The place is Big Stony Lake near Park Rapids in Northwest Minnesota. The subject is Brandy, the Golden Retriever who appears to be of many moods here:
Perhaps sad, as a member of her family is rowing away from the dock and leaving her behind.
Maybe relaxed, after lots of swimming and tennis ball chasin' in the water.
Could be tired, precisely due to the tennis ball chasin'.
Possibly content but not preaching contentment with the Golden's usually affable smiling pose.
Likely proud of herself for choosing well her family.
Maybe all or none of the above. Who can say for sure but the Dog Whisperer. But a friendly and really nice dog she was, and with looks like this, you really wanted her to fetch the ball you would throw into the lake. Even at the cost of a wet dog shaking off the excess in your vicinity.
Thanks are in order to Dale, Chica, and Roger for the invite and judging of this great contest.