Friday, May 6, 2011
Dog Blog Post #322: Remember just last week when I wrote, "way too many shadows"?
Yup, the Daily Shoot has done it to me again...
Make a photo dominated by shadows today.
... and they even said dominated this time.
So after I pounded my head on the wall a few times and cursed the gods of photography, I started thinking... dogs... shadows... dappled-light... camo-patterns! So out into the yard, found some dappled light, and blew 30-40 shots of light and shadow dancing across sitting, standing, wagging, pairs and singles of dogs...
... and the best of the best look something like this...
Ok fine, I'll spare you "next", "next", and the "next" after that. But the "next" after that one wasn't half bad...
... and so that's the one I picked. Fern frond shadows on Henry.
(I sure hope they remove this assignment from the hopper for awhile!)
The Missing Skill of the Day? Henry remains a camera hog, and as an added bonus, he forgot what "Stay" meant. Totally slipped his mind, as he kept getting up and nuzzling me for cookies. Ah, teenagers - always looking for a handout but never doing what you asked! :)
I actually wanted "Fern frond shadows on Zachary", as his coloring looked better the light I had (a bit deeper and richer) but noooo, Mr. Henry McGreedy had to keep cutting in between my camera and Zachary. Something more to work on, I suppose.
And finally, the (non-dog) Scavenger Challenge item #8 - "Dimpled surface - rain on the water, bubblewrap, at the corner of a smile."
... the "dog version" is at the top of this post. :)
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