Sunday Stills – Animals in Black and White

This was a great challenge, it made me play with my camera and learn more about it!  I didn’t even know I had a Monochrome setting on my camera, let alone two settings, one for sepia tones and one for high-contrast black and white.

So here’s a sepia toned one, this is Quieto the horse, with Doug the dog in the background, waiting to go for a trek.

I’m not that crazy about the sepia mode, to be honest, the softness of the images irritates me.  However, I do think that this guy all tacked up in his Western gear is the perfect subject for sepia.

After that, I focussed on one of my dogs (pun intended!), Cookie.  Cookie is a hyper-terrier – she’s a Jack Russell/Whippet cross.  Yes, her ears really are THAT big!

She’s the ultimate wannabe hunter.  There are free-range chickens and cats roaming around the area where our house is, and she spends her day sitting at the window, watching them and, presumably, plotting schemes whereby she might manage to catch one, a bit like Wile E. Coyote.

I was trying to get her to pose, and she starting practising her killing skills on my hand.

My, what big teeth, you have, Cookie!

Sunday Stills is a place to hone your photography skills. Each Week Ed issues a new “Challenge” that gives us the opportunity to pick up what ever kind of camera we own and try and meet it. Sometimes we’ll look forward to it because it might seem fun and easy and sometimes we might have to rack our brain to get the appropriate shot to meet the assignment requirements. The purpose is to get out there and use our cameras.  Drop over to Sunday Stills and have a look!

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