project365 – January 24, 2015 – run buckley run

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I love our little pooper dog, but he is a turd. He is puppy-ish (1 year old), and therefore has a lot of energy. A lot of energy. Did I say a lot of energy? Yes a lot of energy. The only way to keep him satisfied, and to keep our furniture in one piece, is to wake up at the crack of dawn and take him out for a run. This way he gets to burn off some steam, and I get to freeze my face. He also gets to work on his grab and go technique, thus furthering his career in sock theft. What you see above is him running along with a surrogate sock, a pine cone. He can pick them up without slowing his pace, and then happily carries them along for minutes at a time, smiling from ear to ear in amusement. In this instance, I did my best to get along side him with my phone in his face, snapping away and hoping that one of the pictures looks decent enough to post.

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project365 – January 10, 2015 – Smells fishy

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You will probably see many more fishy pictures as the year goes on. It turns out to be pretty challenging to take a great photo of a fish tank. Things like white balance, reflection, and refraction when working at any angle relative to the glass can make it quite a challenge. Nuisance algae doesn’t help either… I’ll be working on both fronts. I’m not particularly proud of this photo, but here it is, it’s a start. This is a wide angle, shot at 10mm on my D300, with the flash pointed straight up at the ceiling and flagged to keep it from spilling forward directly.

project365 – January 4, 2015 – Naked and frolicking

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Another dog inspired post here. He’s been frolicking about the house completely naked since his last bath. It’s time to get him dressed again, but first a photo. Today I let my shabby little S3 rest and used my old relic but still functional fossil of a camera, my Nikon D300. It’s old and outdated, but it still does the job. A little bounced and flagged flash and a few touches in Lightroom and viola. If you need any lightroom tips, or have any lightroom tips, post below.

project365 – January 3, 2015 – A boy and his dog

PhotoGrid_1420766817523Meet our 10 month old Battle dog. Half basset hound, half cattle dog, half sweet heart, half shit head. He loves the kids soooo soooo much. He is so sweet with them. He loves to play, and loves to cuddle, and loves to chomp anything he can get his mouth on when we’re not home. He’s our pooper dog, and we love him. I put him up on the top bunk in the mornings sometimes because Zack just love love loves having a doggy alarm clock to cuddle with in the morning. I took a few photos of this adorable moment with my frail old Samsung Galaxy S3, then edited them a tiny bit with the picsay pro android app, and then put them into the final collage with the android app named photo grid from cheetah mobile. These apps all seem to work pretty good, and I prefer the picsay pro menu system over something like snapseed (which hasn’t been updated since 2013 despite google purchasing it), but if you have any better suggestions for these please let me know in the comments.

project365 – April 21, 2012 – Spikey beard

We saw this little guy at the Pet Expo this weekend. My daughter pet it several times, and my son was afraid of it, and wouldn’t get anywhere near it, although he did like it’s name, a bearded dragon! I took this with my Nikon D80 and 60mm macro lens.