Saturday, January 14, 2017

Windows to the Soul

Windows to the Soul
Zachary (thinking) : "Cookies."



Windows to the Soul
Zachary (thinking) : "Feed me Cookies."




Dog Blog Post #2336



I don't have any problems getting the boys to look into the lens, as they've been doing it - and being handsomely rewarded for it - for years.

While Henry's look is soft and melting, Zachary has a way of commanding your attention.

He firmly places his head on your lap and looks up at you with large, deep brown eyes and wags his tail in long, sweeping wags.

"Feed me Cookies", he says.

That look is unmistakable.

Photography Assignment



Our Daily Challenge - Jan 13, 2017 - "Staring Into The Camera"

Daily Dog Challenge 1900. "Jeepers Creepers, Those Peepers"

7 Days of Shooting - A Book Title - Focus: "A Mote in God's Eye" by Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle.

I read this book decades ago, during my Sci-Fi phase, most likely when I was somewhere between 7th and 10th grades. Honestly, I remember absolutely nothing about it except the title, which has stuck with me all these years. FWIW: I believe the book is well regarded. Who knows, maybe I'll read it again some time.

Soft and Sweet


I did have problems getting Henry to stay awake long enough to get a good shot.

Windows to the Soul
Henry: (blink)



Windows to the Soul
Henry: (blink)



Windows to the Soul
Henry: (blink)



He was warm and snuggly against me, and much more interested in snoozing than being a super model.


Windows to the Soul
Henry (thinking) : "Sleepy, Momma."




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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Bitey-Face

Bitey-Face
Zachary: "Roar!"



Bitey-Face
"Rooooaaaaaaaarrrrrrrr!"


... and then they spontaneously burst into song...


Bitey-Face
"La-la-laaaaaaa"



Bitey-Face
Henry: "... aaaaaaaa...."



Bitey-Face
Henry: "... aaaaaaaaa...."



Dog Blog Post #2335


A snapshot of one of the many nightly rounds of Bitey-Face.

They many not last long, but they are definitely played with enthusiasm.

Why do they play it squirming around on their backs while waving paws and jaws at each other?

Only Golden Retrievers know.

I think the rest of the dog world laughs at them behind their (overturned) backs.

Taken with my new 35mm lens: 1/40s at f/2.5, ISO ranging from 1800 to 2200, depending on the shot.

Photography Assignment



Our Daily Challenge - Jan 12, 2017 - "Intentional (Motion) Blur"

Daily Dog Challenge 1899. "Artistic Style"

117 Pictures in 2017 - #92. "Full of Beans"

As feeding beans to a dog is probably a bad idea, we'll use the idiom definition instead: "to have a lot of energy and enthusiasm".

And the boys had both to spare, tonight.


Bitey-Face
Henry: (sputter cough cough)


Fur in the mouth -  a doggie hazard, to be sure.


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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Tea Party

Tea Party
Zachary: "Door Bell!"
Henry: "Why, who could it be?"


Hey, guys, your good friend Bear is here for tea!

Dog Blog Post #2334



What's better than a Tea Party with friends?

Our Daily Challenge - Jan 11, 2017 - "Childhood Memory"

Photography Assignment


Daily Dog Challenge 1898. "One Word"

Good grief, the only one hitting his marks today was Bear (below).

Has it really been that long since I did a formal sit-around-the-table shot with both boys?

Apparently so.

It didn't help that the props were real (i.e. breakable) and not plastic, lending a bit more importance to getting the boys close, but not TOO close, to the box.

This was SUPPOSED to be "Dignified" for Zachary and "Child-like" for Henry, but...

Oh well, the year is long and there will be many opportunities for the boys, and myself, to redeem ourselves.


Tea Party
"He he he"



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