Dan Rubin This image is such a strong example of combining subject and background. The colors and textures complement each other brilliantly, and Soleil's pose is perfectly poised.
I drove past this pile of logs on my way to my kids school every morning, thinking that it could make the most interesting back drop for a dog. Finally I took the time to go there with my azawakh girl Soleil, the parkour star who loves to jump, balance and climb everything. She got a new challenge and was the perfect model for my imagined image.