I finally had a chance to go back over some RAW images from a couple weeks ago and found one of Timber, a senior Boxer mix we have the pleasure of sitting every now and then.
Although Timber has been with his present guardian for many years, abuse in his prior life left this gentle boy quite wary of people and the unknown, in general — he takes his good, sweet time in deciding what or whom to trust and my camera has not yet earned said trust.
I’ve been wanting to get some portraits and candids of Timber for his mom for some time now, but I”ve had to go about it very quietly and slowly. Hopefully, in time he’ll relax enough to let me take more than just a couple snaps at a time. For now, I’m happy to share the image above which I took on May 15th. I converted the image to black and white to give more drama to the shadows cast by the late afternoon sun in Timber’s garden. I hope Timber approves.