I just love this photo.
To me it evokes so many emotions. I love the intimacy, connection and trust between the subjects, the solitude, the colours and the every drip of water falling from the oar.
Everyone who sees this photo in my studio responds positively and many stop in front of it to pass comment.
So I am very proud that it was voted this weeks People’s Choice WINNER in an American professional photography competition.
I have taken out first place two weeks in a row now so am feeling very excited and honoured that so many people have cast their votes in my favour.
There are three more weeks of the competition so if you would like to vote for my new photo of the two children with their dog on the beach, please click underneath the image where it says "Vote Now".
Thanks everyone for your most valued support!
The competition will ultimately be judged by a panel of professional photographers but while it is running the public can vote each week for their favourite photo.
There are four more weeks to go so if you would like to support me you can vote for my new photo here. Votes need to be in by Monday.
The subject of this winning photo is Mini, the love child of a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel mother and her Jack Russell beau. She is a sweet little dog who loves to sit on your lap or shoulders when you are relaxing on the sofa. She has a protective nature and loves to be included in everything that is going on.
Now 11 years old she lives in New Zealand with my brothers family. Although the smallest dog in the busy household she is definitely the boss over all visiting dogs and the two cats she shares her own home with.
Mini is also working hard to help other animals less fortunate than herself - click here to see how.
Animal Aid photo of Arhcie’s wounds
Archie once featured on Animal Aid’s website as an abused dog in need of a special owner who would help him regain his confidence for life and trust in humans. When he arrived at Animal Aid he had a large cyst on his shoulder that required surgery as well as several other wounds on his back. It was suspected that they had been inflicted by an uncaring, intolerant and cruel human being. He was fearful of people, especially men, and reluctant to seek affection. Men in baseball caps and empty bottles still freak him out.
Through the match making program run by Animal Aid, Archie was given a second chance of finding a happy new life in a safe family home with loving new parents Roxanne and Sean. Interestingly Roxanne was also given a second chance at life in 1994 when she was the recipient of a double lung and heart transplant. In June she will represent Australia in athletics at the World Transplant Games in Sweden. Pet Shots Photography wish her all the best in her endeavours.
Archie is one of the many pets who are helping other dogs and cats in need of emergency care and rehoming. He will feature in the limited edition coffee table book Pet Shots Photography is publishing to help raise funds for Animal Aid rescues, rehoming and veterinary care.
If you and your pets would like to star in our book and help less fortunate animals just like Archie, please register your interest here.
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