If there is a pup running in an image I've captured and he or she has all fours off the ground, it's a winner for me. In the photo above, I love the poodle in the upper right with ear leathers in full extension as if to enhance the force of lift. I also really like the look on the senior yellow Lab's face as he's watching the Shepherd-mix who had been digging that hole for quite some time and wasn't giving any hints of finishing before "reaching China." Yeller seems to be saying, "...why are you doing that?" That was back four months ago in June.
Growing up in Southern California, I didn't really know what Indian Summer was about. And so, I'd imagine that we were having our version of Indian Summer on warmish autumn days when the skies were so clear that you could start to see the rocky edges of Catalina Island and you knew that it would cool off after sunset so that you'd need a hoodie. We've been having the Southern California version of Indian Summer here in the last third of October this year. And I unashamedly enjoy taking sunset photos when these are the conditions. Lots of them. I had a dozen or so that I liked that looked over the dog beach toward Long Beach. In editing down to the favorite below, I went for the one that had the pup running parallel to the picture plane with all fours off the ground, even if one has to look really close to see it.
My editorial skills are very scientific.