DescriptionMeet Tina, Jasper's little girlfriend. At a mere seven pounds, I think Jasper decided it was his duty to protect Tina from any other dog that came around. Or cat. Lily is bigger than Tina and when Tina comes over, watch out. The fur will fly and it will be Tina's. Jasper never got in between Lily and Tina, however. He valued his life! No, Tina and Lily remain good friends. They grew up together and still play like kitten and pup.Anyway. Jasper, as a rule, did not like other dogs. He didn't want to fight, with the exception of two very rude little dogs who would not get out of his face, He just did not like other dogs. He preferred to be the center of attention. Tiina was an exeption though. Jasper liked Tina and Tina liked Jasper. He was even protective of her. It was quite amusing to watch. And try as I might to crawl into that dog's head and see what made him tick, it, of course, did not happen. Jasper was giving Tina a bath one day and as always, camera in hand, I was there to snap a couple of shots as he washed her dainty little face. In this instance it appears to me as though he's kissing her. And rather demurely, she accepted his gentle affections. And Jasper, ever the gentleman, returned to the bath he was so gently offering before he gave Tina her very first kiss..
Brenda Leitow Member Since October 2009 Artist Statement Photography is one of the most essential things to a happy life, in my world. Every time I get out my camera I go out and bathe myself in light and color and line and texture... and everything in the world around me. Photography is a very emotional art for me. When I take photos in the rain, or in the morning dew, or when the light gets soft near sunset, or sharp at sunrise, the light creates such an atmosphere that I can almost feel the colors melting right into my being, creating their lasting impressions. My job as an artist is to capture colors, not always as I see them, but also how I imagine them to be. I manipulate light and color to my desire. It's rather like a prism, bending the light, showing color. Only as a photographer I bend the light less precisely, leaving some breathing space for the light to find its own path. The light creates itself in that way, taking away my control, and does amazing things with color that never even occurred to me to imagine.
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