Sunday, August 19, 2012

Sharp Dressed Dogs

The Boys
"Gee, Uncle Zachary, what should we do tonight?"

Sharp Dressed Dogs
Zachary: "How about a fancy ball - you could try out your new tux!"

Henry: "Only if you wear that mask Momma just made."

Sharp Dressed Dogs

Dog Blog Post #784

Oops... somehow yesterday just slipped by me, and by the time I realized that, it was today.

Photography Assignment

  • Daily Dog Challenge "292. With A Friend"
  • Our Daily Challenge - Aug 18, 2012 - "Group"
  • Scavenge Challenge Aug 2012 - "7. Find or manufacture a mask (be artistic!) and pose yourself or a friend wearing it."

The Plan

The Big Idea was to use these prompts to get my mask shot for Scavenge Challenge. Since I knew it was going to take me a while to make, I wanted to do it over the weekend.

The idea for the mask itself came from a Martha Stewart Halloween ideas book that I checked out from the library.

The Problems

Good grief, this was a ridiculously hard picture to get.

I had to hold the mask, take the picture, and still manage to get the boys to look respectable.

The Solution

So what's Zachary looking at? Me, lying flat on my back on the floor between the boys and the camera, holding up the mask, hoping I'm getting it in roughly the right spot as I click the remote to fire the camera.

The big question is, what the heck was Henry looking at? There's nothing over there but cabinets and one of the light stands!

And of that wasn't enough mischief...

The Nose Knows
Sniff sniff sniff

The Nose Knows
Snuffle snuffle SNORT!

Photo Prop
Look quick...

Happy Henry
"Cookie? What cookie?"

Note to self: Replace batteries in Speedlight before using again. (sigh)

Speaking of batteries - I did a bit of research, and just ordered Sanyo's Eneloop AA Ni-MH rechargeable batteries for said Nikon Speedlight.

Hopefully, this will put and end to my battery wasting ways. And boy, do I go through a LOT of batteries!

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Colby said...

Yikes! That cat mask was kind of scary, but I love the tuxedos! My boys like chomping on those little Canidae treats too.

Happy Monday!

Alfie | Alfie's Blog said...

I know who all the girls will dance with - the sharpest looking boys in town! *waggy tail* Loving to cookie pic *waggy tail*

Anonymous said...

That cookie pic is GREAT! My human also goes through a lot of batteries, she should buy shares and make a profit for herself! Do let us know how you get on with the new ones.

houndstooth said...

A cat mask?! Yegads! The boys do look very dapper today. I'm guessing they're heading to a ball?

Hopefully today is easier on you! lol

Flea said...

NOM NOM NOM. I love the tuxes!

FANCY the Red Standard Poodle said...

Hi Y'all!

Just hoppin' by to say "hi".

Handsome tux!

Y'all come by now,
Hawk aka BrownDog

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