Thursday, December 1, 2011
Dog Blog Post #524: I must admit that I was rather pleased with today's Daily Dog Challenge ...
31. Gaze Into The Lens - Get a picture of your dog gazing into the lens, either close up or faraway!
... results. Folks who visit often have heard me grumble time and again about how hard a time I have getting good "eye" pictures. Most of the trouble comes simply from how dark a brown the boys' eyes are - something I can't really do much about. (Actually, something I can't do anything about!)
The rest is due to me choosing a spot that is too sunny (bleached photos = black holes for eyes) too shady (high ISO = grainy eyes) or forgetting to remove the drool rag that hangs from my belt when taking pictures (mostly to wipe hands after throwing icky Lacrosse Ball and before handling camera.)
Today, however, you'll note note of the above actually occurred, and you can get as good a glimpse of Henry's eyes as you'll probably ever get.
In fact, I'm so darned tickled with it, that I cropped it, allowing Blogger to show it nice as big:
The rest of the shots were devoted to bokeh - that lovely blur that shows up in the background when you focus on something close.
Here's Henry in front of the half-naked flowering pear (left) and the half-naked red-leaved flowering plum (right) with sunlight behind them all, creating lovely little circles of light and color...
... and in front of the half-naked Crape Myrtle...
Given all the wind we've been having, I'm surprised we still have trees, let alone trees with leaves on them!
Sorry, no Zachary today (I have no idea what he was looking at, but it sure wasn't the lens!) - but I promise he'll be back in the blog tomorrow for the blog hop. :)
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