Shadow Shot: Dog Days

I’m getting artsy on you again. It’s time for another Shadow Shot post. Don’t forget to check out all the others over at Hey Harriet.

Before you chide me for featuring pet pictures, hear me out: Over the years, I’ve been intrigued by the shadows my dog casts. I love how his shadows distort him and make him seem like a little monster. Here are a few of my favorites:

sandy dog

shadowy dog

cherry blossom dog

bridge dog

pensive dog

The sandy shot was taken at Cannon Beach in Oregon. The glass bridge crosses the Sacramento River in Redding, California.

Not only is Frankie my muse, assistant, and subject, he’s also an artist in his own right. Have a look at the photos he “took” recently.


Filed under Art, Photography

7 responses to “Shadow Shot: Dog Days

  1. They’re great shadows. Love the top 2.

  2. I love your “monster” dog shadow shots, Jean! I try to catch these kinds of shots of my dog, but with as little sunshine as we’ve had this year, it’s getting harder and harder! Fun shadows post for the day! Hope you’re both enjoying the weekend!


  3. Great!!! I especially like the very last one…the afternoon sun coming through the window…gives your little pooch a wonderful place to nap.


    Have a happy Sunday.

  4. Very nice photos, especially I like the second and the last one.


  5. These are great shadow shots!

  6. magicalmysticalteacher

    Imagine the shadows Frankie would make–and probably chase–if he were free from the leash!


    Hello, there, I’m your shadow,
    I tag after you;
    Whatever you are doing,
    That is what I do.

    If you should fling a football
    Forty yards or more,
    I’ll be right beside you,
    Evening the score.

    If you should flick a booger
    From your stuffy nose,
    I will surely do the same—
    Watch how far it goes!

    So, friend, be very careful
    What you say and do—
    Whatever you are doing,
    I’ll do just as you!

    © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

    Shadow on Stone

  7. Thanks everyone! Glad you like the shots. They’re fun to take. Putting them together like this makes me realize what a travellin’ dog Frankie is!

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