Thursday, June 28, 2012

Puppies, Pastries, and a Movie

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Dog Blog Post #733: Well, what have we here?


Daily Dog Challenge "241. Obstructed View"

… of the boys peering at some…

Scavenge Challenge June 2012 "12. Pies, croissants, rolls, brioches...pick your pastry and photograph it in warm, soft light."

… sitting...

Our Daily Challenge - June 28, 2012 - "On the Shelf"

Sorry boys, not today.

How about a couple of your favorite dog cookies instead?

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I couldn't seem to come up with a narrative to caption today's pictures. I think it's because I spent all my time trying to get the shot set up and no time thinking about what I was going to say about it afterwards.

Bad blogger.

No buiscut.

Errr... pastry.

The incredibly observant might notice that there is a black background behind the top shot, which is the boys staring at the pastries on my kitchen table. Shots of this nature typically include a really distracting background - a jumble of walls and doorways and bright lights and the TV (if I forget to turn it off)


It looks drab and dark because I've had to spend hours in Aperture burning (darkening) and vignetting and pushing a bunch of sliders around to hide that really distracting background.

But not today.

Nope, today I spent less than five minutes setting up the background stand from my Photography Studio in a Bag, draping my black stretchy velvet over the crossbar, and holding it in place with some little plastic clamps.

Why in the world didn't I think of that sooner???


Editor's Note: The other day Colby over at Puppy in Training asked about the "Leave It" command. Yup, the boys are well acquainted with it and it is a mainstay of photo shoots. You can see Henry's first experiences with it below (skip to 1:15 to see the "Zen" part):

Awww... what a sweetie! Was he really that small???

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Sue and Doug said...

Henry was a star even back when he was darn cute!!

houndstooth said...

I forgot all about the pictures (which I loved, I had to scroll back up and look) when I was watching the Henry puppy video! OMG! How cute was he? And how on Earth did he get so big?