Friday, December 7, 2012

Dark and Stormy Night

Dark and Stormy Night
"Momma, I don't like the Thunder Bumpers."
I know Henry, but you're safe in the house and the storm will be over soon.

How's your journal entry going, Zachary?

Dark and Stormy Night
"It was a dark and stormy night..."

Dark and Stormy Night
"... and I don't like them either, Henry."

(Time Passes)

Dark and Stormy Night

Dog Blog Post #893

Photography Assignment

Our Daily Challenge - Dec 6, 2012 - "When Lightening Strikes"

… the power goes out, and it's time to break out the candle lantern.

The storm was the...

Daily Dog Challenge "405. Inspiration"

… for the boys' daily journal entry:

"It was a dark and stormy night"

(see Wikipedia for info about this "infamous" line.)

Editor's Note

I loved this concept, and with a fair bit of slider pushing to add warmth, darken the edges, lighten the middles, and a dab of selective lightening try to bring the body of the LED candle to life, they came out much better than the drab, bland RAW images suggested at first glance.

Still, they didn't come close to my mental image of the scene, mostly due to a lack of mood/atmospheric lighting (hence the slider pushing) and a few good props. 

That TV tray and modern pen just aren't working for me here.

But as I think it has potential, and I have fond memories of seeing Snoopy sitting on his doghouse typing that very line, don't be surprised if I revisit this again.

Oh, and "No", while it was definitely dark outside... being night... there wasn't a storm in sight. In fact, while we do get rain here, lightening is extremely rare. Some years we don't get any at all.

And that's just fine with us. :)

Dark and Stormy Night

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houndstooth said...

This is probably one of my all time favorite shots of yours! I love the atmosphere and the composition. You did such a fantastic job with it!

Sue and Doug said...

I think we have all use that line..It was a dark and stormy night..great beginnings of the great novel! nice shots of the boys, as always!

Bark'n About said...

You have done such a good job with the lighting. I also love the boys poses.

Sage said...

This was great! I had to laugh when it appears they took a little snooze on the tray.