Dog Blog Post #1835
Henry merging in and out of the shadows.
The flash was down low and the anti-reflector up keeping the left side dark.
A slider (or two or so) might have been pushed here.
As a teenager, I enjoyed making b&w pen-and-ink drawings of animals both real and fanciful.
I was particularly fascinated by how much (or little) of the animal needed to be rendered for it to "read" correctly - a few feathers made an outstretched wing, a stripe or two defined a tiger.
The fact my technique of choice was stipple, and it took forever, no doubt fed my fascination.
Photography AssignmentOur Daily Challenge - July 4, 2015 - "Into or Out of the Frame"
Daily Dog Challenge 1342. "From the Shadows"
This was NOT what I had in mind for this shot, but after discovering two fleas (Ewww!) on Henry my plans slipped away with the ever-spreading oily stain from the Flea Stuff I dribbled high up on his shoulders.
(Zachary got it too - as Hubby said, "Guilty by association".)
Thankfully, Frontline typically works quickly even if their coats will remain in less than optimal condition in places until the next trip to the groomers.
The good news is that fleas are pretty rare for us, this being only the second time I've used it in 5 years. I'm pretty sure they picked the little livestock up when they were at the vets for their annual shots a few days ago.
Take your healthy kid to the doctors and they always bring home something.
More Image Mischief
|Uh... no. My floor isn't actually that reflective.|
In addition, I played with Photoshop Elements "Reflection" effect on the Guided tab.
Yup, it made a reflection!
|Henry - looking a bit pale|
Once again, shots were taken of Zachary, but his tail isn't nearly as showy in this context.
That is, he tends to hold it horizontally, which is great for showcasing feathers from the side assuming it's not wagging, which it nearly always is, and not so good from behind.
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