Saturday, November 29, 2008

Dogs and other things

Sometimes the dog park "fights" are the best. In most cases it isn't really a fight at all, simply the level of play that certain groups are looking for. It can be fast and furious, and it's so hard to get the right shot! I love the ones where you can see teeth bared or eyeballs turned...This was a day of doggy hind ends, I think. I ended up with about half of the negatives prominently including butts. They crack me up. And of course, in this one we have a lone dog peering at me, while the others are too busy to notice anything.
Here's a rolled eyeball shot. Not as crisp as I'd like but it's got some energy to it.

The all important sniff test.

Little dogs don't know they're little, do they? This one (Peanut, I think) is determined to have this huge tree limb all to herself.
In other news, I have been enjoying the slower season for me. Photo needs have dropped off, and I am planning my next adventure to Central America (Mexico, Belize, and Guatemala). I can't help but think about how it might have been a mixed blessing that I couldn't afford to fly back to India this winter...I chose Central America because it was a fraction the price of India, and was sad that I had to make the decision. BUT, following the news from the last few days, it seems that India is not quite the place to be travelling to right now. Mumbai was the location for the horrible hostage situation and killings, with over 100 dead and a few hundred more injured. Americans and Brits were being targeted in this attack. A few months ago, there was a significant bomb attack in Delhi, in the exact neighborhood that my hotel was- Karol Bagh. There have been other attacks in cities that I visited- I believe Jaipur made the news recently with a similar bombing attack. The cumulative experiences are enough to make me feel better about going to Central America. But will go back to India someday...

Monday, November 17, 2008

Dogs dogs dogs

Some dog park holga negs...managed to scan some color ones in, but they have NOT been cleaned up yet. There are lots of winter projects on my list, cleaning scans is one of them. I am glad that I have more time now to go to the dog park...the weddings have slowed down for the season. I am frustrated, though, because I seem to be judging focus badly or something. There's just never that perfect thing in focus lately!