Monday, June 13, 2011

Beautiful

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Dog Blog Post #359:"You are so beautiful, to me..."

Sorry... that rather sappy 70's song has been running through my head all day, after reading the Daily Shoot assignment:

Don’t over-think it. Make a beautiful photograph today. And tomorrow. Keep at it and discover your own view of beauty.

Well, duh. What did you think I was going to take a picture of? :)

Here's a slightly different shot...

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... both of Zachary waiting for me to throw the Lacrosse Ball. While food will produce bright eyes and good expression for the camera, nothing lights up Zachary's world (and brings those ears up) like the Lacrosse Ball. Of course, holding the slimy, slippery ball in my "off" hand while trying to get a picture with my camera hand is... challenging... and I believe I'm going to have biceps like pop-eye if I keep this up.

It also means that I need to put the ball down if I have to change focal length (zoom in/out) which is when Henry usually steals the ball. Poor Zachary, the look on his face.

Speaking of Henry, here he is, distracted by some noise the neighbor made. Love the far off look in his eye.

Contemplative Henry

I liked all three, and in the end basically closed my eyes and clicked to pick the one to be tweeted.

No, that's probably not the way professionals pick photographs. They probably analyze histograms and use little magnifying glasses to search for noise, or specks, or a hair out of place.

Oh well, life's too short.

Speaking of time being short, the boys wanted to thank Greyhounds CAN Sit for the Versatile Blogger award, and I will try hard to fulfill my end of it (something about divulging family secrets and passing the award on) tomorrow.

Assuming I don't fall asleep on the sofa...

... like I did tonight.

For the non-dog pictures, we have Our Daily Challenge - "Change"

Chives


Change? Really? I went with the picture above because the flower cluster shows all the changes a flower goes through, from buds at the bottom to blooming in the middle to spent at the top.

And finally Scavenge Challenge - "Classic Landscape"

Storm Clouds


Love the storm clouds in this one. (Don't ask how many pictures I had to take in order to get this. Ugh.)

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12 comments:

Amber-Mae said...

The boys are beautiful! And the last picture is stunning! You take really nice non-dog pictures.

The Sprollies 'n' Border Collies said...

Zachary and Henry are gorgeous! I love the little spot of Zachary's tounge!

Greyhounds CAN Sit said...

You're welcome, the award is very well deserved!

Hmmm, family secrets, can't wait, lol.

Your cropping is brilliant in the photo of Henry. Well, all your photos are brilliant. I so envy your 'eye'. I can only see the obvious, and half the time I trip over that!

houndstooth said...

I love all three of your beautiful pictures! The picture of Henry proves that you can get those gorgeous eye shots, too! ;)

I also have to say, you take one spectacular landscape shot! I think you were worrying for nothing. Is the chive shot the one that turned out green yesterday?

I saw the DS assignment this morning. I figure I have four dogs, I can go for at least that long with different subjects! lol I am enjoying the assignment, even though it didn't go like I planned yesterday at all! Ugh! That's a rather long story.

Pup Fan said...

The last photo for the beautiful series is so wonderfully melancholy. I love all three of them - fantastic!

Bailey said...

The last picture looked so serious.

Pamela said...

I can certainly see why you had a hard time choosing among the shots of the boys. But the faraway look in Henry's eyes really won me over.

The landscape shot was just gorgeous.

greygirl25 said...

The boys are beautiful.

One of the places I use for online training is Creative Live. http://www.creativelive.com/courses/iphoto-11-lesa-snider

Here is a link to an iPhoto class that is free if you can take it the day she teaches it online. Lesa is a fabulous instructor, I'm sure you'd learn something.

Kolchak Puggle said...

I just love the look on Zachary's face. So adorable!

K-Koira said...

Hey, stop by soon and pick up your Inspirational Blogger award on my blog at http://mylifewithflyballdogs.blogspot.com/2011/06/thank-you.html

yuki the dog said...

just came over from koira's award list...no wonder she finds your photography so inspiring! very beautiful pictures :)

Kristin G. said...

Beautiful indeed!