Monday, December 31, 2012

The Raven

Quote the Raven
Raven: "Nevermore"
Henry: "Excuse me?"

Quote the Raven
Raven: "Nevermore"
Henry: "Zachary!"

Quote the Raven
Raven: "Nevermore"
Zachary: "Mom!"

Quote the Raven
Raven: "Nevermore"
Zachary: "MOM!!!"

Dog Blog Post #917

The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore —
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.
“ ’Tis some visiter,” I muttered, “tapping at my chamber door —
Only this and nothing more.”

… alas too long to reproduce here, but easily found in its entirety on the web in places such as Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore

Photography Assignment

Our Daily Challenge - Dec 30, 2012 -"Lyrics/Poetry Inspired"

Daily Dog Challenge "426. Artistic Inspiration"

Ok… the bird is bit small, 'tis true.

Work with me here!

The Raven is one of my all time favorite poems.

Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes

Oh, the things I do to get a picture.

Here, I'm lying on the ground and holding up the treat ramekin in one hand while firing the camera with the remote in the other.

Obviously, this was a crummy place to be as:

a. My arm is in the frame and blocking the chair, and

b. It's not resulting in Zachary looking where I want him to look.

Of course, until I take the shot, get up, and go over to look at the LCD, I can only guess and hope I have it right.

In the end, the best place for me to be turned out to be behind the drapery - the stretchy black velvet hung on on the backdrop rod/frame and then covered in the requisite purple "curtain".

From back there, I could hold the ramekin (to the left, just out of frame) and get a better head position for the boys. That doesn't mean that resulted in the best picture, as I can only capture what my models give me.

As for the set, the reason I used the backdrop frame is because I wanted to try a something a bit different - having the "wall" and chair be at an angle to the camera and the moveable frame allows me to do that vs. my usual backboard rubber-banded to the kitchen cabinets.

Alas, I think the wall/curtain ended up too dark to notice the shift, but it was an interesting experiment and I will probably try it again.

The chair is just our normal wooden kitchen chairs draped in one of my backdrop fabrics and tied at the seat with a scrap of the same color.

I rather liked the effect, so don't be surprised if it reappears.

Monday Mischief

The Raven

He looks pretty mischievous to me, don't you think?

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1 comment:

houndstooth said...

That is one of my favorite poems, too! I love what you did with it! I have to remember that for the next time this assignment comes up, or next Halloween! I absolutely love this!