Friday, March 25, 2011

Trail (of Laundry)

ds494 - Trail (of Laundry)
Dog Blog Post #276: Today's Daily Shoot assignment was:

Make a photograph featuring a path, road, or trail that leads the eye through the photograph.

Sounding vaguely familiar, I checked the daily shoot archives, and sure enough, I had encountered this beastie way back on January 19...

ds430 - Path... making it just my 3rd Daily Shoot assignment.

(No, I don't keep track, but the daily shoot keeps track of these things, and if you know the name of the photographer, you can see clickable thumbnails of what's been tweeted. Mine just so happens to be bztraining (gee, what a shocker) and I've uploaded... wow... 67 images without missing a day!

Who'd a thunk it?

Kind of interesting to see all the pictures splayed out together (well, together on three pages, but that's still reasonably together.)

As my mom (the true artist) would ask, "Have I grown?"

Not sure about that, but I was a bit surprised to find fewer "set" pictures than I would have thought. Maybe it's just in my dreams that I'm dragging the ex-pen out and clipping everything together each day!

No "set" today. Nope, today should have been a (rare) outdoor shot, had the weather been even half as good as it was two months ago in the dead of winter when I shot the picture above. But today it was cold, windy, and raining.


So today my "path, road, or trail" was more a metaphyiscal (or would that be metaphoric?) one.

One dog, a stream of clean laundry, and a good "stay" was all it took - although I burned through  20-30 shots getting it "just right".

First the "stream" was too wide, then it was too high, then it was too dense, and I couldn't decide if Zachary should be laying down or sitting up, or draped in something, or looking at me, or the laundry, with a sock in his mouth (fail!) or not... and don't get me started on Henry.


The winner, of course, is the shot up top - the rest either not making the cut, or looking too much like it to bother to upload.

I must say that I like the backlighting, and I'm especially proud that it was intentional, having read in my much loved Digital Photography Composition for Dummies book that backlighting can help make the subject stand out, and knowing that given the lighting my furry model was going to blend with the walls if I didn't do something about it.

Hmm... maybe I have grown after all!

Henry in Hat

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Amber-Mae said...

AHHH love that trail of laundry!

Anonymous said...

That was a very creative idea! Haha, I was laughing when I read that line: "don't get me started on Henry." Hehe...oh Henry! :)

Elyse and Riley

Wyatt said...

Trail of laundry...Luv it :)

Wyatt and Stanzie

greygirl25 said...

Awesome. The trail of laundry is genius. At my house, that would be dog made, not man made.

BTW, I spent some quality time lovin' a 6 month old golden girlie by the name of Luna. Oh, be still my beating heart, she was gorgeous.

I thought of you and your guys.