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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Happiness Is a Glowing Puppy

SnoopyPanasonic Lumix G 20mm f/1.7
f/5.6
14.o sec
ISO 100

Here’s everyone’s favourite beagle!  I can’t claim full credit for this one – it was Tiff who did the actual light painting in this case.  If you have never tried light painting, you really should give it a go.  All you need is a tripod, a dark room and a pen torch.  Put your camera into bulb-mode, press the shutter and start drawing in the air with light!  It can take a bit of trial and error, but when you pull it off, the results can be pretty darn cool.  Technically any light source would work, but I find that pen torches allow for the right level of brightness and dexterity to pull off cool art.