Here is my attempt at a photo like Shep's prize-winning shot from the Nat'l . Wilson is standing on a root-cluster that was washed up on the river's edge. The roots are not quite as pretty as the logs in her photo, but Wilson was still willing to strike a pose when I asked him to stand on it. I couldn't quite get the same angle because it would have meant kneeling or squatting down in the water, and it was WAY too cold for that. All in all, I like this picture, but it does lack the pizzazz of Shep's!
I attempted a similar shot with Jimmy, without much success. He must have hopped on and off about a half dozen times, thinking I was crazy to ask for a stay on such a ridiculous object. He ended up looking all hunched up due to his foot placement and a messy, wet coat.