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Since we just returned from a fabulous vacation in Paris, I decided to post an image of Louis in the French Riviera. Next visit Elaine Mueller Tweedy in Northern Pennsylvania to see more colourful images; and then keep going around the blog ring until you see everyone’s post.

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This week’s blog post topic is BLUE so I thought about the beautiful blue sky, then I dressed Louis in a blue shirt, which he so proud of tha he didn’t want to take it off He just loves photography, which makes it so much fun. Next up is Kim Hollis of Barkography of Charlotte,…

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  • ElaineMay 15, 2017 - 3:46 pm

    The light blue background really shows off Louis’ fur. None of my dogs will wear clothing.ReplyCancel

  • DarleneMay 14, 2017 - 7:53 pm

    Aw so cute in blue!!!  Love his little name tag collar with the bling!  ReplyCancel

  • JodieMay 13, 2017 - 7:11 am

    Omg what a cute model, love the blue shirt ReplyCancel

This week’s blog ring topic is FRAMED, which has many interpretations. I chose to create and frame an oil painting style photograph. Louis was so happy to pose for me, as usual so we captured a great photo; then I used an oil painting filter, painted in some grass and added the frame. Next in…

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  • JessicaMay 10, 2017 - 12:51 pm

    What a cool way to interpret this week’s theme! I like that added oil painting touch!ReplyCancel

  • ElaineMay 5, 2017 - 8:17 pm

    Lous is adorable, and I really like the painterly look of this photo! This would be a good way to show clients what their images might look like framed.ReplyCancel

  • Rochelle MarshallMay 5, 2017 - 4:33 pm

    I really like the oil painting look!ReplyCancel

  • Kathie OnoMay 5, 2017 - 11:33 am

    Very lovely… Louis is one photogenic guy.ReplyCancel

  • SusannahMay 5, 2017 - 8:01 am

    Nice interpretation of the framed theme.ReplyCancel

  • KimMay 5, 2017 - 7:57 am

    It seems as though many of the photogs this week chose to “frame” the subject in a frame!ReplyCancel

This week’s blog ring topic is low key, which is a style of photography where the overall tone of the image is very dark, with just a small area highlighted to create a dramatic, moody image.This image of a black standard poodle has a lot of texture, which helps define a low key image. Next…

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  • DarleneMay 1, 2017 - 9:14 pm

    Lovely image and what a beautiful pooch!!!  Great capture!  ReplyCancel

  • ElaineApril 29, 2017 - 12:03 pm

    Beautiful image!  I know that getting all the detail in those curls is no easy task, especially on a low-key image. ReplyCancel

  • JodieApril 29, 2017 - 5:25 am

    Love black on black, I wanted to do that this week. It couldn’t get a black dog in time ReplyCancel

  • CynthiaApril 28, 2017 - 2:33 pm

    It was great seeing everyone’s low key images in the blog ring this week.ReplyCancel

  • SusannahApril 28, 2017 - 10:43 am

    Nice work! Love the black on black.ReplyCancel

  • Kathie OnoApril 28, 2017 - 10:36 am

    Very dramatic!  Nicely done.ReplyCancel

  • JessicaApril 28, 2017 - 8:45 am

    I love all those dazzling curls!ReplyCancel

The topic for this week’s blog ring is “Fantasy.” My fantasy is Elijah, my beautiful goldendoodle, who I lost to cancer last year, looking down on me from heaven while I skied and kayaked on the same day at LakeTahoe. I miss him so much but I feel as though he is always with me…

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  • LindaApril 23, 2017 - 9:47 am

    What a lovely way to remember your Elijah!ReplyCancel

  • SusannahApril 22, 2017 - 2:05 pm

    Awwww! What a sweet fantasy! I think that’s one we all have after having lost a special pet. So very sorry for your loss of Elijah.ReplyCancel

    • CynthiaApril 22, 2017 - 5:00 pm

      Thanks, Susannah! Yes, it’s a huge loss and I treasure the time we spent together.ReplyCancel

  • KellyApril 22, 2017 - 8:41 am

    Oh my gosh. This is so sweet!!ReplyCancel

  • RochelleApril 21, 2017 - 2:33 pm

    aww, what a lovely boy Elijah was. Looking down on you.ReplyCancel

  • ElaineApril 21, 2017 - 12:29 pm

    I am sorry for your loss, Cynthia. I do believe that the spirits of our heart dogs stay by our side.ReplyCancel

    • CynthiaApril 22, 2017 - 4:57 pm

      Thank you so much for understanding! I even feel that Elijah’s spirit is helping my ganaraskan, Louis…he is also one of the most loving dogs imaginable.ReplyCancel

As a nurse, I had extensive experience dealing with death and helping families work through their grief. However, nothing could have prepared me for the overwhelming sadness I felt when my goldendoodle, Elijah slipped away from me. I am hoping that these tips will help others dealing with this devastating experience. 1. Work with your…

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