Monday, May 19, 2008

at liberty in Scio

Looking up the road in Scio.
Nikon D300, 35/2 AF-D Nikkor lens

Jett and I went out to Scio, Oregon to the sheepdog trials last weekend. Since I wasn't running a dog I brought just her with me as she could use the continued socialization. She had a good time. If I'd brought the other dogs I would probably have returned with dozens of glamour shots of just Solo, as he is so much easier to photograph, but I need to learn how to make Jett's eyes show up in shots sooner or later.

I am learning my way around Photoshop CS3. Some of the photos I took came out a bit cooked for my taste. Too much postprocessing can definitely be a bad thing. Jett looks pretty though. She's growing out quite nicely.

Friday, May 16, 2008

stalled out

Nikon D300, 35/2 AF-D Nikkor lens

Jett is seven months old today and seems to be stalled out at 30 pounds, as she has not gained weight in over a month. I am wondering if I should be on the lookout for a late growth spurt. Both of her parents are fairly large (dad=50 lbs and mom=45 lbs) so I was expecting her to be bigger. It doesn't make a difference to me one way or another. She's a fantastic pup and a pleasure to live with.

Jett has been learning to mope from Solo, who is a master of the art, and she's getting very good at it.