Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Too Hot

Too Hot to Model
Zachary: "Zzzzzz"



Dog Blog Post #2224


With temps over 105F outside, and over 80F inside in the parts of the house hit hardest by the afternoon sun, neither the boys nor I had any interest in setting up the "studio".

So I took a happy-snappy of Zachary sleeping the evening away, and decided I would Focus on pushing sliders to try to make the best of this low-light, higher ISO iPhone shot.

Photography Assignment


Daily Dog Challenge 1730. "Focus"

Our Daily Challenge - July 26, 2016 - "@ Rest"

We Fits We Sits
We Fits We Sits


No, they don't usually pile up on the Love Seat like this.

But the Big Sofa, which is where Zachary wanted to be, was temporarily off limits while I used it as a convenient spot to sort through some stuff.

So Zachary hopped up onto the nearby Love Seat instead, on that nice squishy pillow (dog left), and looked unhappy.

Alas, that's where Henry wanted to be.

So Henry hopped up onto the only spot left on the sofa (dog right) and looked equally unhappy.

Sometimes it's rough to be a dog.

Editor's Note: Their unhappiness was because they couldn't be where they wanted to be, not because they were on the same sofa.

When I'm lying on the Big Sofa, with my legs curled up beside me, Zachary will often join me using my legs as a pillow, and then Henry will be at the far end of the sofa using Zachary as a pillow.


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Monday, July 25, 2016

Golden Knight

Golden Knight
Sir Henry



Golden Knight
Sir Zachary



Dog Blog Post #2223


Valiant Golden Knights from days of yore...


Photography Assignment


Daily Dog Challenge 1729. "Old Fashioned, Vintage or Worn"

Our Daily Challenge - July 25, 2016 - "Traces of the Past"


Golden Knight
Sir Zachary... peeking to the side to make sure I still have Cookies.
Bad Sir Zachary


With temps tickling 100F outside, I kept things quick and easy.

No, of course it's not that hot inside, but it's warm enough to turn the boys into fur puddles on the cool stone tiles.

(Air Conditioning is a wonderful thing, no matter what Secretary of State Kerry says.)

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Sunday, July 24, 2016

Momma's Helpers

Guys, could you fold up the backdrop fabrics for me?

Helping Momma
Zachary: "Sure!"
Henry: (blink)


That would be marvelous.


Helping Momma
Zachary: "Ok Henry, get started. I'll supervise."


Dog Blog Post #2222


I asked the boys to fold a pile of backdrop fabrics for me.

Probably not one of my wiser decisions, although I do admire their enthusiasm.


Photography Assignment



Daily Dog Challenge 1728. "Full of Color"

Our Daily Challenge - July 24, 2016 - "Lots and Lots of Color"

This is most (but not all) of my assorted colors of Crushed Panne Velvet. It's an inexpensive (regularly ~$6/yd but it goes on sale frequently), washable, indestructible, non-wrinkling fabric that is often used as a cheap velvet substitute for costumes.

Missing are a hideous blue-green color, which clashes with the boys golden fur, plus a white and a cream that are great for high-key shots but would have stood out too much here.

Off the top of my head, I've used these for backdrops, pillow covers (large and small), capes, a giant santa bag, a hat cover, table clothes, blankets, and stage curtains.

I've never actually sewn it as you can do wonders with safety pins, rubber bands, and binder clips, and then shake it out when you are done and it's as good as new.

Wishful Thinking?
"I wish I may, I wish I might..."


Sorry guys, I don't think you can wish the fabrics folded.

At least that never works for me.

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