Last weekend we added to our little family at our (new to us) home in Salem. I'd like to introduce Kona and Coal. They are black lab mixes and surprisingly they aren't related, even though they look a lot a like.
My hubby and I are really excited to have these two part of our family. And my camera might be excited to take lots and lots of photos of them!
I enjoyed the afternoon the other day with my Canon 85mm lens in our backyard as the pups were exploring the fallen autumn leaves and watching the geese flying south. If you are curious, my settings were 1/200 sec, 200 ISO, and 1.8 f. Shooting wide open (large aperture, small number) creates the beautiful blur of the background. When you photograph this shallow, make sure to focus on the eyes or what ever you want the focal point of the image to be.
Don't be surprised if you see more photos of these two.
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