Thursday, June 9, 2011



Dog Blog Post #355: The Daily Shoot for today was...

Illustrate time in a photograph today

... and I drew a complete blank. Lacking any better ideas, I went out back and played fetch with Zachary while Henry milled about smartly, stole the ball occasionally, and was (as usual) a pest!

I figured I'd play with shutter speed while I was out there, setting the camera to shutter priority and dialing it down as low as I thought I could hold it (1/30 from what I've read) and see if I could get "artistic blur".

Well, I got half-way there. I got blur...

How long does it take...

... but hardly artistic.


Then I tried just getting a wagging dog tail. How hard could that be. I mean, I have a picture of a dog in front of 32 cookies and another of him wearing a foil hat. Should be easy right?

I didn't even both to upload that one. (Arg!)


I finally (after taking a break) landed on the idea of the our shooting "schedule" - the list that keeps track of what assignments are due when for the ODC (Out Daily Challenge) and DS (Daily Shoot) flickr groups. I tweeted the one up top, but here are a few more...



The picture above was the one I had planned on tweeting, but I just couldn't resist the expression Zachary gave me in the photo up top (and for once, I went with what my heart told me!)

And now for a few things completely (and non-dog related) different...


Say Cheese!

(If you're curious what assignments they were for, you can click on them and see the assignment descriptions on flickr.)

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houndstooth said...

Ooooooo! That's a brilliant idea for the picture of your camera! I love it! I am cured of ever thinking about drinking coffee now, too! :P

I think your schedule picture is a really cute idea! I wanted to try to get one of a dog watching our cuckoo clock, but you'd have thought I'd poured acid on the kitchen floor!

I really like that ODC group! I just have to psych myself to jump in.

Sam said...

I might have to find out what groups you belong too - it might be good to get some practice in on the camera. I've been getting a little rusty!


Amber-Mae said...

I love the last 2 pictures! What is that glittery thing in the 2nd last picture?

Sheltie Times said...

Planning out the week? Seems like he has some specific ideas about the schedule.

Ruth said...

Adore that top photo!

Kolchak Puggle said...

Time?! What a difficult concept to capture! I like the schedule idea though...Seems like I can never intentionally capture a nice blurred tail, only by accident when I want a nice shot!

greygirl25 said...

I love the first one, his expression is priceless.

Your groups are so fun, one of these days I'll jump in.