Week 48: Grass

I feel like a cop out.  A doggin prances past me and the camera starts firing.  All by itself.  OK… lies, but  I just can’t help it.  I have to photograph them.  They’re my fur babies.  My baby bear and yard cow.  It’s inevitable.  And if it happens to be outside, so be it.

Here is my grass:

Week 48: Grass

Now let me say I did try some different stuff.  I took a series of shots that were a bit more “artistic”, cropping the dog in such a way that the photo held interest and had good lines.  But then I realized that it was just a picture of Chase’s butt and no one really wanted to see that so I opted for this one.

Grass fills the frame.  Subject has been identified and photographed.  (How’s that for some spy-talk.)  Chase… well, this is her “I’m being very still now hurry and take the picture or I’m gonna bolt!”  And bolt she did.  The frame following this one, she’s up and running from the scene to smell the hiney of the beagle out back.  Some things are better left to be misunderstood.

I think a few of us are still hanging in there so it might be worth your while to check out the flickr group.  Next week’s challenge is “pink” – I’ve got to get my photo pronto since my schedule is somewhat full next week.  But it’s a color challenge… and I love color challenges!

With our challenge winding down (only four weeks left), I’m slacking in the decision department.  No surprise there.  Part of me wants to start another weekly challenge immediately.  Another part [that seems to be more of a bully] wants to take a break before cranking in another year of photos.  Thoughts?  Feelings?  Anything that might make a decision stick?

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July 21, 2010 - 9:45 am

katie o. - you’ll be happy to know that I have a very similar shot. dog in grass = week 48. :)
ps. you totally could have used the “kit lens vs the 50mm” photo to the right—->

July 21, 2010 - 9:57 am

Amy - So jealous that you get such wonderful photos of your dogs. I have one that believes the camera will steal her soul and bolts everytime she sees it. My other dog is all black except for her belly and paws and it’s hard for me to get a good picture of her face that doesn’t just look like a big black blob or a black blob with red demon eyes. The lighting is never right and half the time she just wants to lick the camera.
Love your nicknames for your dogs, too. Yard cow made me laugh. We have Chub Scout and Mathilduuuhhh (she’s not too bright).

July 21, 2010 - 10:01 am

Brooke - @katie I like to take the photo the week of – it’s more of a challenge. Which you should know – WAIT! Did you say you took a picture this week?!?
@Amy I visit a BC message board every now and then to see how other’s photograph their dogs and they have a pinned topic on how to photograph dark-faced dogs: http://www.bordercollie.org/boards/index.php?showtopic=19258

July 21, 2010 - 12:54 pm

Mrs. Rev - I think a break is definitely in order. A long one. :)

July 21, 2010 - 1:17 pm

Becki D - Let’s keep goin!!!

love the energy in yer pic…can totally tell the pup is about to bolt :-)

July 21, 2010 - 2:35 pm

katie o. - okay, so technically it was last week, but let’s not get caught up in minor details. at least it was close. man i have a lot of photos to make up this weekend. crap.

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