Saturday, May 23, 2009

Friday May 22

video

Video from yesterday. Rivet missed two treats in the first few feet of this track, got off track, found and ate the two missed treats, and then found the track again. It doesn't look like much but I found it fascinating. Already she is learning to keep her head down and her nose going (I could hear it clearly but the video didn't pick it up).

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Sleepy dog

B&W variation

You wouldn't know it to look at her but she's getting the idea about tracking. We went out again today and she nailed the (admittedly easy) challenges I set for her. It was fun!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Steve White HITT seminar

Spent the long weekend at a training seminar with Steve and Jen White learning about scent work and tracking. It was fascinating, if so much information that I'm surprised my brain didn't explode.

This little video of Rivet was taken near the end of the weekend. It kind of looks like she's just going along eating off the ground because at this stage that is more or less what is happening. If you look closely though you'll see her behaviour change when she's over the yellow grid. She's using her eyes to help find the treats here and she can't see them on the yellow paint.

video

See how the rate of her footsteps changes as she speeds ahead to the next place she thinks there is food? There were more treats on the yellow than there were on the plain squares in the grid but she misses many of them.

And yes, that is snow you see blowing around in the air.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Tinted Willow

Tinted Willow

I really liked the processing in a photo Kerrie posted recently and set out to try to create something similar. As often happens mine took a turn part way through working on it. I like how this looks old and wintery rather than new and springlike.

Saturday, May 09, 2009

Gerbera

B&W Gerbera

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Swings

Shannon swing collage

I've hardly touched my camera in months. Forced myself to pull it out today and filled the memory card. Mostly bad photos, mind you, but at least I took them.