Working with Hard Light

There are always limitations when shooting outdoors. (Unlike a the studio, where you can control pretty much everything). There are always things that have to be taken into account. For instance, today the sun was straight up. I knew I would be working with hard light and strong shadows. The lens I chose was my Canon EF 100-400 4.5-5.6 L. This particular lens allows me to have some distance from todays subject: my dogs. Having some distance between us allows me to capture my girls going about their day with out my intrusion.
Here are a few images I captured:

This is Ruby. She’s an 11 year old Standard Poodle. We have allowed her coat to grow for the winter. Once spring has come, she’ll get a hair cut.

This is Zoey. She’s our newest edition. She is a 1 year old German Shepard. She is being kept on a leash due to an injury to her right front leg. She loves to run but she’s not in shape enough, thus the injury.

This is Bella. She is our 3 year old Husky mix. Probably mixed with German Shepard but maybe wolf. We aren’t sure.
Bella is very photogenic. She takes a great picture in most any light. This is her on the hunt for something.
The girls get along excellently. Only Zoey is on a leash. The others seem to be providing moral support. That’s Barbara, my wife, assisting Zoey with her recovery.

Bella love to watch. She’s watching the others and waiting.