Sunday, May 29, 2011

Nearer Perfection

Lately I have actively been loving my dog. For all his cons (stubborn, barky, cat chaser) he has a lot of pros (snuggly, loyal, friendly). As he's gotten used to our life more things come to light. Whenever I stop on the street to talk to someone or root around in my bag or take a picture he sniffs for a few moments then waits patiently on a slack leash. This makes him, frankly, about the perfect photographer's dog.

Today I had my camera with me while we walked and I realized it was a perfect chance to get something for the Aiming Low photo challenge this week. They are much stricter than I am. You have to take your shot in the week of the challenge. The prompt was "April Showers Bring May Flowers" so I toured the neighborhood snapping nice but kind of boring pictures. Turning the corner toward home I saw a lowly dandelion and thought, "Well, no one will share one of those." The dog loitered quite nearby. I still felt the shot was kind of boring so, just for fun, I called him over and had him sit. While I fiddled with a setting and framed a shot he did his thing. After 4 or 5 clicks of the shutter he did this all on his own.

Perfect photographer's dog.


  1. This one to print and frame.

  2. Yup. Framer. Ohhhh Eddie. Delicious little Eddie!

  3. Yes, perfect - and what a good boy he is.

    Jack is a terrible model. He always moves before the shutter does.

  4. Awww. What a great picture! Thanks for sharing the awesome with us!

  5. your sitemeter is going to record eleventy million hits from OKC. It's me. I love this picture with my whole heart.

  6. Anonymous11:22 PM

    It's nice to see a dog just being dog in a polite way in a very human based city. Nice work, Eddie!