Saturday, April 30, 2016

Amber Waves

Amber Waves
Henry


Amber Waves
Henry


Amber Waves
Zachary


Amber Waves
Zachary


Dog Blog Post #2134


Well, I *suppose* you could count the hairs on a dog, but realistically they are probably Too Many To Count.


Photography Assignment


Our Daily Challenge - Apr 30, 2016 - "Too Many To Count"

Daily Dog Challenge 1643. "Fur-Style"

Today was Day Spa day... how fortuitous was that!

Being Golden Retrievers, this means they get washed and dried, their ears and teeth are cleaned, their nails and paws (fur) are trimmed, plus a "sanitary clip" (under the tail).

And that's it.

Normally, the shop would also shave directly underneath the ear flap, close to the ear canal, but that really bugs Henry, who shakes and rubs his head for a few days afterwards and so we skip that.

They would also neaten/trim their leg feathers, but as they look so luxurious in pictures I have requested they leave them be.

Mr. Henry
Mr. Henry



I stuck a hat on the boys today as I was taking pictures of other parts.

This keeps the flash out of their eyes, and they know it, and so they just lie there patiently until I'm done.


Whiskers
Henry whiskers



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Friday, April 29, 2016

Bird Dog

Bird Dog
Marvelous Mr. Zachary



Bird Dog
It's so "you" Zachary



Bird Dog
Henry knows how to work it



Bird Dog
Henry: "Feathers, Momma?"

Dog Blog Post #2133



Apparently, Bird Dog doesn't mean quite what I thought it did.

Sorry about that guys.

Photography Assignment


Our Daily Challenge - Apr 28, 2016 - "There is no accounting for taste"

I have absolutely no idea who would wear an orange and black feather boa... or why, for that matter.

But I found it on the clearance rack at the local fabric store for $1.99 and just couldn't resist.

Daily Dog Challenge 1642. "Got Plans?"

I also have no idea where the guys plan on going decked out like this, but I have no doubt they are going to have fun!


Bird Dog
Zachary channeling Henry


Bird Dog
Same image as above, uncropped and (obviously) in B&W


I don't typically shoot vertically, as there is less margin for error should the dogs move around.

Plus the camera looks rather precarious perched on the tripod that way.

And (as you can see, above) I didn't shoot vertically today, either.

But I thought today's images of Zachary really did benefit from a vertical crop to show of all those feathers.

I left Henry's horizontal, as I thought his typically bed-headed rear was rather cute.

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Thursday, April 28, 2016

The Party Store

Beach Bum
Henry the Beach Bum



Captain Zachary
Captain Zachary



Dog Blog Post #2132



The party store is a great place to pick up Unseasonal items to use as props.

Need a straw hat in winter? A halloween costume hat in spring?

No worries!

Your local party store has got you covered.

Photography Assignment


Our Daily Challenge - Apr 27, 2016 - "Unseasonal"


Daily Dog Challenge 1641. "Rule of Thirds"


Captain Zachary
Captain Zachary: "Anchors aweigh!"



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