Friday, October 10, 2014

A Personal Photo Challenge - Still Life

When I saw the heading, I was like...yeah, no problem....I take them all the time, and most of us do.  BUT...then I got to reading the different instructions and helpful hints and realized I was one of those point and shoot people. Which isn't a bad thing...but there is a little more to still life photos.

I read about all the indoor stuff and the out door stuff and was really wondering what I would take a picture of for the challenge.  I have been keeping my eyes open, trying to figure it out, when out of the blue...the perfect opportunity dropped in my lab.

My husband had gone out side to do some work on the car and our dog, Miss Penelope, decided to go out and lay in the grass..Well I ran back inside and got my camera and started taking pictures.Of course I couldn't get her to look at me....but I moved around her and over her and then my son laid on the ground and took one "up" of her. I made sure my camera was in outdoor mode and made sure the flash was off.

This first set of pictures are the "raw" ones I took to try and get the "perfect photo"
Of course I couldn't get to close or my shadow would have been in the picture.



























This second set is where I took the "raw" pictures and cropped, soft zoom, and framed them out. I really like how they turned out and may print some for my kids albums and to put on the wall. She is 12 so I don't expect her to be around forever!




























Hope you enjoyed see my sweet Miss P. For more great pics you can hop over to A Personal Photo .Challenge

30 comments:

  1. Looks like you had a very willing subject. My dog, on the other hand, never cooperates when I show up with the camera. I love the different effects in the second batch. Neat.

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    1. It is unusual that she is that willing. I guess laying in the sun relaxed her and she didn't want to get up...lol

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  2. I got a kick out of thinking your dog is an example of still life. I know some people who could qualify too! hahaha... I see some age and wisdom on that lovely canine face, and she was patiently obliging you during the photo shoot. The profile ones are my favorites. They are sweet and tender, a perfect reflection of her personality.

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    1. Yes she is and older dog....though sometimes she still thinks shes a puppy and wants to play, thankfully it doesn't last long and she is laying down and relaxing.

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  3. These are great and what a good doggie to pose so well! I could never get my two to still "still" long enough..lol!

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    1. Well she doesn't normally sit for me...but I took advantage of the sun and her chilling...

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  4. Wow your pup must be well behaved. What a good looking dog. The photos are really good and he does seem still.

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    1. Thank you..she really behaved this day for me which is unusual....

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  5. You really did a wonderful job at making them special. Wonderful photos for the challenge and some you'll enjoy having for years to come! Happy weekend! Hugs, Diane

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  6. Your second collage of cropping, zooming in and adding borders is awesome. I love the top left shot of her face.

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  7. Great photos of your dog, capturing lots of expression.

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  8. Love your photo's of your dog - very, very nice. ;)

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  9. Ahhh. so cute! I enjoyed all of your photos! Thank you for sharing them with us! xxDazee

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  10. Wonderful trying to get a still life from your wonderful dog...a fine portrait.

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  11. What a sweet 12 year old - I bet it doesn't seem that long since she was a tiny puppy! Time flies - nice that you captured he like this - great pics.

    Mary

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    1. Thank you! It doesn't seem like it has been that long.

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  13. Miss Penelope looks like a sweet dog. These photos will be wonderful to look back on years down the road.

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