Sunday, July 27, 2014

Portrait of a Dog in a Red Turban

Henry, stop smiling.

The painting we are imitating has no smiling.

Portrait of Dog in a Red Turban
Henry: "Sorry, Momma. Getting the giggles."

Stop that!

Portrait of Dog in a Red Turban
Henry: "He he he."

Next!

Portrait of Dog in a Red Turban
Zachary: "Not smiling."

Very good, now lower your head a little and look right at the camera…


Dog Blog Post #1491



Let it be officially noted that putting a turban on a dog is hard.

Today's turban is two yards of red fabric, split lengthwise (long ago, for a different shoot) folded lengthwise to hide the interior, then wrapped around the red fedora.

Like all shots today, this one has been flipped horizontally.

My electrical outlet is on the right, hence all my lighting is typically from the right.

However, the painting I was trying to match was lit from the left, hence the post-processing flip.

This also meant I had to download the original, flip IT horizontally, to try to get the "look" (and turban) right as I was shooting backwards.

Alas, it is STILL really hot, and Henry just couldn't keep his mouth shut.

Then then right after I shot the one of Zachary (above) and I was trying to get him to lower his muzzle a bit, the hat and turban fell on the floor in an ugly heap, thus ending the shoot!


Photography Assignment


Our Daily Challenge - Jul 27, 2014 - "Red"

Daily Dog Challenge 999. "Like A Painting"

A Jan van Eyck (c. 1433) painting, to be exact:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portrait_of_a_Man_(Self_Portrait%3F) -- note: Blogger mangles link, so you'll end up at Wikipedia's disambiguation page. Should be the topmost link.


Mr. Henry
Mr. Henry

Monday Mischief


I think turbans are now on my Banned Items List!

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Saturday, July 26, 2014

The Future

Golden Playing Company
Zachary: "Oh good, you're just in time to watch us assemble our next set."
Henry: "Too Hot. Too Tired."

A set for what?


Golden Playing Company
Zachary: "Hamlet… King Lear… Romeo and Juliet!"


Golden Playing Company
Zachary: "Henry gets to be Juliet."
Henry: "Momma!"

No Henry, you don't have to play a girl if you don't want to.

What play do you want to do?

Golden Playing Company
Henry: "Willie Wonka and the Cookie Factory!"


Golden Playing Company
Zachary: "You'll make a great Oompa-Loompa."


Dog Blog Post #1490



Looks like the famed acting troupe is planing for The Future by working on some new set pieces. I hope they realize that working with cardboard is an All or Nothing proposition.

You either end up with a great (cheap!) prop or crumpled fodder for the compost heap.

Photography Assignment


Our Daily Challenge - Jul 26, 2014 - "The Future"

Daily Dog Challenge 998. "All or Nothing"


Golden Playing Company
Henry: "Keep it up Blueberry Girl."
Zachary: "I don't suppose your paw fits inside these scissors."

Aside: Blazing hot AND a Day Spa day - not a good combination.

I'm lucky they didn't walk off the set.

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Friday, July 25, 2014

The Dark Side

In an Alternate Universe somewhere...

The Dark Side
Evil Zachary: "Oh dear…"


The Dark Side
Evil Zachary: "… Miss Kitty seems to be trapped in the chest."


The Dark Side
Evil Henry: "Poor Miss Kitty."


The Dark Side
Evil Henry: "I hold her fate in my paw."


The Dark Side
Evil Henry: "Looks like more Cookies for me."


Dog Blog Post #1489



Oh dear.

I'm not sure this is what my Mom had in mind when she asked if Miss Kitty would fit inside the chest.


Photography Assignment


Our Daily Challenge - Jul 25, 2014 - "The Dark Side"

Daily Dog Challenge 997. "Mischief/Mischievous"


Still Life with Chest
Still Life with Miss Kitty
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