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Captain, Boston, Garry, and Ned can be adopted at the Australian Working Dog Rescue:
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We had quite a lot of rain over the last couple of weeks in Sydney. I prayed for no-rain-sunshine for this long weekend (yes, we still celebrate the Queen's birthday, Queen Elizabeth II in case you were wondering). I got my wish. Not only was it sunny but the sun was super cooperative on Sunday; it was blasting like anything!
The lodge where the dogs are housed has a fantastic big fenced-up lawn for the dogs to run and play in. Shade is limited as the eucalyptus trees in the yard are still fairly young. I love natural light. But a full blasting sun with cloudless sky is not ideal. So I made do with as much technique as possible with what I could carry in my hands to minimise distracting the dogs with more photographic equipment like a flash gun, big reflector / diffuser. From the dogs' reaction, I suspect some of them hadn't even seen a camera before — well, a big, black chunky one that is.