Meet Clive, the sweetest Springer Spaniel in the South End. He’s 10 months old and still has floppy puppy ears and big puppy paws. He received a grooming just before the shoot (hee hee, don’t you just love dog parents), so he was so soft and so pretty that my pronoun usage lapsed once again and all day I was referring to Clive as a “she.” Sorry Clive! But on this shoot Clive ate a lot of treats, and did it while on the forbidden leather couch, gasp. So I hope that makes up for my gender slip-ups.
It wasn’t until I was cycling through some of the first shots that I noticed Clive’s extremely exotic eye color, which pierced through the camera’s LCD screen like a shard of ice. One eye is brown, while the other is brown and blue. AND white. A little crescent without pigment.
His multi-colored eyes were beautiful and so great to photograph, but they were just a few of the many reasons why shooting Clive was so fun and so rewarding. Not only was he gorgeous, he had the most wonderful personality and was game for anything, like playing ball and wandering all around South End in search of pretty light and interesting textures for him to sit next to. :)
Here we are playing fetch at Blackstone Park, an unofficial dog park in the South End.
Then we got in some pretty sun shots in front of the community garden (no dogs allowed, too bad) in Rutland Square.
And against some very cool textures on nearby walls.
I am ENAMOURED with the way his ice-blue eye just pops. So striking against his black fur.
And finally, some shots inside the courtyard between the SOWA galleries before we headed home.
I absolutely love urban shoots, especially when they occur in my neighborhood. I’m getting more familiarized with the area, and not just what parks and what stores are where, but what the light is doing off of/through/around what wall/group of trees/building at what time, heh. I’m becoming a light and wall nerd, or something, and happily so.
Also happily, the more I shoot around here, the more connected I feel to the community. So I’m very glad to have met new friends who I can wave hello to when we see each other at the corner coffee shop. Thank you Clive, Shannon, Mike and for the fun-filled shoot! See you around the neighborhood!