Sunday, September 18, 2011

Lazy Sunday

Remember a few weeks ago when I wrote a Tips + Tricks post about photographing dogs? And in that post I said that a tired dog is a good dog to photograph?

Perhaps, I should have added that a tired dog is a good dog to photograph IF you are trying to capture photos of the dog(s) with them appearing calm and serene, while looking at the camera.  However, if you are trying to get some nice actions shots of the dog(s) playing, then your plan will completely backfire if the dogs are too worn out to play!

Case in point:

Today, I thought it would be fun to get some photos of Lexi playing in the kiddie pool that we have in the backyard for her.  (It's not that we are playing favorites!  Zoe just doesn't like to get wet.  She's a HUGE baby.  She doesn't even like to walk in wet grass.)

So, I got out my camera and went outside with the dogs, all ready for some fun shots.

This is what I got instead...

Kevin and I had a small gathering at our house last night, and in an attempt to keep the dogs from being too insane while we had company we took them to play at doggie day camp all day yesterday. Then three of their new dog pals came over with their owners last night to play in the yard during our party. Apparently all the activity wore them out, and they are having a very lazy Sunday!  Guess I'll have to try the pool pictures another day.

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  1. Sounds like the party was a success for all. Glad the pups got to have fiends over too! Our Sunday wasn't as relaxing. Finally finished the painting on the loft area and then I spent 3 hours hacking weeds and limbs away from the stairs going down to the beach.

  2. Those pups look awfully tired. I'm glad they enjoyed the party - I know I did!

  3. Yes, I think everyone had a good time. It's great having an enclosed backyard for the dogs to play in!