Friday, January 30, 2015

Something New

Stay!

Stay
(waiting waiting waiting)


Stay
(still waiting waiting waiting)


Dog Blog Post #1678


Played a bit with my lighting today.

Probably should have cleaned the floor first.

That's Henry In the Distance with the Cookies in the foreground.

(Proof I lived up to my promise to Zachary and bought more Cookies.)

In addition to my primary flash sitting lower than usual, there is a second flash at -1EV with a softbox trained on the Cookies.

While I generally liked how the lighting came out, the low angle of the lights made my floors look… well… filthy.

Some heavy handing processing cleaning up the worst of the floor, but made things rather contrasty and dark.

(sigh)

Better luck next time.

Photography Assignment


Our Daily Challenge - Jan 30 2015 - "In the Distance"

Daily Dog Challenge 1186. "Who and What"

Same Floors Different Props



Stay!

Stay
(waiting waiting waiting)


Stay
(still waiting waiting waiting)


That last shot was at 1/5s f/32 - just for kicks (slow exposure, very small aperture.).

I wanted the small aperture to bring both the ball and Zachary into focus despite their distance apart. I needed the slow exposure to compensate for very little light getting through that very small aperture.

I played with a variety of aperture/exposure values but never did get it quite right.

And yes, both the Cookies and brand new Lacrosse Ball was enjoyed when the shoot was over.

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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Zig Zag

Rats… too far away.

Too Far Away


Stop looking so worried, Henry. I'll move closer.

There.


Projects in Paw


Oh, come on.

You can look more interesting than that.


Projects in Paw


Not funny.

Projects in Paw


Still not funny.

I'm going to start eating your Cookies.

One… two…

Projects in Paw



Much better.

Perhaps if the scarf was pulled out a bit more?


Projects in Paw



Not like that!


Tell Me What You Really Think



I give up.


Dog Blog Post #1677



Zachary is nearly done with his Peacock-colored scarf and Henry is holding the next skein of yarn in paw, showing off an orderly Zig Zag pattern on it.

The boucle yarn (Zachary) has been… interesting… to work with.


Photography Assignment


Our Daily Challenge - Jan 25 2015 - "Zig Zag"


Daily Dog Challenge 1185. "Repeating Pattern"


Projects in Paw
Close Up


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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Empty

Where we study two completely different solutions to the same problem…

Henry and the Empty Cookie Canister



Empty
"Hmmmm"


Empty
(blink)


Zachary and the Empty Cookie Canister



Empty
Zachary: "Hmmmm"


Empty
(paw paw paw)



Dog Blog Post #1676


Henry's approach was what I was trying to get a picture of today, but I gave Zachary points for enthusiasm.

In the end, to save the canister from bodily harm, and I opted to play Shake instead (below).

Editor's Note: Yes, I used a heavier hand post-processing Henry's second shot as it was favorite one and, of course, it's the one the camera tried "Alternate-Focusing" on. On the bright side, I do rather like how it came out.

Photography Assignment


Our Daily Challenge - Jan 28 2015 - "Five Senses"

Sight and Touch.

Daily Dog Challenge 1184. "Say It With…"

Let's Make A Deal


Promise
Zachary: "Promise?"

Yes, I promise I'll go to the Cookie Store tomorrow.

And I won't get too many of those diet Cookies.


Not the Icky Ones
Zachary: "Pfthth"


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