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Discussion in 'Dogs - General Dog Chat' started by smkie, Nov 25, 2007.

  1. smkie

    smkie pointer/labrador/terrier Staff Member

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    for a good photo shoot and that is so not what happened. I guess my vision is as screwed up as it was when i started the lyme treatment. I found an old building that was painted bright blue one one side, around the corner the next building was purple as a grape, and the wall after that a brilliant red. I had two dogs, a girl with a long purple sweater and a blue headband. Two rolls of film and a good sunny day. I am so freaking bummed, i got ONE photo that was worth spit, the rest were all slightly out of focus which is not me....
    this two week rotation of antibiotics is messing with everything i value, so i sure hope it is working..as it is, this day is a complete do over. THought i would share the one photo that made it through my messed up vision. arrrrgh i am not a happy camper tonight. http://www.chazhound.com/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=10233&cat=500&ppuser=2623
    http://www.chazhound.com/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=10234&cat=500&ppuser=2623

    since i don't have a digi and live in the old days, that is 10 dollars for 2 rolls of film and another 10 to have both put on a disc...:(:(:( maybe i am just spoiled but i expect better results than this..does it look like a 20 dollar photo to you? sigh. Sure isn't Hyia's Christmas photo for her gg mom. Guess i have a couple more weeks to try again. I hate lyme disease..it isn't just the joint pain which is bad enough especially right now, but the vision is just an insult to injury for an artist. Glasses don't help because it can change from day to day.
     
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  2. noludoru

    noludoru Bored Now.

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    Oh, Smkie, I LOVE them!!! I wish I was that talented.. I know you think they are bad, but I don't.

    I like the second one best, though.. you can really see the communication between Hyia and Victor..
     
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    smkie pointer/labrador/terrier Staff Member

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    thanks! i am going to have to try again, the colors were so lush..was quite a find. I tried to tell myself that tonight as i looked through them, it isn't like the walls will up and run away. Since they are in a west bottoms Sunday is the only day we can go down there without running into a lot of people i don't want to take a child around. I just so had my hopes up. The purple wall with the sweater were awesome and fuzzy. I had this problem when i first started the antibiotic treatments, but it had been better until the doc started the two week cycles then everything got worse, which he says is a good thing. LOts of dead bacteria yuck is what is messing up my eyes. Victor looks like a giraffe. When we first brought him home my daughter named him rubberneck because it seemed his head was craning in all directions all at once.
     
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    noludoru Bored Now.

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    LOL he may have a long neck, but it's quite graceful. That's something he and Middie have in common, though I don't think my little monster has a neck anywhere near the length of Victor's.. lol!

    Maybe give it a bit.. the bacteria should filter out of your system and then your vision will get better, right? Or you could stand at a set distance away from the wall and focus on it, have Hyia check for you to make sure it's well-focused, and then for her and Vic to pose. Sometimes when I'm not sure of what I'm seeing that's what I do.
     
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    smkie pointer/labrador/terrier Staff Member

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    that is what the doc said...i sure hope so. I have done the sculpture thing to fill in for my painting and drawing, I miss it so much. My photography is real personal tho, and i don't like anything messing with it, i can't stand auto focus cameras, i am not a control freak until it comes to my art. Here is the purple wall...has loads of possiblities. Hyia was very stiff on me the last two times i tried to photograph her and i was getting frustrated so i told her next time, she picks the outfits, and to practice smiling and posing in the mirror, then i will let her chose the poses and i will shut up and take the pics. SHe said that's a deal.
    the purple wall http://www.chazhound.com/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=10235&cat=500&ppuser=2623
     
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    noludoru Bored Now.

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    LOL you have quite the diva on your hands, huh? :)

    I wish you lived near me.. I'd happily let you play around with mine. I've never focused a camera on my own before it, I only had auto focuses, but I've come to love it and don't know what I'd do without it. It's not much for action shots, though. I need to learn how to use the auto-focus.. beginning to wonder if it's effective or if I'm that incapable of following instructions.
     
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    smkie pointer/labrador/terrier Staff Member

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    lol i have to focus on something that is about the right distance then wait for Vic or the others to run across the camera field of vision. I tried Renee's autofocus, but it was like trying to read and being dyslexic, i couldn't stand it, it didn't focus on what i wanted it to. I finally gave up.
    i forgot about this one...i found a hat i actually like AND look decent in.
    http://www.chazhound.com/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=10236&cat=500&ppuser=2623
     
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    Smkie, I always love your pics. I must say that Hyia is turning into a lovely young lady.
     
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    smkie pointer/labrador/terrier Staff Member

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    not when she shrugs her shoulders up to her ears, sticks her chin on her chest and pushes her belly out and puts a frown on her face...should be interesting to see what poses she comes up with.:D I really like that purple background...zoomer you should bring sawyer and virgo down, that would make Sawyers fur stand out so nicely...Give Virgo something red, a collar or bandana to add contrast and i think it would be da bomb.
     
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    Oooh, yes ma'am! Red is Virgo's color anyway, while Sawyer's is blue.

    (Psst, I found the manual focus on my camera too...plus the AF...)
     
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    smkie pointer/labrador/terrier Staff Member

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    maybe next warm sunday we can meet up..between the two of us and get some good shots. IF i would have waiting one hour more, the sun was just about at the golden hour, i realized that when i finished up the last of the roll and it was too late. The purple wall was in shade, i will have to drive by and see when the light is right, but you have a flash so maybe that won't matter.
     
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    I like using sunlight over flash whenever possible. Since it's just the little built in one, it tends to wash things out or make darker what you don't want. Sometimes it comes in handy, but we'll just have to play. The thing I love best about my camera is that it IS a digital and I can play around with as many shots as I want to and delete the screwups.
     
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    just rub it in:rolleyes: why don'tcha
     
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    I love them both , Smkie !!! I've never seen a dog as photogenic as Victor .
     
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    Hey, you get better shots out of your rolls than I do with my hundreds of messups!
     
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    smkie pointer/labrador/terrier Staff Member

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    The whole time i am trying to take Hy's photo, hy and Mary's photo, Victor is butting in, crossing in front of, pushing his way behind. He is a camera hog dog:rolleyes:
    I gotta get a battery for the one you obtained for me Zoomer then i can use the telephoto and get some good park pics, it has to be cleaned first tho..wowser is it dirty inside. I wonder where he had it stored.
     
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    Renee750il Felurian

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    Nothing whatever wrong with the two you posted, Smkie . . . . the magic is there :)
     
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    smkie pointer/labrador/terrier Staff Member

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    but cries that is only 2 out of the whole roll..sigh whimper i hate do overs, but this time might be fun. If zoomer comes with her dogs, and i told Justin that he could come and i would take his pic for his mother's Christmas gift..i will take alot of activated charcoal this week and see if that helps my vision.
     
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    I know . . . . but those two are so much better than all of anyone else's :) And I'd bet that there are several more on there that are better than you want to think they are.
     

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