Home Is On Top of a Dog House

Where Phillip LivesLumix G 20mm f/1.7
f/1.7
1/500 sec
ISO 200

Everyone’s favourite beagle (hint: it’s Snoopy) once said that home is on top of a dog house.  Now, Phillip doesn’t have the agility (nor the energy, frankly) to get on top of his dog house, but he does have one!  He doesn’t really go in there except for the colder months – I guess you could call him a free-range dog?  Actually, being a fully grown golden retriever, he barely fits inside anymore anyway.

I noticed some of the fantastic submissions on Leanne and Laura’s Monochrome Madness challenges had started using a small hint of colour to really enhance their monochrome photos.  I only just figured out how to do that in Lightroom, so I thought I’d give it a go.

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Back to a Simpler Time

Back to a Simpler TimePanasonic G Lumix 20mm f/1.7
f/1.7
1/3200 sec
ISO 200

Remember when you could only really clearly see things that were about a metre from the ground and so you had to look up at everything?  When you’d go to the playground in the nearest park and amuse yourself for hours on a only a few pieces of colourful equipment?  And your greatest concern was finding out what happened if you moved one of those red balls to the left?  I must say, I don’t remember those times all that well, but I sure do miss them.

Proud Guardian

Proud GuardianPanasonic Lumix G 20mm f/1.7
f/1.7
1/3200 sec
ISO 200

I found this fine creature guarding Brisbane’s City Hall.  There was probably a plaque around signifying its importance but I didn’t see it, so I’m not sure of it’s significance.

Other than being amazingly grand and wise, that is.

Just Being Nosey

Just Being NoseySMC Pentax 50mm (adapted)
f/1.4
1/250 sec
ISO 250

I just realised that it’s been a while since Phillip’s been featured on my blog.  That is a travesty that I’m here to fix today!

This was among the earlier photos I took when I started experimenting with adapted lenses.  I needed a subject that was both interesting and immobile and, well… these are two very good ways to describe Phillip.  He is one of the laziest dogs you’ll ever meet.  You can literally scooch him along the ground and he won’t even react.  I wonder what he thinks of us sometimes.