I decided to enter into the Facebook page Rock the Shots monthly photo challenge and this month's theme is "Friendship". When I think about my images and friendship, the first one that comes to mind is the photo of my parents Great Danes. After raising almost a full liter of pups and their parents together on their property, it was no surprise that SJ and Goldie would form a bond together in their later years.
In this photo SJ and Goldie are 10 years old, they are the final two of my parents Danes. Sadly Goldie passed away about 4 months after this photo was taken. SJ however is nearing his 11th birthday this year. Being the final two, I really wanted to photograph them for my parents. I wanted to give them those memories.
My Mom was taking them out for their afternoon walk so I ran out with my camera. I didn't stop to think about the fact that it was the middle of the summer in Louisiana...it was so bright out and overcast. Lucky for me, my mom loves her plants and trees. We took SJ and Goldie to this young oak tree out on their property and took these shots. This image was the first shot of the group...two old friends, sharing a moment under a shade tree on a hot Louisiana summer day.
Make sure and head over to the Rock the Shot forum at www.rocktheshot.com to see more images entered this month, and for a whole lot of wonderful resources for photographers.