(How I envision a collection from this session being framed)
This is Phoebe, a wonderful rescue dog. I was amazed to hear that Phoebe was actually small for her breed. I had been warned this before she had arrived. And while I agree that she isn't as large as she could be she was still larger than I expected. But what probably surprised me the most was how incredibly gentle and docile she is. I hear she has a bark that's quite threatening, though I never heard it. She just doesn't have the demeanor to go with it. I can certainly see why she is loved so much.
(XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR at F2.8 with a focal length of 33mm)
I then switched to F11 and the 50-140 lens. I feel this gave a more accurate representation and a much crisper look which I think I prefer. Although having said that, I think I'd like to practice with a wider angle lens and perhaps settle somewhere near F4 or 5.6 to add a little more detail while still maintaining a shallower depth of field.
(XF50-140mmF2.8 R LM OIS at F11 with a focal length of 80mm)
You can really see the difference in her appearance between the image above and the one above that. This is entirely due to how close I was to Phoebe while taking these images. Using the wide angle lens meant I had to be quite close to Phoebe which resulted in the distorted image. The one directly above used a longer lens leaving Phoebe to look more true to life.
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