Sky Fishin’

Lately I have been spending time looking at art created by women illustrators of the early twentieth century-the so-called “Golden Age” of Illustrations for inspiration. Here is another experiment with Hubble making use of celestial resources for an opportunity to go fishing-

Today’s Dog Quote:

“I feel sorry for people who don’t have dogs. I hear they have to pick up  food they drop on the floor.”

–Anonymous

Image a composite using iPhone 7, Snapseed, iColorama and Leonardo. Background from Distressed Fx textures; Sea-monster and little fishies from Origins Digital Curio

 

Sky Fishin'

Sky Fishin’

Black Dog Moon

I realized this week that if I wanted to feature Anna more, I was going to have to rethink how I do it, given her shyness around the camera and the phone.  This is another experiment using an image of a sleeping Anna as the focal point.

Today’s Dog Quote:

“It’s the person who likes to pat dogs to whom dogs come for pats.”
― Arthur Gordon

Image taken with iPhone 5s and 7 and processed with Skylab, iColorama, and Snapseed

For today: Black Dog Moon

Black Dog Moon

Black Dog Moon

The Fledgling

I am not sure where this image came from exactly. I know that I have been grappling lately with exploring new directions and techniques that incorporate my dog photographs. In the process, I am trying to practice what a friend calls a “know-nothing” mind which allows for experimenting without trying to predict an outcome. It is not easy.

This image came about after reading about the Aralez and the Simargl–winged dog spirits, that depending on the culture, carries out different duties. In my mind, I thought about what would it be like for one of these creatures first trying out their wings, and in the process receiving help from those who know a thing or two about flying. And Hubble as always, was a trooper. This is a work in progress, but I think there is a theme to explore here.

Today’s Dog Quote:

I love a dog. He does nothing for political reasons.
—Will Rogers

Image taken with iPhone 7s and processed with Snapseed, iColorama, and SkyLab

For today: The Fledgling

The Fledgling

The Fledgling

 

 

Stars in His Eyes

I think that says it all-that and the photograph-

Today’s Dog Quote:

“Men made dogs, they took wolves and gave them human things–unnecessary intelligence, names, a desire to belong, and a twitching inferiority complex.”

–Terry Pratchett

Image taken with iPhone 7 and processed with Snapseed, iColorama, Leonardo, and PhotoCopier-stars provided by Origins Digital Curio

For today: Stars in His Eyes

Stars in His Eyes

Stars in His Eyes

Hmmmm . . .

A moment of play with Hubble and Bart the Bunny-not exactly Davy Crockett, I know-

Today’s Dog Quote:

“Dogs come into our lives to teach us about love. They depart to teach us about loss. A new dog never replaces an old dog, it merely expands the heart.”

–Anonymous

Image taken with iPhone 7 and processed with Snapseed, iColorama and Stackables

For today: Two Heads Are Better Than One

Wow! Two Heads Are Better Than One

Wow! Two Heads Are Better Than One

 

#ALL IN

A very excited Jack Henry whose Clemson Tigers football team snagged the National Championship this year in a nail-biter of a game. (Jack was also busy sending selfies during the game to friends along with his own commentary.) And to celebrate, he has donned his favorite orange bow tie and a Clemson scarf while busily tweeting his support with #ALLIN. And he also is very mindful that a true Clemson Man needs no introduction. (The small poster is a copy of a vintage Clemson Tiger saying.)

A nephew attends Clemson and a close friend also has strong family ties to the school-she generously loaned Jack Henry the snappy scarf.

Today’s Dog Quote:

“A good football coach needs a patient wife, a loyal dog and a great quarterback – but not necessarily in that order.”

–Bud Grant

Image taken with iPhone 7 and processed with Snapseed, iColorama, Photocopies and Stackables

For today: #ALL IN

#All-In

#All-In

 

Steve

Happy New Year to all our friends from Little Dogs Laughed-

This year, I thought I would try to mix things up a bit by doing more portrait work of other dogs that I meet (in spite of certain grumblings from Jack Henry and Hubble).

Over the holidays, I had the opportunity to take care of my neighbor’s two dogs. This is Steve, a wise old lab mix with a gentle nature and and an endearing optimism about life. (As in there are always treats somewhere, sometime).

One of the things I most enjoy about watching and photographing dogs is catching them in their contemplative moments. It truly is–at least for me–an invitation to visit their world, if only for a few moments.

TOday’s Dog Quote:

“Once you have had a wonderful dog, a life without one, is a life diminished.”
Dean Koontz

Image taken with iPhone 7 and processed with Snapseed, iColorama, Stackables and PhotoCopier

For today: Steve

Steve

Steve

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