Saturday, April 25, 2009

Canine Wisdom

(50mm, f7.1, 1/250, ISO200)
In raw editing I increased the vibrance. In Elements I sharpened and burned the edges.

Things We Can Learn From a Dog
*Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride
* Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure ecstasy.
*When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.
*Take naps and stretch before rising.
*Eat with gusto and enthusiasm.
*Be loyal.
*Never pretend to be something you're not.
*When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by and nuzzle them gently.
*Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.
*When you're happy, dance around and wag your entire body.
*Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.

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I have a confession, this challenge flat out stumped me. So, what did I do (ducking head in embarrassment)?! I....can't say it....googled wisdom to get my brain juices flowing. The shame! Anyway, I found this list on canine wisdom and loved it. And it just so happened, the friends I was taking pictures of today had two beautiful dogs. Too much of a stretch?



Jackie said...

No not too far, I have read that passage before and lvd it, and I own a boxer and lover her too...great take!

Candace said...

I like this!!! The dogs are cute and I love how you just got the owner's legs in the frame with her.

Very cute!

Corynn said...

Cute shot. I love how the dog is standing on its owner's foot. haha.

Blake said...

great shot and i like the colors

susan said...

I also like the framing of the picture and of course the dogs foot on the owners... enjoyed the whole concept one addition to that saying if your dog is fat you are not getting enough exercise Susan

Katy said...

I'm DROOLING over this picture!!!!! I LOVE it, boxers are my favorite dogs! I LOVE that you got the pic from the owners' legs and that's it... I LOVE that the dog on the right is stepping on his owner's foot, I LOVE the that one's smiling and the other's acting all regal!!! I JUST LOVE IT!!

the Canine Wisdom list made this picture an A++ for me!! AWESOME JOB (again!)

Rachel H. said...

I AM SO drawn to this picture...very clear and crisp. LOVE IT! And hey, who said there were rules about how you could come up with an idea for the word?!!? I have googled before..there, does it make you feel better?? :) Very clever concept!

Felicia H. said...

This is a really neat picture.

Brittney said...

Thanks Rachel, that does make me feel better ;)

Breezi said...

I'm a huge fan of your work! it just gets better every week!

I love the composition of this picture. So many angles, so much that is interesting.

great job!

Melinda said...

I love the goofy look on the one and the alert look on the other. Definitely love the jeans, brown shoes, matching leashes and gravel...and grass. Okay, I love the whole thing, but especially how it all worked together! I also like how the road isn't straight behind them, but at an angle.

Charles & Amanda said...

Dogs are full of wisdom, and this picture is so crisp and clean I love it!

Mindy said...

You caught such a GREAT moment! I love the personality you captured. Amazing job!

Julie N. said...

I love it! Dogs are the best and these two are cuties. Fun idea! And of course the picture looks great!