Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Look Up//Look Down #17: A Dog Day

Just hanging out in the backyard today, and I found this wonderful look up photograph of the dogs.  Aria and Gypsy are fast friends - when they aren't snarling each other.  I searched around in my photos for a complimentary look down photograph and found this paw print from a walk in the nearby open space. I don't know what varmint left the track, but I'm sure the dogs would love to find out!  I've been playing along with Helena's look up//look down meme for just over one-fourth of the year and this is the first time I've looked around my photos to find a good match. I think my approach to this meme is evolving.  I really want an aesthetically pleasing pair or a pair that tells a story.  So the photos don't necessarily have to be taken at the same time, in the same space. If you've been playing along with an annual photo meme, have you noticed that your approach has evolved as the year has gone along?

14 comments:

Amy said...

I'm certainly trying to have little stories within my pairings each week, though, I am trying to take them at the same time.

Love your top shot today!

debs14 said...

I'm not taking part (yet!) but loving people's take on this theme. It hadn't crossed my mind that the pictures didn't have to be taken at the same time!

scrappyjacky said...

I,too, simply assumed they were taken at the same time....but really like your idea of pairing them like this.
And I love the expression on Aria's face.

Missus Wookie said...

Yes, I like stories that can be told and saved in my photos. Always fun to work out what photos would go well together. Nice to see these two together, glad they are friends some of the time :)

helena said...

great photo of the dogs (and I love the green and rust colours in the background).

I don't always take my pair at the same time

Miriam said...

I don't always take mine at the same time either but I like them to be a pair. I love the look on Arias face & the tilt of her head, she is watching and listening to you.

Carolyn Phillips said...

I'm not doing this one, but from the posts I'd seen I had always thought it was the same time - however it does make sense to be able to put a story and show two photos that really fit together like this.

Irene said...

I too like the idea of the photos having a story.

Alison said...

I try to make mine a pair...usually taken at the same time
Alison xx

Jennie said...

It's fascinating seeing the way this meme has taken you Rinda - and I love these photos and the way they are linked. I have your name from Sian as my recipient on the on the Great Big Swap of Small Things, so have emailed you. J x

The Mann Fam said...

Love the picture of your pals.

Terry said...

Adorable! Aria reminds me so much of my Sarge, who was around for almost 15 years! Love that look!

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

You have reminded me that I have an few up/downs to post. Love the photo of your dogs, and I wonder who made that print...

Gail said...

Wonderful pictures Rinda. I love the look on Aria's face. It makes me think she's wondering ok how do I get by Gypsy. I like the idea of telling a story with your 2 pictures. I'm going to try that a bit more.