How is it already November? This year has been seriously flying by. My wedding season is finally slowing down and I’ve been so on top of my editing that I’m currently completely caught up for like the first time ever. Of course there are still albums to design and blogs to post but I’m feeling really great about the state of things at the moment.
So now to focus on getting images done before our meeting and then the final grad critique.
Luna has been in heat the last few weeks and things on the home front have pretty much become unbearable with the constant whining, howling, and having to keep Ghost and Luna separated (soooo many dog gates, on like every available door.) After three straight days of Ghost not eating, I decided to pack up and take him and Lou to my parents house to get out of that environment. It’s going on day 4 and this is the first time I’ve gotten both Ghost and Lou to even eat a full bowl of food (I think Lou is pouting and wants to go home.)
Anyway, while I’m here I decided to take advantage of the different scenery and try to work on my project. Obviously I only have two of the dogs, but in real life these two are typically with me all the time and Nate has Luna and Jack with him so it’s pretty relevant to how things really are.
I’ve been trying to think of ideas that relate to things I remember doing as a kid with my family and at my parents house which is partially in a woods, raking leaves were always a major ordeal so I thought I would play off of that idea.
So I really like how there’s lots of depth in this and a defined foreground and then you can go really far back and see the barn in the distance. I love how Ghost is jumping up to bite the leaves. I like the circle of leaf-less grass around Lou and how that plays off the leaf-less grass in the far background.. as well as the triangle that draws your eye around between the circle around Lou, the small one on the right of Ghost and the one I’m creating in the shot. I also feel like this is one image that I really don’t miss the other dogs in.
I can’t decided if I want to lose the rake on the tree by Ghost. I do like how it brings your eye towards me and then you go to the wheel barrow and then on to Lou and back around, but I also think the tree it’s leaning on does that as well.
I need to take the words off the wheel barrow I forgot to do that and I just realized that.
I’m going to brainstorm to see what other images I can come up with while I’m here and we shall see what happens next.
I think I like it without the rake better. I also fixed the hole in one of the leaves and took the words off of the wheel barrow.