Thursday, February 4, 2016

Cookie Inspector

I received a surprise visit from the Department Of Goodies today...

Cookie Inspector
"Hmmmm"


Federal Investigative Dog Officer Zachary informed me that all Cookie Jars must be routinely inspected and sampled to insure the quality of all Cookies within.

Cookie Inspector
FIDO Zachary's Steely Glare


Cookie Inspector
FIDO Zachary's Big Brown Eyes


Dog Blog Post #2047


Who knew?!

Hmmm...

There is something vaguely familiar about that officer.

Photography Assignment


Our Daily Challenge - Feb 4, 2016 - "Year of the Monkey"

I'm thinking a certain pair of DOG FIDOs are trying to out...

Daily Dog Challenge 1557. "Smart"

116 Pictures in 2016 - #47. "Smart"

... their mom, don't you?


Assistant FIDO


Cookie Inspector
Assistant FIDO Henry: (sniff sniff sniff)


The Life of a Canine Model


Henry, waiting patiently beside today's prop until I was ready...

Waiting
(sigh)


... and yes, the jar was full of Cookies.

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

The Evening Shoot

Behind The Scenes
Henry: "Zzzzzz"



Behind The Scenes
Henry: "Ready?"



Dog Blog Post #2046


The boys love the evening ritual of the Photo Shoot, and won't settle down for the evening until it occurs.

Is it the Cookies that flow freely? The undivided (or at worst bifurcated) attention? The possibility of a novel and/or edible prop?

Most likely some combination of all of the above.

The shoot typically takes place in my Kitchen, which is transformed into a "Studio" in a few short minutes with two sheets of trifold cardboard, some lengths of fabric, a few lights, some props, and my trusty camera.

Henry always goes first. This was originally a concession to his youth, holding reliable Zachary as Plan B in case things didn't work as planned.

At this point it's part habit, part Henry's whining and fussing if he DOESN'T get to go first, but mostly because the pup has the patience of a saint and is happy to cool his paws for however long it takes to get things set up.

He knows where he's supposed to be, and trots over and lays there until the Cookies come out indicating we are ready to begin.

Here he is, unposed, having plopped himself down on the dog bed and fabric I was going to use. I draped the damask fabric over him and went about my business getting set up.

He happily dozed until I was ready.

Photography Assignment


Our Daily Challenge - Feb 3, 2016 - "Environmental Portrait"

Daily Dog Challenge 1556. "Drape(d)"

Ready Now


Once the shoot begins, Henry's mind is completely focused on the Cookies while his patience holds him place until I get the shot. This makes him very "moldable" and steady.


The Evening Shoot
Henry, staring at the Cookies



The Evening Shoot
Henry, cued to have his nose pointed down, but following the rising Cookies with his eyes



In contrast, Zachary likes to work quickly. He goes from 0 to 60 with the flick of a Cookie, and is always trying to guess what I want before I ask for it - which can lead to some rather amusing moments.


The Evening Shoot
Zachary - studying my every move



The Evening Shoot
Handsome Zachary 



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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Shadowy Figure

Shadowy Figure
Zachary: "Hmmm"



Shadowy Figure
Henry: "Hmmm"



Shadowy Figure
Zachary: "Not seeing anything."


Maybe you need one of those top hats like the Punxsutawney People wear.

Dog Blog Post #2045


The boys, looking Up High.

If they are looking for their Shadow they are looking in the wrong direction!


Photography Assignment



Our Daily Challenge - Feb 2, 2016 - "Up High"

Daily Dog Challenge 1555. "Shadow(less)"

Editor's Note: Yes, that really is their shadows.


Shadowy Figure
Zachary: "Hat not helping."



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