Thursday, August 25, 2011

Something Different

Tug!


Dog Blog Post #426: "There is nothing new under the sun" -- Ecclesiastes

That said, the Daily Shoot seemed to want us to work miracles with:

Make a photograph with a different point of view than you normally would consider.

Now, as of this morning I had uploaded 217 pictures, for 217 (almost) consecutive Daily Shoots.

(I ended up missing two when the hard disk died, and plugging those holes remains on my (rather long) list of things to do.)

Two Hundred and Seventeen.

And all have at least one dog in them.

There are playing dogs and posing dogs and running dogs and funning dogs. There are right side up and upside down dogs. Dogs with toys. Dogs with food. Dogs reading and recycling, playing chess and checkers, and mousing on the computer. Pictures of dogs wearing glasses, clothes, scarves, and hats.

(LOTS of pictures of dogs wearing hats)

Dogs with cash, mirrors, liquor, bowling balls, cameras, shoes as well as socks... etc. etc. etc.

Whew.

And to that, you can add "picture of dog playing tug."

For looking through my 217 uploaded shots (you can do that from the dailyshoot.com photographers page) I noticed a plethora of Zachary's obsession (the Lacrosse Ball) and nary a hint of Henry's passion...

Tug.

I must admit, having now rectified the situation, it's a whole lot easier to take a picture of a dog running back to you with a Lacrosse Ball than a selfie of your own arm/hand holding a tug toy with a tug obsessed dog going to town at the other end! I was sure that they were all going to be blurry. The camera is fairly heavy, the lens with hood awkwardly long, the distance between the camera and Henry unnervingly short.

I guess the moral is to give that "impossible to get" shot a try. It just might come out!

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5 comments:

K-Koira said...

This is a point of view I've used a few times for Koira. The trick is to get her in a steady-tug phase rather than the tug-and-jerk phase, which is impossible to photograph and nearly impossible to simply hang on to.

I like it. Its always a good look on a dog, I think.

houndstooth said...

I think it's a great shot of Henry! I still love his whiskers sticking out, too.

I'm really stumped on what to do for today's shot. I've gotten most of the shots I've really longed for, and I'm trying to think of something that's different from the ones I've shot. Maybe it's just too early in the morning!

Tanner and Beth said...

Mommy takes those sort of shots of me a lot. But she won't use her good camera becuase she says it is heavy and she does not want to break it. She uses the little point and shoot.

Puppy Kisses,
Tanner

Bailey said...

Great shot, mine would have dropped and run the minute they saw the camera.

Greyhounds CAN Sit said...

And it came out very well. I can imagine how hard it was from taking the photos of Frankie when I was holding a big stick above my head in my right hand and camera in my left hand, which was silly because I'm right handed, duh! We need more photos of Henry tugging I think:)