52 Weeks - Giving Back
This week's challenge was to "Revisit and Re-Edit" so I decided to go back to the beginning for this one. Back to the shelter...
I started volunteering at a shelter over 10 years ago. When that shelter closed a few years later, it was sad and I missed it, but I was also busy with my kids and other volunteer work so I just accepted it. I loved and admired the people that I worked with and am grateful for their encouragement towards my photography. Never in a million years did it even occur to me that it might lead to a job that I love so much.
So, for the challenge, here are some re-edits and I have to say the "revisit" part was sooooo much fun for me. :O)
The challenge this week was a fun look at the past, but it didn't stop there. I have been so inspired this year with the number of people taking part in this challenge who work with rescues on a regular basis. I've been missing that connection for awhile now and decided that I'd like to change that. Today I was notified that I have been accepted as a HeARTs Speak Artist. HeARTs Speak is a 501c3 international nonprofit organization who's mission is to unite art and advocacy to increase the visibility of shelter animals.
HeARTs Speak artists provide their services pro bono or donate their work to animal shelters, rescues, and advocacy groups. I know the difference a good photo makes for a shelter animal when needing a new home. I love being part of that process and am looking forward to working with these animals (and the people who work so hard for them) again.
You can see more from other photographers in this blog circle each time there is a challenge post. This week start with Pet Love Photography, author of "Rescue Dogs: Portraits and Stories," serving Greater Cincinnati and the San Francisco Bay Area. Have a great weekend!
3/23/2018 05:34:18 am
That kitty resting her head on her paw... :)
3/23/2018 09:19:47 am
She knew how important a good photo was for adoption and wasn't taking any chances. ;)
3/23/2018 07:48:43 am
Lovely images and editing.
3/23/2018 09:20:27 am
Thank you, Elayne. ;)
3/23/2018 12:10:15 pm
OMG that last one of the cat...What a hoot! Those "pose" is to die for.
3/23/2018 12:35:10 pm
These are precious!! That cat is cracking me up!
3/23/2018 02:09:33 pm
Congrats and welcome to HeARTs Speak! Fantastic images!
3/23/2018 04:59:59 pm
Thank you, Elaine! I'm really looking forward to working with rescues again. :O)
3/23/2018 07:37:05 pm
The kitty was striking a wonderful pose.
3/27/2018 09:35:15 am
Brilliant re-edits! They really come alive!
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