Sunday, December 19, 2010

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Monday, October 04, 2010


(Could be subtitled "No matter how much preparation and planning you put into a shoot, if your flash batteries are dead you may end up with a different photo than the one you intended".)

275.  Editing is fun! (39/52)

Friday, September 24, 2010


263.  Trio

For a while now I've been wanting to get headshots of the dogs, process them similarly, and then get them up on the wall. I wanted individual photos but they needed to be cohesive and obviously go together.

I am not sure these are my final choices, but for now they'll do. I have them here as a set just so I can see how they work together - when we get them printed up they'll be individual and cropped differently.

And, bonus photo, here's another headshot I got of Caiman the other day. I love the flowers in the background.

266.  Hopeful

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Summertime produce

We're loving it.

231.  Tomatoes

Monday, May 24, 2010



I processed this photo from January using the same method as the photo in the last post. I love the way the light outlines her ears.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

On the diagonal

140.  On the diagonal (20/52)

I now have a way to use my flash off camera. I'm taking a lot of very bad photos while I figure out how to use it but the potential is awesome. This photo didn't sing to me until I converted it to black and white using this nifty technique from Cowbelly Pet Photography's blog. I added a tint back into the photo because I find brown dogs don't look quite right in straight B&W.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Reverse lens macro

117.  Reverse lens macro

Yesterday I tried out a technique called Reverse Lens Macro for the first time. I took a bunch of predictable photos of pansies and I took this. Not so predictable, and no longer the colours nature used. I like it anyway.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Article indication

101.  Article indication (14/52)

I'm putting this photo here as well as on my tracking blog because I like it enough to have it in two places. Rivet is learning article indication for tracking - here she is lying by a small plastic lid and resting her chin on it. She usually pokes it with her nose but I think this is cuter.

Thursday, April 08, 2010


85.  Bigger better gerberas

One of the photos from this session was overexposed almost to the point of blank whiteness. I really liked the ghostlike appearance of the flowers in that shot and tried to replicate what I liked in a less extreme way in this shot.

Saturday, April 03, 2010

Words fail me...

Two shots from the same session. The second shot was followed immediately by Rivet slamming into my face and practically shoving my camera down my throat. I expected blood but came away with only a swollen lip. The camera was fine, thank goodness...
89.  Words fail me. (13/52)


Saturday, March 27, 2010


51.  Tulip

I've gotten a bit behind in posting so I'm going to try to add a few of my favorites from the last month and a half (!!) over the next few days. This photo of a tulip, taken on February 20th, is a serious contender for being printed in a large size and hung on the wall.

Monday, February 08, 2010

Bench Mondays

39.  C25K W1D2

There is a group on Flickr called Bench Monday. On Mondays people upload photos of someone (usually themselves) standing on a bench (or any other object that could conceivably substitute). Usually but not always only feet and legs are visible. It sounds ridiculous, but I find it compelling. This was my second attempt.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Action shots

Took hundreds of action shots of Rivet this week - trying to get one good one. I can't say that I was completely successful. In the end I designated this one the winner.

24.  She can fly! (3/52)

These are my favorites from the ones that didn't work. If only...

Contort-o-dog (3/52 outtakes)

Friday, January 08, 2010

Hair clip (iPhone)

Hair clip

Got an iPhone for Christmas and I've been playing around with an application for it that recreates polaroids. Took this with it today.

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Saturday, January 02, 2010

Project 365: Day 2.

2.  Teasel

This year I am going to tackle a 365 project - I am going to take a photograph every day of 2010. I actually started taking photos on a daily basis in mid December, to get in the routine before it officially mattered if I missed a day. Good thing, because I did. Miss one, I mean, but just one.

Not going to post them all here. My goal is to pick up my camera every day, not necessarily to take a good photo every day, so I'm only going to be putting my favorites on this blog. For now I am putting them all up on Flickr (see the whole set) and on ShutterCal (see in a monthly calendar format).