find a ‘Different View’; something that we may not notice in our daily wandering on this little, blue planet.
This past weekend, I decided to accompany my wife for herding practice with our youngest dog, and brought my camera with me for some exploring, which led to this view for inspiration…
For those who’d like to participate in this weekly challenge, the rules are the following:
Write a post with an image for this week’s topic
Please use the tag #fpj-photo-challenge
Create a pingback link to this post, so that I can create a post showing all of the submissions over the week
Have fun creating something new!!
I’m looking forward to seeing your creative efforts!
This photo was taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mk III using a EF 100mm f/2.8 macro lens. Exposure was at f/11 and 1/60 second at 640 ISO.