Close To The Heart

photo taken January 2015

one year ago: Everything’s Peachy
two years ago: Trail Trot
three years ago: Shadow Self
four years ago: Hippity Happity Hoppity
five years ago: Fall Shadows
six years ago: They’re Both Thinking: “A Stuffed Animal Come To Life!”
seven years ago: Things Are Looking Up

13 Responses to “Close To The Heart”

  1. scotty Says:

    omgosh this is so hypnotic. i can’t stop looking back !

  2. Richard Says:

    Probably a stupid comment, but if I let my imagination wander, it looks to me like Charlie is wearing grey lipstick.

  3. Jeff Says:

    Wow, those eyes! It feels like he’s staring right into the depths of my soul. (A comment I’m sure I’ve made here before, but even more so in this photo).

  4. Betsy Says:

    Just. Wow.

  5. wright1 Says:

    So close, my heart about stops… Amazing, even for photographer and this subject.

  6. Charly Says:

    I love those soft, liquid brown eyes – they make me just melt. What a beauty!

  7. Jenny C Says:

    Geez, Shreve, you should post a warning before posting a soul-stirring photo like this… wow. So unbelievably dear. Wish I could plant a smooch on that sweet face.

  8. Sandy G. Says:

    I love that photo. You see into his soul!

  9. TomT Says:

    Very creative perspective. I like to photograph my dogs and it can be challenging at times to get them to respond at the camera. I’d love to know the behind the scenes way of how you got a shot like this. Because of the depth of field going on here it’s apparent that you were inches away from his face with the camera. I’ve got to see if my dog would be as curious. She shuts down a lot when she sees me with a camera. Border collies are too smart sometimes.

  10. dailycoyote Says:

    T ~ It’s far more about the animal and their opinion of the camera than any behind-the-camera techniques of mine – Charlie has loved to model since our first days together; not all canines do!

  11. TomT Says:

    You are absolutely right. I’ve had a male Australian Shepherd who loved to pose and could care less if I was pointing something at him. i’ve also have/had 2 border collies and it is very difficult with them because they are so hyper-aware of everything going on around them, extremely sensitive dogs. My female these days will actually drop and lay down with her head on the ground when she sees my camera. She wants no part of modeling. I’m happy that Charlie likes the camera. He’s such a cooperative subject!

  12. m.v. Says:

    I could use a nice furry pup to cuddle up with this morning.
    It’s aprox -35 here with the wind chill. Going down to -40 tonight. Anyone wondering C or F, it is irrelevant at that temp.
    Standing at the kitchen window with a steaming hot cup of coffee watching some young guys running around shovelling snow off the stairs and sidewalks. Oh to be so young and energetic.

  13. Shawnee Says:

    What a beautiful picture. This is magnificent!

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