Monday, January 23, 2017

When The Prop Bin Fails

Little Witch
Zachary and the Little Witch


Little Witch
Henry (thinking) : "This is so lame."


And Henry would be correct.

Dog Blog Post #2346


You can learn a lot about yourself taking pictures.

Today I learned that I apparently don't like things that have "surprising color".

There were no purple stuffed dogs on my shelves. No pink kitty cats on the pillows.

Nope, I scoured the house from top to bottom, including braving Son's room, and this little green witch was the ONLY thing I found.

So, I throw myself on the mercy of the photograph group to find some compassion for a soul who surrounds themselves with naturalistic blandness.

Unless you think a purple fedora counts as surprising!

Photography Assignment


Daily Dog Challenge 1910. "Vivid"

Our Daily Challenge - Jan 23, 2017 - "Surprising Color"


Completely Unrelated


For the 7 Days of Shooting - "Imitation - Macro" topic...

Woven Stitch
Knit Woven Stitch


Woven Stitch
Looks like a basket weave - but isn't


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Sunday, January 22, 2017

ACME Portable Hole

ACME Portable Hole
Henry: "Hmmm"



ACME Portable Hole
Zachary: "Hmmmm"



ACME Portable Hole
Henry: (silence)



Dog Blog Post #2345


I wonder what their plans are for it?

Photography Assignment


Daily Dog Challenge 1909. "Spot"

Our Daily Challenge - Jan 22, 2017 - "This Unique Place"

Isn't a Portable Hole a rather unique place?

117 Pictures in 2017 - "Artificial"

7 Days of Shooting - Imitations: Geometry Sunday

Obviously, there isn't a real hole in my kitchen floor.

At least, I hope there isn't.

Boys!

ACME Portable Hole
Zachary: "Oh, Hi Mom."


Editor's Note: Yes, the hole is genuine, in the sense that it is a physical item sitting on my kitchen floor. It's just not very holey.

It is, in fact, the second prop I've made this year (the first being The Frost King's crown).

I'm hoping to create a prop a week this year. We'll see how that goes.

As we are starting week four and I just made prop number two, tonight, it seems I'm off to a shaky start.

However, as this took me 10 minutes, with a pencil, a bit of string, a large sheet of construction paper, and some scissors, perhaps there's hope, yet.


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Saturday, January 21, 2017

TV Spokesdogs?

I have no idea what the boys were thinking today.

The entire shoot looked just like this...

TV Spokesdogs?
"Thank you for your support."


... except the first shot (below).

Dog Blog Post #2344


Does anyone else think "Bartles and Jaymes" when they look at this?

Does anyone else REMEMBER Bartles and Jaymes 1980's commercials?

"Thank you for your support."

Oh dear, I'm dating myself.

Or maybe the American Gothic painting by Grant Wood. You know, the one with farm couple in front of the house and the man is holding a pitch fork?

Photography Assignment


Daily Dog Challenge 1908. "Unwanted"

117 Pictures in 2017 - #97. "Unwanted"

An empty bag.

Our Daily Challenge - Jan 20, 2017 - "Out with the old... In with the New"

The First Shot


Here's the first shot, snapped as a lighting check as I had my back to them and was walking over to check the flash.

Horror Story
"Empty!"


I swear Zachary looks horrified the bag is empty and Henry appears to have fainted.

FWIW: Good thing I checked the lighting. It came out a bit dark for my tastes (the near-white bag throwing off the sensor) so I upped the lighting a bit for the rest of the shoot

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