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danitacahill:

A silly shot to make you smile.

Originally posted on Cahill Photojournalism:

There’s something funny about a dog in sunglasses…

I took this shot at the Oregon Gardens in Silverton, Oregon. I was there on assignment for something entirely different, but this photo-op was too good to pass up. I like the little dog in the background straining at its leash, too. Adds a bit more comedy to the shot.

The dog in glasses was actually a service dog for the hearing impaired. Not sure of the reason for the glasses. The dog’s handler kindly asked the dog to sit so I could take a photograph.

For more photos that might bring a smile to your lips, click here    here     and here.

For more about the Oregon Gardens, which also has a resort with cabins to rent at a reasonable price, click here.

Copyright Danita Cahill. All rights reserved.

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Artful Weeds

danitacahill:

How to use contrast to make effective photos.

Originally posted on Cahill Photojournalism:

IMG_7099 - CopyAnother shot I took while on a senior photo shoot at the beach. Obviously, this is not a senior. I took it while waiting for the senior – in this case, my niece – to grab her sunglasses from the car. I had camera in hand and so looked for something worthy to shoot.

Even weeds can make effective photographs if artfully arranged.

I have no intention of framing this photo and hanging it on a wall or anything, but I do kind of like it. The bokeh isn’t bad. And the eye is drawn immediately to the focal point – the puffed seed head, which is the odd man out in this photo. Using contrast like this in photographs can be a wonderful thing.

This was taken at Ona State Park at the Oregon Coast. The park is located at the mouth of Beaver Creek, on Coastal Highway 101, halfway between Newport…

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Lambs in Clover

IMG_6566If you look through the archives, or follow this blog, you may have guessed animals are one of my favorite subjects to photograph. Especially baby animals.

These lambs were curious about our car. I liked the composition of this opportunity and shot the photo from the passenger window of our car. I do wish the black-faced lamb’s features showed up. Black-faced animals are a challenge to photograph. Especially with white-faced animals standing nearby.

Lambs are one of the things I most look forward to in the late winter and early spring in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Lambs and flowers.

 

Cat in the Sunlight

IMG_6770This is our young cat, Sophie. When I noticed how sunlight was streaming through the window and highlighting her eyes, whiskers and fur, and glowing through her ears, I had to grab my camera and try to capture the moment.

Happy weekend. May it be filled with sunshine and purrfect moments.

Siuslaw Wood

danitacahill:

Can you see the faces in this old wooden pier?

Originally posted on Cahill Photojournalism:

IMG_6485 - Copy My family went on an overnight trip to Florence, Oregon over spring break, and this old wooden post spoke to me. It was sticking up out of the Siuslaw River (SIGH-oos-law). It was part of an historical ferry pier.

Aged, weather-worn, knotted.

I can see faces in it. History. Stories.

Can you?

Copyright Danita Cahill. All rights reserved.

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Snowy Grapes

danitacahill:

Grapes. Beautiful grapes.

Originally posted on Cahill Photojournalism:

IMG_6329These aren’t raisins. I guess that makes them freeze-dried grapes.

We’ve still got a snow covering in the Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Night before last the thermometer dipped to -9. That’s the coldest it’s been here since 1972. Schools canceled classes, many businesses didn’t open. The roads are still sheets of slick ice.

My husband has still made his way slowly to work each morning before dawn, but since he’s driving our only snow-worthy rig, our sons and I are pretty much snow bound.

So, to pass some time, I took photos of snow-frosted grapes.

Photo copyright Danita Cahill. All rights reserved.

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Alpaca in the Snow

danitacahill:

Our alpacas don’t seem to mind the snow. They also don’t seem to mind hay on their face!

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Hay!
Wanna play in the snow?
Alpaca wool sweater.

I know, I know, groan. Right?IMG_6324

This is Admiral, or Buddy. He’s the herd sire here at Ridge Alpacas. Buddy is a good boy. And mighty cute, too. Don’t you agree?

Photo copyright Danita Cahill. All rights reserved.

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