I Wish I’d Taken This Photo: Dog Running On Wet Sand

Dog running in sand

By Michael "Mike" L. Baird

This is a lovely shot, and a worthy first in what will become Learning The Light’s ‘I Wish I’d Taken This Photo‘ section.

What Makes This A Great Photo?

  • Great freezing of the action. Mike used a fast shutter speed of 1/1000 of a second to make sure this cute dog was frozen ‘mid run’.
  • The reflection. In my opinion including the reflection adds more depth and interest to the shot.
  • Giving the dog ‘room to run’. Mike has composed the photo so that the dog has space to ‘run into’ – it’s always a good idea to leave space for a moving subject to head towards, otherwise they can look boxed in, and thus feel uncomfortable to look at.

I sure wish I’d taken this shot!

(Image courtesy of Michael “Mike” L. Baird, flickr.bairdphotos.com)

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