The Royal Photographic Society is running monthly competitions throughout the year and this months winner is our own member Noel Bennett with his image of his Labradoodle Bella called
“Its a Goal”
Noel’s description of the the image,
Bella in full flight during morning exercise.
Maybe not an image for club competition but not all submissions follow the same rules.
• Main subject only slightly off centre.
• Aches of negative space.
• Main subject too small in the frame etc
. . . but maybe sometimes it’s more about the feeling an image portrays?
Bella has always provided an endless wealth of portrait and action photography.
At 5 years old my Labradoodle can still out run most of the dogs she meets. This shot was taken at 08:30 in Westbridge Park, Stone, Staff’s, with a good coating of frost to help keep her cool. She loves running between the goal posts, or maybe I’m just good at throwing the ball?
I shot the image from the bottom of a bank, looking up into the sky helping minimise distractions. I could have zoomed in but thought the space and full goal important for punch and composition. After several rehearsals I was ready with camera on single-point centre focus, at 2000th/sec shutter, f/2.8 shallow DoField, auto ISO choosing a value of 200.
Bella came 3rd in Dog Photographer of the Year and normally has floppy ears