Photography, Cycling and the Internets



This evening while taking the kids to the park, a neighbor was playing catch with Zoe, a very energetic and well-behaved pup.  The photo opportunity gave me more of a chance to practice shots with the evening light and fulfill yesterday’s Daily Shoot assignment of speed.  I love that the evenings now come complete with sun.

Zoe Leaps for Tennis Ball

Zoe Grabs a Ball


9 responses

  1. Great dog, great photos. You get such a sense of energy in these and I like that the sun gives an old-time feeling. Nice!

    April 8, 2010 at 4:54 am

  2. That sun bleached one was the shot I set out to get. I love it when that happens!

    April 8, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    • Did you have to overexpose in the first shot in order for the dog’s face to be seen?

      April 9, 2010 at 6:45 am

  3. Depends what you want to call overexposed. I metered & focused off the face which overexposed the background. The details are:

    ISO 1600, 70mm, f5.6 (wide open for my lens), 1/1600

    PP has a bit of black added back in, a bit of noise reduction to compensate for the high iso, a slight nudge of saturation, and some vignetting to finish the look and pull back the edge exposure.

    April 9, 2010 at 7:57 am

    • Thanks for the info, Sean. It is interesting that you didn’t have to +/- EV for that shot (I probably would have). All depends on the camera for sure!

      April 9, 2010 at 8:05 am

  4. The shot with the ball on the ground has some dodging around the face to pull it out of the shadows.

    April 9, 2010 at 7:58 am

  5. Don’t get me wrong, many of the shots were horribly over and underexposed. (I was shooting in shutter-priority) This one, the sun angle and the action were just right. The prior day’s practice with the leaf (some 150 shots worth of practice 🙂 ) helped me to figure out where I wanted to be.

    April 9, 2010 at 8:14 am

  6. I think photo number three is great. You snapped that photo at just the right time. The dog looks ferocious in that shot. I’m glad it’s not my arm in front of his mouth ready to get chomped on.

    April 9, 2010 at 1:55 pm

  7. blueheronbobcat,

    Thank you. The ferociousness is good and bad for me. Zoe is sweet, so there is a conflict of personality in that photo. Her determination is very apparent, however.

    April 12, 2010 at 7:50 am

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