Sadie Self-Portrait

Discussion in 'Animals and Wildlife' started by Brian Moore, May 22, 2013.

  1. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    She clearly has much to learn: She's shooting right into the sun (not a great idea at her level of expertise), and she's too close to the camera for good focus. Not only that, but if you're at all familiar with the Canon Canonet QL17 GIII, you'll notice the obvious: The position of the focusing level on the side of the lens shows that she has the focus set on infinity! Complete silliness!

    Snapped this with the Minox 35 GT and expired Kodak Gold 200 (which I tuned-up in PS for color balance).


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  2. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    I don't know. It might turn out to be a b itch of a shot ;)

    (I had to separate the b from the itch, otherwise you get five stars)
     
  3. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

  4. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    [doh]

    :).
     
  5. Kev Pugh

    Kev Pugh Well-Known Member

    Stop hounding the poor gal she has a sound knowledge of grasspod!:D
     
  6. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    Kev, she calls it her grasspawed. ;)
     
  7. Steve Boykin

    Steve Boykin Well-Known Member

    Brian,

    First of all let me congratulate Sadie for not looking at the camera. And I might add she is one beautiful dog.

    Secondly, while I can't verify this, I think Sadie has the aperture set at F11. She is going for a deep depth of field aesthetic. As for shooting into the sun, Sadie clearly wants to clean up any exposure issues in post processing.

    This is a great photo Brian. Seriously it's like totally way cool and stuff.
     
  8. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    Steve, while I was at work today Sadie saw that I had posted this image and then she read what I had said. She was not amused and it has taken me the better part of the evening to right our little ship. In fact, she has confirmed for me, in no uncertain terms, that she was perfectly cognizant of her actions and indeed has confirmed that your theory is in fact spot on with the exception of one detail that you didn't get quite right: she set the aperture at f16. As to the post processing, she believes it will be quite unnecessary (I disagree), but we'll wait for the images to get back to find out.

    Thank you Steve, I have passed along your observation about her beauty, and she is like a dog with two tails at the moment.
     
  9. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    Brian, I believe there is an old saying involving grandmothers and eggs. It might be worth you looking it up! ;)
     
  10. Steve Boykin

    Steve Boykin Well-Known Member

     
  11. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

  12. Kev Pugh

    Kev Pugh Well-Known Member

    You lot are Barkin' and I'm Howlin' :D:D

    This thread has made me smile :) good on yer Sadie :D
     
  13. Paul Lange

    Paul Lange Moderator

    Brian, you were far too quick to judge I think. It cannot be easy setting a self portrait up without opposable thumbs and the tenacity of such a technical shot with film can only be applauded.
     
  14. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

  15. Julian de'Courcy

    Julian de'Courcy Well-Known Member

    great photo great thread.
     
  16. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

  17. Chris Dodkin

    Chris Dodkin West Coast Correspondent

    She has great taste in cameras though Brian - you have to say :D
     
  18. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    She takes it after her old man I think! :)
     
  19. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    Although we now have evidence that it might, in fact, be the other way round! ;)
     
  20. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    Grrrr...! ;)
     

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