Friday, June 10, 2011


Parallel Lines

Dog Blog Post #357: Frantic Friday, again. Today's Daily Shoot was...

Parallel lines draw the eye. Make a photograph with parallel lines today.

I tried two different things. The one tweeted is above, and the comment I put in flickr pretty much says it all:

Zachary posing in front of his woobie collection, which is drying in the sun.

They drag them outside during the day to play, and if left overnight by careless humans, get drenched by the morning sprinklers.

Bad humans. No biscuit!

It was a spur-of-the-moment shot, based on the pre-existing (and only slightly straightened) woobies with Zachary posed in front (wishing I'd throw the Lacrosse Ball again.)

My other idea, which was my original idea, was to use the vertical posts of Beau's old PVC practice jump hubby made for him for Agility. While the vertical posts proved to be too far apart to be effect for the assignment, and the bottom posts didn't make it into the thumbnail, I liked the resulting pictures and used the first one to satisfy the Scavenge Challenge item of "Use a fast shutter speed to freeze or slow the action of something in motion."...

Zachary in Motion

Zachary in Motion

Editor's Note: I obviously need to work harder to come up with a Mystery Object. Yes, indeed, yesterday's picture was of the bottom of an egg carton! I actually thought it would be easy to find a picture that would stump people, but after a few days effort I realized most "common" things are pretty recognizable from any angle.

Of course, I'm more than happy to be proven wrong if someone out there wants to give it whirl.

The rule was "Can you guess what this is? Present a common object in an uncommon point of view."

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Amber-Mae said...

I think they all are nice pictures but my favourite one is the 1st one. Are those sheep skin btw? They look like it. I have kangaroo skin which my hoomies bought from Australia when they were there for a holiday. I love the smell of it. Smells like an animal.

Pamela said...

I doubt Zachary needs anything extra to draw your eye to his handsome face. But the "woobies" pointing down with his tongue in a roughly parallel line is just great.

Ruth said...

I love your pictures!

Good human! Have a biscuit!

Talking-Dogs said...

Great photos! I agree with the other poster who said: Good human! Have a biscuit!

Greyhounds CAN Sit said...

I particularly love the last photo. Zachary looks like he's having so much fun carrying his lacrosse ball over the jump:)

houndstooth said...

I love all the shots you took from yesterday. Since we weren't home yesterday, I'm a day behind and I'll try to make up that assignment while Bunny and I are out today.

I hadn't thought about some of your points about the picture taking. The shots on the blog today are pure luck. I wanted candid pictures to use for the blog, and I didn't see the expressions caught until I was looking at them later that night. They were too good not to use! I always tend to really admire your shots, along with a certain other Greyhound photographer and Miss Kodee's mom takes beautiful shots, too! I can always pick yours out, though! lol I guess we can enjoy being each other's mutual fan clubs! ;) I need to get better at the kinds of shots you can get of the boys in your little studio, and yes, you have much better indoor light than I do! Besides, I thought you were talking about that other Greyhound photographer yesterday anyway, not me! :P

Kristin G. said...

I just noticed the ball in his mouth. There's nothing happier than a dog with a favorite toy. Zoe has a little orange football that she loves. It was missing for months and finally resurfaced. We might have to blog about it. Hope you all have a lovely weekend. :)

Sage said...

Nice jump! Especially with a ball in the mouth!! My two favorite things to do.


Greyhounds CAN Sit said...

And I forgot to tell you that I'm passing on a Versatile Blogger award to you and your boys:) It's on my blog if you want to collect it.

greygirl25 said...

The woobies tell a wonderful story.

Sam said...

Nice pictures, as always! :D