The theme of week three is fill the frame. This theme was definitely a compositional challenge for me. I had all kinds of ideas of filling my composition with the spiral my dogs make when they rest, or pulling out my macro lens and getting an extreme close up of the eyes... alas. What ended up happening this week was a whole lot of birthday celebrating adventures with various friend groups. On Monday, that friend group included my fellow jackrabbit chasing enthusiasts.
We packed up the dogs (2 Magyar Agars, 2 Silken Windhounds, and 1 Borzoi), drove for a few hours out of the California urban areas, strapped on their GPS collars, and went looking for jacks.
At the time, I thought "Now's my chance to work on this week's challenge!"
That wasn't my brightest moment.
See, the thing about very very fast dogs with lots and lots of prey drive is that when given the opportunity, they really like to zoom. So most of my images were a blurry mess of trying to fill the frame with speedy dogs. Yeah, that didn't work.
Still, this wasn't my first rodeo and I knew that within an hour or two, they'd chill out. And indeed, eventually they got to a point where I could get closer...
Well I filled [most of ] the frame with that image. I think the composition leaves something to be desired; I even ended up giving the tip of Galileo's nose a bit more space because the tangent was creating far too much tension for my taste.
This was a tough challenge and I definitely intend to revisit it in the future!
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