Thursday, February 28, 2013

Dog Behind the Mask

White Hat

White Hat

White Hat

Dog Blog Post #979

Photography Assignment

Our Daily Challenge - Feb 28, 2013 - "The Masks we wear"

Really, what you see is what you get with these guys.

They are as golden in their hearts as they are in their coats, and any mask/roll they wear/play would have to be that of the Good Guy.

Daily Dog Challenge "486. Dog Behind the Mask"

When Good Cameras Go Bad

There is only one human involved in the making of these shots - me.

And since I'm needed near the boys to direct attention, I rely on the camera's autofocus to do the job of, well, focusing.

999 out of 1000 times (or more!) it does beautifully - which is a good thing as the camera is sitting on a tripod a good 20 feet away from me.

Today, however, was not its day.

Something about this background perhaps? This is the first time I've used it. All I know is that I have never seen so many blurry pictures.

Henry's were passing fair, but Zachary's were pretty much a total write off.

Hence the need to resort to the post-processing in that top shot.


Fearsome Faces
Fearsome Faces!

When my otherwise mild-mannered Golden Retrievers are engaged in a rousing game of bitey-face, they trot out their best Fearsome Faces - their wolf-masks, if you will.

Of course, it's all in play, and moments later they are lying on their backs with all four paws in the air, tongues lolling out the sides of their mouths, laughing at each other.

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houndstooth said...

Oh, I love those shots! The boys definitely found their calling!

Unknown said...

Hey can you maybe email me? I didn't see your email address on here but maybe I just missed it. I can't tell you how much I LOVE your photos!!! You are amazing!!!

Flea said...

I think the bitey face shot is my favorite today. I love the lone ranger mask, but bitey face pretty much always wins. :)

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! Actually love the background. It's like a reddish brown. LOVE the mask ... I think that's harder to wear than a boots. Happy Weekend. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar