She Wolves

Some might say that this image has it’s “issues” photographically speaking.  The young lady’s face is partially blocked by leaves, there are sticks in the way, it’s not following the rules of thirds, and so forth and so on.  But you know what? Art as in beauty is in the eye of the beholder and I really like this image.  Why?  Because to me while I would’ve loved to have captured both of their faces in clear view from this angle – framed by leaves and such – that didn’t happen.  You cannot get animals to pose the way you want to necessarily and sometimes there will be things in the way when you are shooting in nature.  You either discard the shot, move around, or work with it as it is.

Now I did get other clear shots of both of them on this fallen tree from a different side but I really like this one because to me it tells a story of sorts; the mysterious wolf lady (in great boots I might add) and her she wolf partially hidden in the wild forest.  What do you think?


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Fine art photographer who loves to see and capture the amazing things in this world. Owner of Images by TDashfield photography.
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18 Responses to She Wolves

  1. Personally I think it’s wonderful!

  2. I gives mysterious feeling and more “in the wild” atmosphere 🙂

  3. Agreed! Beauty is in the eye of the beholder! It is a beautiful capture! 🙂

  4. benrowef64 says:

    I can understand not wanting the leaf to be there but the shot does kind of work. Without the leaf it would be better.

  5. Mark Myers says:

    I think if you don’t get them admits the surroundings, it would look more staged than natural. The leaves add intrigue.

  6. It differs from the other shots you’ve posted, but I also like it. It tells a different story. It is like you are walking through the woods and are about to come upon this woman and her wolf. It makes you wonder what might happen.

  7. I like it for the reasons you mentioned above. At first glance you could be right but then I imagine walking in the woods and coming across this scene. I think it is does add a level of intrigue. Leaves the viewer wanting to see more.

    • Sort of like the old sayings – leave a little something to the imagination, leave them guessing, etc. Tomorrow I will be posting the “outtakes” and a few hazards of the occupation stories 🙂 Thanks

  8. ChgoJohn says:

    I very much prefer this shot, Teri, over its predecessors. It is so much more open to interpretation by anyone lucky enough to view it.

  9. dhphotosite says:

    Love this! It has an air of mystery!

  10. ambienteubv says:

    Reblogged this on miplanetabonito.

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