Black labrador puppy running through a field near Fort Ellis in Bozeman at sunset.

A pup running amuck

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Eddie, when he was a lot smaller, running through the grass on state land south of Bozeman. I don’t think he could be happier.

I had a lot of problems learning how to shoot him. Most of my photos came out as this dark little mass — eventually I figured out unless it was noon, a little fill flash went a long ways. In this shot, focusing through the windy grass, there’s a little flash-induced blur and those two foremost stems are a little blown out. Maybe not the most technically perfect photograph but I think his expression makes up for it.

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  • gorgeous color range here and i love the tilted horizon. i should try using flash more often.

  • @michele haha. the horizon is a result of holding the camera down around my ankles while the rest of me tried to get his attention

  • So much to learn. I love the way the grasses pass in front of him too. Beautiful dog. How I miss ours…

  • pretty low angle.. i like it this way.. nice shot! :)

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  • Shutter speed: 1/100 sec
  • Focal length: 17 mm
  • Aperture: f/7.1


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