Monday, September 26, 2011

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Dog Blog Post #458: Still avoiding son's germs... falling further and further behind in my blog following...

Monday's Daily Shoot: Make a self-portrait, with or without the camera in the frame.

Yes, I freely admit it, I totally ducked the intent of this assignment.

But really, tell the truth, which would you rather look at - plain old me, or one (or more) of the boys?


This was total pain to shoot, requiring contortionist's skills that I clearly do not possess. I took over 60 shots, camera on timer on a tripod, with only a few managing to get only the small bit of me that I wanted to show while avoiding the majority, which I didn't.

As usual, I started with patient Zachary. As usual, you probably won't ever see any of those shots, although they made up the lion's share of the 60. It wasn't until right at the very end, feeling rather dejected and shooting a few of Henry just to keep him happy, that it dawned on me to hold a cookie between my thumb and the cards in order to get focus (of the canine variety) where I wanted it.

The rest of me is off to Henry's left (camera's right) wishing I had moved my arm just a few inches to the right (camera's left) to make things like up a bit more naturally.

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Unknown said...

At least he is looking at the cards :) Im always embarassed to tell people how many shots I had to take sometimes to get the perfect photo :)

houndstooth said...

I love your end result, but I think it would have been cute to see you with the boys! ;) I can't imagine how you had time to get under the table and get in position after pressing the camera button! That is skill! I had a hard enough time flopping onto the daybed in time, much less getting cards in my hand and getting the dog to pose like that. I bow to you, woman!

Tanner and Beth said...

Mommy and I think this shot is really creative. Bet you had a great time setting it up and taking it.

Puppy Kisses,

Hood said...

This photo gave me a laugh. Adorable!

Greyhounds CAN Sit said...

What a wonderful photo:)