My new reality, BLOGDOM

Sooo.... it has come to pass, I am starting a blog.... I have been pushed and prodded and finally inspired, to share my work.
Having no talent for the art of the written word, I am hoping my images will speak for themselves.
What I love is to photograph, what I hope is that you enjoy viewing the world through my eyes as I take you along on my journey.

Monday, December 3, 2012

IFCS 2012

Extra Extra read all about it!!! Finally....
Ken and Andy have given me the THUMBS UP to post my images from IFCS online for purchase. Please Click this link ifcs2012
The slideshow images are up, the rest will be up over the next day.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

IFCS World Agility Championship

A couple of weekends ago I traveled to FT Worth, Texas to support the American team as they competed for gold in the bi-annual olympic-style event.  IFCS, International Federation of Cynological Sports, is a "non profit international cooperative of independent dog sports organizations".

Since I was not the "official" photographer I had the freedom to photograph what I wanted, which was such a nice opportunity.  I decided at the last minute to pack my Leica M6 film camera with the lovely 35 mm 1.4 lens.  It is not a "sports" camera nor lens, but I thought "what the heck".  The only film I had was very VERY expired delta 3200 film and there was no time to buy film... Sooooo....

 As was expected very few frames came out, but I love this one of Dudley Fontaine and Maverick rejoicing at the final jump.  It is so crazy,  gritty and grainy.  Most people would probably throw this away, but the feeling of it just grabs me for some reason.

© 2012 lynne brubaker

In fact, it grabbed me so much that all of the digital images I shot with my Canon 5D Mark II were post produced for a more gritty look.  It helped that I had to shoot with the ISO at 6000.

Below is Mary Ellen Barry and Maizy in mid course.  Digital is not quite the same, but I still like the grain when shot at high ISOs.

© 2012 lynne brubaker

Here is a link to the slideshow I made of some of the images that "grabbed me".  Certainly not the normal agility shots...  Get ready to DANCE to "Hella Good" No Doubt!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Dogs On A Box

Many of you already know about my passion for dogs.  They keep me grounded, they keep me humble and they keep me laughing... a lot.  Here are a few of my portraits from "Dogs On A Box" series that is an on going project and has become my tribute to the power and purity of the canine spirit.  All of the dogs you see here have competed or are currently competing in agility, well, except for Chili.  His role in life is comic relief and he does a superb job.  Zoe and Moxie are enjoying their next life across the rainbow bridge which is where I want to go when I die.

Leica (the perfect one)                                                                                 Rivet


Peaches, Moxie and Valentina                                                                        Taser


Rise                                                                                                                Ruby


Chili (aka Chuckles)                                                                                     Britain


Fizz (Dam to Leica, Rivet, Rise and Maizy), Maizy                                    Sony

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

A Beautiful Reem Acra Wedding Dress

I was blown away by this exquisite Reem Acra wedding dress worn by the beautiful Lindsay Burn.  I just had to post photos.  Lindsay and Spencer were married at a private home in Palm Beach, Florida on February 11, 2012.

“The Reem Acra woman is well cultivated, loves fashion 
and is sensual rather then sexy”