Sunday, December 9, 2012

Where There's Smoke


Dog Blog Post #896

Photography Assignment

What better to scent the air than a Holiday Spice…

The Monthly Scavenger Hunt December 2012 - "12. Candle"

The boys were quite intrigued by the…

Our Daily Challenge - Dec 9, 2012 - "Smoke"

… created when I blew this…

Daily Dog Challenge "405. Props for Props - Take a photo of your dog with a prop we might not expect to see with him or her"

… out.

Editor's Note: Ok, this was different. I don't recall ever having to capture smoke before.

So I read up a bit on it in google, then basically ignored everything I read and gave it a go.

That is, I didn't use an incense stick, I didn't point the flash from the side, and the background wasn't a foot away from the smoke.

I did use as fast a shutter speed as I could with my Speedlight (1/250 - on camera) and as small an aperture as I dared given that I needed enough light to show the boys (f/8).

I must say I was rather pleased with how it came out, given that I needed to get a dog in there, too.

This is the one and only shot I took, as I had no desire to smoke up my kitchen. :)

Monday Mischief

I was a bit worried, as I couldn't think of anything mischievous to say about the shot above, then I turned around to see what Kitty was up to...

"This is a fine mess you got us in, Kitty."

"If you think I'm going to untangle you..."



... should have known.

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houndstooth said...

You're braver than me! I wasn't even going to attempt smoke, and I was short on time yesterday anyway. You got a great shot, though!

And is there anything that Kitty won't get into? I hope Henry helped untangle her!

Flea said...

That stinkin' cat! Bad kitty!

Your smoke shot is cool. I was hoping that the candle was odor of dog, or biscuits and gravy. That would sure catch my dogs' attention.

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