Sunday, December 27, 2009

Finally--A Christmas Card Picture!


For the last 10 years, we've taken a picture of our dogs for our Christmas card. This year proved to be a bit of a challenge. I think because I had in my mind the picture I wanted, and despite all the effort, it just wasn't coming together like I envisioned. I lost track of how many rolls (yes rolls) of film I've taken the last several weeks trying to get the "perfect" picture. Last Saturday during our big snow fall, with a little bit of film left, I took my 35 mm camera out into the yard and I snapped a few pictures of the dogs enjoying the snow. As I was walking back to the house, the dogs were in a line in front of me and a couple of them had laid down in the snow...I snapped this picture...When I saw this picture, I realized that even though it wasn't "perfect," I loved it, and I knew I had the one I wanted to use for our Christmas card. I also remembered a lesson I'd learned when I started taking "dog pictures" 10 years ago; which is that if you want a good picture, just let the subjects be themselves and the camera can and usually does capture that.

12 comments:

from our front porch... said...

This is outstanding, how beautiful!
Yep, I'd say this is the Christmas card for next year.
Now you can say you have one thing finished for Christmas 2010!
Misha

RiverBend Farm said...

Gotta love it! What's interesting is trying to make out the dogs and figuring out how many dogs are in the picture.

Sue said...

What a perfect picture!

Charlie said...

Great picture!!

kks said...

love this picture! so perfect!
(i found you through Sue)
your pack is beautiful!!

Rob Gutro said...

Wow. What a great photo of all your canine "kids!" I stumbled across your blog and found it really fun and interesting. We have dogs (just 2 though) a Weimaraner and a Dachshund, and they're the joy of our lives. We'll be checking your blog often now! Happy New Year. Rob and Tom

♥ Amy ♥ said...

beautiful!! I want more snow! xxx

Gill - That British Woman said...

what a stunning photo......I love how they are walking one behind one another,

Gill in Canada

Farley's Mom said...

I loooooooooooove it! You are so lucky :) What a great fur family you have...

The Witch said...

Wow!!!

I can see a caption forming in my mind for the Christmas Card next years.
Santa's back-up reindeer squad in training of course.
Beautiful picture.
Thanks so much for sharing.

Heather Z said...

Hey Kim! We got ours in the mail, and we loved it, especially Corinne! She said it looks like they are pulling a sled :)She likes to name as many as she can, and can always pick out Josh, because he looks just like Copper!
Sending love and hugs to you! Have a wonderful New Year!!

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