This week’s theme for The Bloom Forum’s 52 Project was pretend. Sometimes when I photograph shelter dogs, it’s easy. Most of the time, however, it’s not. A lot of the dogs are scared and confused just being at the shelter. Then add in a stranger with a big black box, making all sorts of weird noises… it can be too much for some dogs.
This is Baxter, a Jack Russell Terrier mix that I photographed at my local animal shelter on Saturday morning. I love finding these “outtakes” when I get home and this one just screamed “pretend” to me. He’s just closing his eyes and pretending he’s somewhere else… or that I’m not there. Whatever. I felt so bad for Baxter, since he was shaking so hard and did not want to look at me. In the end, I got some good photos of him for the website, but this image really sums everything up.
Now please go check out Gretchen Ceranic | Central Florida Photographer to see what she came up with this week. Happy Friday!