Love my boy

He seems to be getting used to my camera. Either that or he loves me enough to want to stick close. So while Nina was nosing around on the perimeter, I grabbed some lovely shots of my big boy yesterday.  By the way, I shot these setting my own white balance using Kelvin rather than my ExpoDisc (which I still love) or the automatic white balance (never use) or any of the presets (nearly never use now) and did not have to adjust my white balance at all in post production. I’m really getting the hang of it, and it’s made my post-production so much easier!

Taken on a very cloudy day (post rain storm) at about 6pm at night. ISO640, 50mm, ~1/125 sec, f/1.4.  Kelvin set at 7050.





New Vantage Point

I’ve taken to leaving the living room blinds open halfway during the day so the dogs can watch the goings on in the cul-de-sac. Buddy has discovered that the sofa gives him a comfortable vantage point.

Nina likes to stand on her hind legs with her front paws on the window sill or just dance on the love seat opposite the sofa.

Mellow, most of the time

But he does worry a lot.  Here he’s got his eye on the back fence where his two nemeses live and come out to antagonize him. Of course, he can give as good as he gets, and between my two and the two on the other side of the fence who sound just like our two, it can get a bit noisy at times.

Monday? Already?

The weekend goes too fast.

This was taken in our backyard this last Friday. Surprisingly, even though it’s been plenty cold for it, the grass hasn’t turned brown yet. I think the layer of snow that sat on it for two weeks had something to do with that.


One day it’s freezing, the next day the temps are in the mid-50s or higher. The weather doesn’t feel even close to what it should this time of year. (Though we are supposed to get snow tomorrow)

Buddy isn’t missing winter at all.