Well Luna is coming into heat which means we have to keep Ghost and her separated for a month. An entire month. This will be the first time around that Ghost will be old enough to actually know what’s going on so life will pretty much suck in our house for awhile.
So begins four weeks of rotating yard and house time, sleeping in separate areas, and Luna having to wear the dreaded diaper, ugh. One of the downsides to owning show dogs is that they can’t be spayed/neutered to be shown essentially because at a show the judges are evaluating breeding stock and how much each dogs comes close to the breed standard.
We definitely don’t want puppies in our house; pretty sure Nate would leave me if I even mentioned getting another dog at this point. Four dogs are a lot of work.
So on that note, I’ve been cramming to get the majority of my photos done because our Grad critique is next week, the semester is almost over, and because Luna gets super bitchy and probably won’t participate like she normally does. Today was already enough of a challenge and it will only get worse from here.
So this is a composite I did today. I’ve had this idea in my head for a few weeks and just haven’t had the right combination of Nate being home and lighting that I need until today.
This is called, “Grooming Day.” I like the idea of working on images that are realistic and represent the work we have to put into the dogs, especially the Siberians. I’d really like to do some dog show photo composites sometime because I think that could be really cool.
Those are the individual images and this is how they will be displayed as a diptych.
I really enjoy the balance of light and dark. I also like how the white door in the right image ties to the left image with the white appliances. I totally forgot to include Jack in this one but it’s actually pretty accurate to how it would be in real life. Whenever I’m drying dogs Louis is always under the table waiting for me to drop a dog treat. Usually Nate is bathing one while I’m drying one or vice versa. Jack is usually off doing his own thing and being crazy per usual.
I wanted just the Siberians to be getting groomed because they get groomed at least twice a month if not more depending on if they are blowing their coats (shedding out the under layer of fur) or if we have back to back weekends of shows. The other dogs get groomed maybe 3-4 times a year because they really don’t get that dirty or have a “dog smell.”
I would have preferred to have an angle that was further back for the right hand side image. I really like how the left one sort of feels layered with the different lines and room colors and I wish I had more of that in the right image but the layout of our house makes some areas really narrow and hard to get the right angles.