Thursday, November 20, 2008

... and the beast

And to complete the family, here is our cocker spaniel Jazz. As with most species of that race, the size of his ears are inversely proportional to his listening skills. This is the first shot where I really did some post-processing; until then, most of my shots were posted to Flickr straight from the camera, only on a few occasions with some cropping. I liked the shot, but his ears were rather dirty so I camouflaged that with this defocused treatment. Incidentally, this was also the first (and so far the only) shot of mine that has reached the (in)famous Flickr Explore walhalla - the daily selection of 500 best shots from all over Flickr, done by an algorithm that no-one understands.

Camera: Konica Minolta KD-400Z 4 Megapixels, handheld
Exposure: 0.001 sec (1/800)
Aperture: f/2.8
Focal Length: 8 mm
Post-processing: Picasa 2.0