Lilah does like to be covered, and has since she was a puppy. She likes to hide under and behind things, so I think the cover gives her a sense of security. I took this image with my cell phone because my camera was all the way upstairs in the studio and I was lazy. Not bad when you consider the lighting in this room late evening, is less than desirable for photo opportunities. My smart phone IS really smart. And here I've been doubting it.
There is a spot on a hill, not too far from where I live, where you can see beautiful summer sunsets adjacent to a farm field overgrown with tall grasses. I have gone there a number of times and taken photos of various colorful sky art. My vision was to maybe take one of our dogs up to the field and place them in a silhouette position there against a beautiful sunset sky.
After thinking this through a little more, a number of things would have to happen in order for me to set up this shot. First, I would have to get the land owner's permission to go stomping around his field with one of my dogs. Next I would have to wait for the perfect sunset opportunity and have my husband help me to get one of our dogs in the perfect position for the shot, and then keep the dog in place long enough for me to play around with it. Finally, there would have to be no bunnies, squirrels, deer, snakes, ground hogs, or other critters roaming in that field that would tempt the selected dog to give chase.
I realized this entire plan was rampant with possible adverse outcomes. But then I also realized that I did already have beautiful sky shots from the site, as well as umpteen one hundred and fifty thousand shots of our dogs. Sooooooooooooooooooo.......why not create it?
Below you have the final product, a composite of two images. My husband did not even have to get up off the couch.