Monday, January 17, 2011

Monday Blues

Dog Blog Post #205: Ok, I'll admit it. I'm having waaaaay to much fun doing these Daily Shoot assignments!

Today's*** assignment?

Today's theme is blue. Make a photograph dominated by the color or that otherwise illustrates the theme.

Ok. Blue. On one level, how hard can it be? All I need is to make it blue. And I like Blue. I have lots of Blue. Pretty much every dog video you'll see on my YouTube channel has me in either blue jeans or blue sweats.

Of course, my principle subjects aren't Blue. At least not on the outside.


Well, not much to be done about that. I might be enjoying this, but the thought of dying them a color... the thought my bathroom after I have dyed them a color...


My bathroom is definitely not blue, and I want it to stay not blue.

Plan B: Surround the dogs with blue. Hubby offered up the idea of blue bandanas, I grabbed my son's blue beach towel and an old blue sheet and headed toward the dining room - the one room of the house that gets descent natural (albeit northern) light.

(Isn't that suppose to have a blue cast to it?)

I tossed (figuratively, of course!) the dogs in the kitchen, then took advantage of the ex-pen that was already in the dining room protecting the shoes (long story) to create my "set".

I draped the towel over the ex-pen, put the sheet on the ground, grabbed my camera and then released the hounds goldens, slipping bandanas over their heads as they went charging by.

Zachary, an old paw at this, spied the sheet and immediately ran over and threw himself down on it in perfect sphinx pose.

Click! (goes the camera) and a cookie for Zachary.

Next I wrestle Henry in place, and waved my fingers off the side. Click! (goes the camera) and cookies for all. Repeat, repeat, repeat! (One of them was bound to be in focus.)

But my favorite photo turned out to be the one below, as I felt it not only captured the color of Blue, but the mood of blue as well!

(You know... I probably should have "saved" that one for Wordless Wednesday!)

But don't let that sad face fool you - so long as I have cookies, they have patience!

*** And finally, I'm having a hard time deciding if these should read "Today's" or "Yesterday's", as I wrote this on Sunday ("Today's") but the date stamp at the top will read Monday ("Yesterday's").

I'd say the Devil's in the Details, but that's a theme for another day!


houndstooth said...

The boys both look great in blue! That last picture of Henry is definitely Wordless worthy!

Terrorzinhos said...

We LOVE blue!!
Great pictures!

greygirl25 said...

Wow! I'm so glad the daily shoot is offering up the perfect prompts for you.

These are beautiful. Of course, how can you go wrong with gold and blue?