Friday, July 27, 2012

Golden Camouflage

Golden Camouflage
"Zachary, why is Momma flapping her arms like that?"

Golden Camouflage
Zachary: "I have no idea, just keep smiling and hope she tosses us some more cookies."

Golden Camouflage

Golden Camouflage

Dog Blog Post #762

Photography Assignment

  • Our Daily Challenge - July 27, 2012 - "All One Color"
  • Daily Dog Challenge "269. Neat or Messy" - this was actually the previous day's challenge

The Plan

Short of using hair coloring, my options were a bit limited on this one. Thankfully, I had an appropriately colored blanket. My idea was a profile shot of one behind the other, hoping they would somewhat blend in with the blanket.

The Problems

Confusion reigned when I tried to get them one behind the other, a pose I remember doing only once before.

As with most "only once before" shots, I quickly remembered why I didn't do it more often.

The Solution

My initial impulse was to stand off to the side and call one forward while giving the other the stay sign.

This was clearly a stupid idea, as the boys were dancing everywhere except where I wanted them to be. Neither wanted to be "last", and the result was picture #2.

Luring made things worse, as it created the same effect as #2, with additional drooling.

Finally, it occurred to me that I was making it much harder than necessary (gee, what a surprise.)

So I moved in front of them and asked them to sit with a nice gap between them. I then moved to the side, prompting them to pivot in place. I threw up the stay sign, clicked the remote, and presto, we were done!

And here was today's Daily Dog Challenge: "270. "Feet"


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Jessica @ YouDidWhatWithYourWeiner said...

They have awesome hair. Very handsome. I like the profile pictures.

Unknown said...

Beautiful photos.

Anonymous said...

Hey Henry, Hey Zachary, Jet here.

Good one! My human sister, used to like camo stuff too... (except she liked pink camo which she did not blend in with, kind of defeating the purpose if you ask me!)

houndstooth said...

I think all of the shots turned out great! I love the boys' poses! And I cannot wait to see what you end up having them do for today's assignments! :P I know it's going to be great!

FANCY the Red Standard Poodle said...

Hi Y'all!

Love the portraits!

Y'all come by now,
Hawk aka BrownDog