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Monday, February 6, 2012

He's Smiling


He's Smiling
Originally uploaded by fwisneski

The bond is extremely noticeable between these 2, it always has been. But every once in awhile, you capture an image of a brief moment (milliseconds) and you have to stop and wonder.

Is he really smiling? Of course he is. He's loved, he's needed, he has a job, he's been rescued, cared for, and trained by some amazing people, and he has people that count on him. He's won the heart of a little girl, and she thinks the world of him. I think if you look up the definition of happy in the dictionary, that's what you will find.


Team Blackdogsrule

Saturday, January 21, 2012

No Man Get's Left Behind


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Originally uploaded by fwisneski

I obviously didn't shoot this, but my fellow Warrior teammate Kevin did. We were at the Newport Beach Marine Beach Challenge, and I had just finished my 5K obstacle course in the sand. Here, I was cheering on my daughter during her 1K obstacle course.

I'd imagine that somewhere in the not too distant future, she's not going to want my help, or insist she doesn't need it. As a matter of fact, she wanted to run by herself today, and told me to stay behind. I gave her plenty of freedom and stayed on the sidelines. But I was never far, as she IS a type 1, and this was a very tough course, I didn't want to be far if her blood sugar crashed. And then it happened, for a fabulous couple of minutes, she needed me, wanted my help, and I was able to give it. I will cherish this moment, and this picture, forever.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Hope


Hope
Originally uploaded by fwisneski

I work with an amazing group of people that go into the Baldwin Park Shelter every other week to photograph, video tape, and upload a bio of 70-80 homeless dogs, in an effort to help get them adopted and rescued.

That group is http://www.unitedhope4animals.org/ And they work tirelessly beyond the every other week photo shoots to talk with potential adopters, foster several of the animals, keep the images and bios updated, and upload all this info to FB, www.adoptapet.com , and the like.

This image symbolizes all of the work the hard work that goes into this effort, and exactly who we are fighting and hoping for.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Best Friends


Best Friends
Originally uploaded by fwisneski

Rule #1 No clutter in the background.
Rule #2 Choose your location carefully
Rule #3 Watch for lens flare
Rule #4 Forget the rules

This image was taken in a mall parking lot. A brief passing moment of my daughter and her service dog Major. But wow, what a moment. These 2 have been working together for 3 months, and have quite the bond. My daughter is a type 1 diabetic, and Major is trained to detect fluctuations in her blood sugar.

Yep. A parking lot in the mall. You normally wouldn't even bother to bring out your camera. After all, there are rules that need to be followed. But then, you wouldn't have this image. And the only rule I've ever payed attention to, is to "listen to your gut"

For more info on their story, go here: A Guardian Angel for Stella

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Waiting


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Originally uploaded by fwisneski

Stella and Major waiting for mom at the Huntington Beach Dog Beach.

Did a light vintage effect to it in Lightroom

Monday, November 28, 2011

Dog Beach


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Originally uploaded by fwisneski

Took the family down to the Huntington Beach Dog Beach for the very first time yesterday. 11/27/11. It was 85 degrees, and the water was great!

The family had a blast, and here you can see Major really enjoying himself.

A happy lab is a tried lab. Covered in sand. And salt water. With a tennis ball in his mouth . ;-)

Saturday, November 26, 2011

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Originally uploaded by fwisneski

Today I ran the San Dimas Turkey Trot 10K. After that race was over, my daughter participated in the kids race. I had a blast running with my daughter today. A year ago, this was not even a remote possibility. Such an amazing feeling. Loved it all!

A big thank you to Robert Abitia for shooting this!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

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