Today is one of the rare occasions when the featured image is not one I took.

While reviewing photos from my recent Alaska trip, I came across a series of dog shots that didn’t look familiar. That’s when I remembered that my 12 year old daughter Elisabeth had borrowed my camera while we were visiting my sister in the town of Healy. It was great to see the different perspective that she took while chasing the many dogs around the yard with a 5D in hand.

Of all the shots she took (read: LOTS!), this shot of Dog (pronounced dee-oh-gee) is my favorite. I love the low vantage point with the narrow depth of field. The tennis ball provides a great finishing touch. Elisabeth has a great natural eye and I look forward to seeing how her photography evolves in the future.

For more examples of her work, visit her frequently rarely updated blog at

Canon 5D, Canon 24-105 f/4L lens – 1/500 second, f/4, ISO 400