This week in the 52 Week Pet Photography Challenge we're all featuring local landmarks. Meet Vinnie and Mina, two Doberman Pinschers. Vinnie is 12 and Mina is 6 years old.

bicentennial barn

Their mom loves Americana and red, white, and blue. When we met for her portrait consultation she was going through my portfolio and mentioned she likes the Ohio Bicentennial barn. I frequently include this in my photo shoots because it's like a local landmark. There are three of these special barns in central Ohio but two are on private land - in fact one is just a couple miles from my house but it has a four-lane highway running right in front of it! That wouldn't be safe for dogs. This Bicentennial barn is perfect. Maybe someday I'll travel the state and visit all of them. They were painted in 2003 to celebrate Ohio's 200th birthday. I hope they never get painted over!

You can see more landmarks from around the globe by clicking through our blog circle. Up next is Tracy Allard of Penny Whistle Photography fetching portraits in Coppell and surrounding communities in Dallas - Fort Worth. Keep clicking through all the blogs and you'll wind up back here. And stay tuned for more of Vinnie and Mina's photo shoot!