At first I didn’t think this week’s challenge sounded like too much fun, but as it turns out I enjoyed it, and ended up with more photos than I expected to choose from. I thought I’d share just a few here on the blog, and the final one is the one I chose to submit for the challenge, though it wasn’t an easy decision!
This is a composition challenge; doorways can provide interesting and artistic framing to a photo, as well as perhaps some color and texture. It also provides the challenge of getting your dog to stand still in a doorway, which can be easy if they have a solid “stay” command like Luke does, or not so much with Cricket, who does not believe in staying still unless she’s sleeping! I actually thought some of the photos with both of them doing something other than just sitting there were a little more fun anyway.
We don’t often venture far from home so of course I had to find doors here at the house to use for my framing. It worked out better than I expected! I would have loved to use my pretty yellow front door but there’s a huge snowbank in front of it! First we tried using the front doorway from the inside, and I like how the three doors converging together here provided some nice framing, both for Cricket on the move……:
……and for Luke striking a nice pose. I kind of like the starkness of the mostly white background and the contrast of the blacks in this one:
Luke peeking through the doorway was fun too!
I decided to try one more door; and it’s been so warm this week we can have this one open sometimes! Luke was happy about that and ready to play some ball.
Ultimately I chose this photo for the challenge, because I like the framing of the outdoors, and Luke’s playful pose.
Which is your favorite?
We have some good news to share today! I am very excited about getting the opportunity to write an article for the BlogPaws website. You can read it here: “5 Ways Pet Bloggers Can Avoid Burnout”. Let me know what you think!
2 Brown Dawgs says
I like what you did with the theme. The doorways are a nice frame for the pups.
Annie Anderson says
I can tell you have a very nice house just by looking at the doorway. The last photo is my most fav. Beautiful background, beautiful sunshine and Luke is holding a baall…. is that a ball or an orange lol
Thank you! We’ve been in this house almost a year now, and we absolutely love it.
Hee hee…that’s a ball, but he would not be above playing with a real orange either!
I love that last one too! Your doorways at home are beautiful!
Groovy Goldendoodles says
Great tips! Can’t believe you’ve still got snow!
We’ve been losing a lot of the snow though, and are seeing some bare ground in the yard now. Unfortunately we also have a whole bunch of ice out there, so play time is going to be limited for a while. Hopefully it stays warm this week so the ice melts.
Brian Frum says
Those are terrific and the models did a most excellent job!!!
The Island Cats says
These are great! We really like the ones of Luke. He does show up well against all that white.
Ellen Pilch says
Nice doorway shots. I like your wood floors and woodwork, very pretty.
Thank you! Those old wood floors are definitely one of the things we love about this house.
M. K. Clinton says
I love them all but think Luke looks very cute peeking through the doorway!
I love your final choice. I also like the second one (Luke and the B&W contrast) a lot. Your article over at BlogPaws is really helpful, love it.
Monika & Sam says
Gosh, I LOVE these doorway shots and can see why it would be a hard choice to chose a ‘winner.’ They all win in my books. Sweet Cricket is movement exemplified, isn’t she? ????
I think Cricket is either going 100 miles per hour, or she’s completely passed out! She takes everything she does very seriously. 🙂
Two French Bulldogs says
Great shots! Mom has a few pics of us in the doorways.
Lily & Edward
Callie, Shadow, and Ducky's Mom says
I love all the pix; but the last one is definitely my favorite. The pose makes me think Luke has some kind of mischief in mind, possibly goading Cricket to join him in the fun.
I can’t read your article right now, but will soon – by the end of the weekend for sure.
I think you might have called that right. If I remember correctly, Cricket was inside when I took those, and I think it was her that he was looking at!
Caren Gittleman says
I couldn’t agree with you more on the one that you chose, it’s great!
I like those. This week was bad for me, because the only door I have is to the RV, LOl I love your wood floor too.
I actually thought of you when I saw the challenge, I could see where it might be difficult for you. Not many doors out in the desert! 🙂
they all are fabulolus .. so great… but my favourite is n°3… this is such a cute may I come in look from Luke :o)
Sand Spring Chesapeakes says
They all are great but of course my favorite is cricket burning through the doorway, she is just too darn cute.
I love these types of pictures, especially when I’m outside with the dogs and Soth’s sitting in front of the storm door inside watching us! These all turned out great, but I think my favorite is the one of Cricket running through the door! Such great energy!
Our little beagle definitely has endless energy! You’re probably seeing a lot of that with Rye too. 🙂
When I was looking through old photos for my last post about Sheba, I found one of her on the other side of the door looking out, like you said with Soth, and I almost wanted to just use that one. It was after one of her surgeries when she couldn’t play. She still had her usual smile on her face though!
Luke looks great with the white doors! We wanted to go into the city to find some really fun doors, but with the ankle thing, it was just too hard. It could be a real fun challenge.
Dolly the Doxie says
Great job on all of the photos! We agree it sounded difficult to begin with but the dogs did cooperate!