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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  1. #1 by Storytime with John on August 29, 2014 - 3:23 am

    Personally I think it’s wonderful!

  2. #3 by Indah Susanti on August 29, 2014 - 5:58 am

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

    • #4 by imagesbytdashfield on August 29, 2014 - 9:42 am

      Oh it was a bit in the wild! Will tell you that story tomorrow 😉

  3. #5 by Globalresidence on August 29, 2014 - 7:06 am

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

  4. #7 by benrowef64 on August 29, 2014 - 7:32 am

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

    • #8 by imagesbytdashfield on August 29, 2014 - 9:44 am

      I would’ve preferred the shot to have the leaf not covering her eye and instead maybe above or below it…but it is what it is.

  5. #9 by Mark Myers on August 29, 2014 - 8:13 am

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

  6. #11 by milfordstreet on August 29, 2014 - 8:29 am

    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.

    • #12 by imagesbytdashfield on August 29, 2014 - 9:42 am

      Exactly! You’ve come across this mysterious pair in the forest and what are they up to?

  7. #13 by marcus dilano on August 29, 2014 - 9:57 am

    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.

    • #14 by imagesbytdashfield on August 29, 2014 - 10:04 am

      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. #15 by ChgoJohn on September 2, 2014 - 1:51 am

    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. #16 by dhphotosite on September 3, 2014 - 10:11 am

    Love this! It has an air of mystery!

    • #17 by imagesbytdashfield on September 3, 2014 - 3:27 pm

      You just never know what you might encounter in the wilds…of a huge park! lol

  10. #18 by ambienteubv on September 5, 2014 - 12:23 pm

    Reblogged this on miplanetabonito.

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