German Shepherds are fantastic friends. Besides being strong, they are also very intelligent, trainable, obedient and full of energy. If you’ve ever spent time with one, you know how they can drain you out while staying quite active. Pet photographer Daniel Towns has done an excellent job of capturing this boundless energy in this image. Have a look and you’ll know what we’re referring to:
Towns shot this image with a Sony A7RIII camera and 24-70mm f/2.8 GM lens. He shot it at f/2.8, 1/500th of a second and ISO 1000 in Tasmania, just outside of Launceston, Australia.
Looking at how the dog is lit, you may wonder if any artificial light was used. But as Towns clarifies, that is not the case. It’s all natural light and it’s simply gorgeous. And it’s not just the dog—even the lighting on the face of the tunnel is fantastic. The dark background also does a great job of making the dog stand out.
“The natural lighting at this spot is always brilliant.”
Besides the dramatic lighting and all the action going on in the image, even the composition is lovely. While the arch of the tunnel does a great job of framing our canine friend, the abandoned train track powerfully draws us right into the action. Reminder: never take photos on active train tracks, it is very dangerous.
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