Sunday, October 9, 2011



Dog Blog Post #471: Yup, glass.

Our Daily Challenge - "Glass"
111 pictures in 2011 - "#42. Glass"

(Gotta love a twofer)

Now, while I freely admit to taking pictures of the boys near glass objects from time to time, like the shot of Zachary with the bottle of Canadian Whiskey...

On the Rocks

... for the most part, I steer clear of combining really breakable things and less-then-delicate dogs. This is especially true if I want to get really up-close-and-personal with the breakable thing (unlike the relatively safe distance in the whiskey shot) which is kinda the point of having it in the prompt.

Now had this been a Daily Shoot prompt (pausing for a moment of silence) I probably would have gone ahead with a less than up-close-and-personal shot as I felt I had enough "history" with the group to get away with the occasional stretching of the prompt.

But I have little history with ODC or 111, and I don't want them thinking I'm too far out in left field - at least not yet - and so I went with a "safe" yet completely true to prompt picture.

In this case, it's a small cut-glass bowl. I have no doubt I spent longer cleaning the dust and finger prints off it than I did getting the picture. Zero skills were required beyond being able to hold a rather nice, surprisingly heavy, and definitely breakable bowl in one hand, the camera in the other, and making kissy-noises to get Henry's attention. (I'll give you three guesses what was on Zachary's mind.)

Beyond that, I've been busting my... well... I've been very busy getting Scavenge Challenge shots, taking advantage of a fairly clear weekend.

Scavenge Challenge "17) Anything with wheels." -PLUS- 111 Pictures in 2011 - "#77. Children's Toy"


I hadn't planned on getting Henry in the shot, but he found my son's old Cub Scout Pinewood Derby car so interesting that I couldn't get him OUT of the shot!

"8) We've all made purchases we've later regretted. What did you buy on a foolish whim?"


... and my explanation on flickr:

Back in 2001, my son and I saw these (and a kid version) as we were strolling through the local sports store. These were "only" $78, on sale from $129.

I loved roller SKATING as a kid, so roller BLADING seemed like a good idea.


They're heavy, clumsy, and pretty much sucked the joy out of skating. Son agreed. I think I wore these exactly once. Son didn't care for the experience either.

When I told son I had chosen these as my "regret" object, he laughed and said, "good choice!"

AND FINALLY, for those who hung in to the bitter end, I successfully downloaded and installed my winnings from Tanner Trains the Family - an all expense-paid copy of My Memories Suite 2 digital scrapbooking software -plus- a few dog related kits -plus- a free Autumn pack that they offered me just for being a nice person. (Ok... that probably wasn't the reason.)

So far I've opened it, oohed and ahhed at the pretty papers, realized I need to read the instructions to see if there is an easier way to import images from Aperture than first having to export them from there, and that's about it.


It does look very nice, and I hope to have some samples of my (questionable) creative endeavors up within the next few days.

Thanks again, Tanner!

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Greyhounds CAN Sit said...

Interesting about the roller blades. I'd wondered about them. Not wondering any more!

Novel approach to the glass subject. Neat photo.

Have fun playing with your new software and congratulations on winning it:)

FANCY the Red Standard Poodle said...

Hi Y'all,

Doing without reading the instructions, according to my Human, is strictly a man thing. Is she wrong? No of course not.

Y'all come by now,
Hawk aka BrownDog

Sue and Doug said...

love the 'whiskey shot'...bottoms up!!

Pup Fan said...

Loving how you captured the reflection in that first photo!

greygirl25 said...

I have to snicker on the roller blades. I love to roller skate as well and as a kid I ice skated.

I remember the last time I put on a pair of ice skates a few years back, they were miserable. I suspect roller blades are the same.