Sunday, July 27, 2014

Portrait of a Dog in a Red Turban

Henry, stop smiling.

The painting we are imitating has no smiling.

Portrait of Dog in a Red Turban
Henry: "Sorry, Momma. Getting the giggles."

Stop that!

Portrait of Dog in a Red Turban
Henry: "He he he."

Next!

Portrait of Dog in a Red Turban
Zachary: "Not smiling."

Very good, now lower your head a little and look right at the camera…


Dog Blog Post #1491



Let it be officially noted that putting a turban on a dog is hard.

Today's turban is two yards of red fabric, split lengthwise (long ago, for a different shoot) folded lengthwise to hide the interior, then wrapped around the red fedora.

Like all shots today, this one has been flipped horizontally.

My electrical outlet is on the right, hence all my lighting is typically from the right.

However, the painting I was trying to match was lit from the left, hence the post-processing flip.

This also meant I had to download the original, flip IT horizontally, to try to get the "look" (and turban) right as I was shooting backwards.

Alas, it is STILL really hot, and Henry just couldn't keep his mouth shut.

Then then right after I shot the one of Zachary (above) and I was trying to get him to lower his muzzle a bit, the hat and turban fell on the floor in an ugly heap, thus ending the shoot!


Photography Assignment


Our Daily Challenge - Jul 27, 2014 - "Red"

Daily Dog Challenge 999. "Like A Painting"

A Jan van Eyck (c. 1433) painting, to be exact:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portrait_of_a_Man_(Self_Portrait%3F) -- note: Blogger mangles link, so you'll end up at Wikipedia's disambiguation page. Should be the topmost link.


Mr. Henry
Mr. Henry

Monday Mischief


I think turbans are now on my Banned Items List!

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7 comments:

houndstooth said...

I give you kudos for copying the turban pretty much exactly from the one in the painting! And I'm still giggling and imagining Johnny Carson!

Harleo - Adventures of Two Golden Doodles said...

I love looking at your photos and laughing at you captions. Great job again!

Talent Hounds said...

The first one actually looks like he's laughing! So cute :)

Molly The Wally said...

Love this series. More please. Also love the new look. Have a marvellous Monday.
Best wishes Molly

M. K. Clinton said...

Everything is always funnier when you're not supposed to smile. I love the shots. ♥

Laika said...

What funny photos. The boys looks great.

Cathy Armato said...

Ha! After seeing these (gorgeous) photos, Isis just added turbans to her banned items list too! The shots came out great though.
Love & Biscuits,
Cathy, Isis & Pheobe
www.dogsluvusandweluvthem.blogspot.com