Monday, June 25, 2012

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Dog Blog Post #730: What makes one shoot more satisfying than another? Well, it's certainly more satisfying when the boys are listening and cooperating.


Sometimes, it's those very times when they are not cooperating - that is, when I'm not doing a good job explaining the task at hand - that ultimately lead to the most satisfaction when things finally "click" (pardon the pun) and the shot comes out.

Today, it was my least favorite shot of the "usable" bunch that gave me the most satisfaction...

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Because I find it very difficult to get One-Up-One-Down shots, as the shoot quickly devolves into a game of whack-a-mole, with the boys popping up and dropping down, seemingly at random, as I call out directions and wave my hands about ineffectively.

The pigeons in the park are more orderly.

It's not a pretty sight.

Today, in a fit of madness and with a few extra minutes to spare, I decided to give it Yet Another Go.

I had the camera remote trigger by my side and cookies in each hand. The boys were both in a down. With one cookie filled hand pressed up against Henry's nose in hopes of gluing him to the floor, I used the other to lure (yes, lure) Zachary up.

Not a word was spoken. No hand signals were given.

And suddenly they were there. It was effortless. They actually stayed. I almost forgot to trigger the remote.

So while the picture itself isn't anything to write home about (or post!) it was certainly most satisfying.

Well, that and the picture at the top. I just love it when Henry gets all wrinkle faced. :)

--- Oh,  what were the challenges? From flickr:

Walked in to find the kitchen in total…

Daily Dog Challenge238. Chaos"

… with the boys on the verge of being buried under a…

Our Daily Challenge - Jan 25, 2012 - "Pile/Stack"

... of paper. Good thing they could reach the…

Scavenge Challenge June 2012 - "16. Old-style telephones are becoming uncommon. No cell phones allowed here!"

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Darned elevator music...

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Sheltie Times said...

Phone work is exhausting.

Sue and Doug said...

poor boys working so hard!..there is 'dog labour' laws you know!..darn cute as always!!

houndstooth said...

I don't know how you chose a favorite shot! I am in love with all of them! I'd swear they really were talking to someone on the phone and running their own recycling business!