A Beam of Light

It was one of those all too common days in the life of a working creative, the type of day that doesn’t involve a camera:  Admin.  Billing.  Accounting.  Marketing.  Planning.  Client meetings.  Client follow up.  Resource management.  Writing.  Editing.  Processing… it was a day of doing the tasks that keep the trains running on time.  It was a day of doing “the work”.

And then a 7 month old Labrador Retriever puppy, who has sat patiently at your feet all day long while you work,  lies down in the perfect beam of light.  You stop what you are doing for a few minutes, grab your camera, and make photos for no reason other than it is what you love to do.  You get to be an artist again, and it is a wonderful thing.

Note:  All photos taken with the Fuji X100F, using the Acros film simulation.

23 thoughts on “A Beam of Light

  1. Peter Morris says:

    You are a very lucky man, Ian. Great shots and what a beautiful girl she is! I hope that you will have many happy times together, over very many years.

    Cheers, Peter

  2. Jeff Ross says:

    Ian, not to be melodramatic, but this (below) is a wonderful paragraph and I am sure expresses the feelings of many photographers…

    “And then a 7 month old Labrador Retriever puppy, who has sat patiently at your feet all day long while you work, lies down in the perfect beam of light. You stop what you are doing for a few minutes, grab your camera, and make photos for no reason other than it is what you love to do. You get to be an artist again, and it is a wonderful thing.”

    Jeff Ross

  3. Helen fennell says:

    Gorgeous images! What a beautiful dog too. Sometimes those shots which just present themselves are the best sort aren’t they? One of my favourite images was taken when the sun came out and cast beautiful shadows through the blind in my study. Right place, right time, and a camera with a charged battery!

  4. Steve Miller says:

    LOVE the second shot with her paws. I see that pose multiple times every day with my dog. So nice of Lucy to lift her head up into the light for you to capture the image. It’s almost like she’s thinking “Really? During my beauty sleep?” Chapeau!

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