A portrait of Kaydee (aka Piddles D Wonderdog).

December 22, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

The family was gone for the night, so I decided to sleep on the couch with the Christmas tree lights on.  As soon as I turned out the light, about 1230 am, I looked over at the tree and thought "that looks pretty cool; I should get the camera."  So up I got, gathered up the camera, tripod, flash, and colored gels, and went to work.  My idea was to get the tree and fireplace.  Then Kaydee came in and fell asleep by the fireplace.  The lighting wasn't working with her sleeping by the fireplace, so I grabbed some puppy treats and worked with her a little bit.  I tried with her bed in front of the  tree, then I took the bed away.  This is number 64 of the 66 frames I took, many of them just tweaking the lighting.  To get this shot, I put the camera on a two-second time delay. Standing to camera right, I held the flash in my right hand, pushed the button, and then held a puppy treat out in my left hand.  I wanted her looking away from the flash so her eyes wouldn't glow and make her look like the "dog from hell."  I had to tweak things just a little bit in Lightroom, and here's the result:

Waiting for SantaWaiting for SantaKaydee, aka Piddles D Wonderdog, looking up at the ceiling in anticipation of hearing Santa and his reindeer on the roof.

 

 

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