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A Study of Imperfection

A Study of Imperfection

October 7, 2009
Posted in: Dogs | Reading Time: 2 minutes

Imperfect photographer. Imperfect dog trainer. Imperfectly behaving dogs.

Do you know how long I've been trying to get the perfect photo of  these two on this particular bridge? Too long.

First time, I had dog schmeg all over my lens and didn't know until I got home and downloaded the photos.

Then the next few times, the dogs kept breaking their down-stays. Who knows why.  I had to take out the skillet at least 14 times.

I also found out that I have no idea how to really use a camera. That's why I gave up. So here are my best shots, a little touched up with lighting and but that's it.


First attempt. Not too far away. Because they keep popping up like bad doggies. Symmetry is good but I'm missing the top arch of the bridge.


Second attempt. A little further away. Not too bad. Symmetry is good. But it's a bit dark.


For the record, I did not call them. Bad doggies! Probably why they are so happy!


Finally! I got a long distance shot. Although, It's only about 2/3 the length of the bridge.


And they ran again. But they "downed" when I asked them to down in the middle of their run, after about the 3rd time nagging. I had an audience below watching. Thank DOG they downed. It'd be embarrassing to pull out the skillet in front of people.


Used a little flash here to highlight the color of the bridge. I have to admit, they are really good right at the moment. There was a dog in back of me coming onto the bridge and they were very interested.  Then again, if they attempted to go see the dog, they'd have to go through me first!

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9 comments on “A Study of Imperfection”

  1. Wooos! I love the shots, but my photographer is pretty bad, a good trainee, but lousy with a camera... nice downs on a run! very good stays!
    -Kira The BeaWootiful

  2. We so agree with the Herd. Mom is no photographer but she just loves trying. Great shots - ALL of them, but the last is a real winner.

    Tail wags, the OP Pack

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