Wednesday, March 10, 2010

DPS: Jump

This week at Digital Photography School, the assignment is "Jump".

My plan had been to take shots of Bailey jumping on rocks in the woods. When he was a puppy, we trained him to climb rocks and jump off. Now he does that whenever we go for walks, hoping to get treats.

But I procrastinated.

This afternoon, with the deadline looming, we took Bailey to the beach. He played so vigorously with a terrier at the beach that he was limping when we got home.

I'm sure he'll be fine tomorrow....but meanwhile, I had to quickly come up with a different photo subject in the fading afternoon light.


Enter Carrot Top


This stuffed bunny has traveled far and wide...Alaska, Turkey, Greece.

I am sure he didn't mind jumping around in the driveway.


Bailey liked this game, but not as much as when we did the scarf photo shoot. If you look closely at this picture, you can see the hand of Mr. LifeLoomsLarge, who launched the bunny into the air and kept Bailey from chasing it on the way down.

Bailey loved this assignment.


Somehow Carrot Top always looks Photoshopped into these pictures, but I promise he was really sailing (er, jumping) through the air.


I thought I'd learned the lesson that when I have the right conditions for a photo, I should take the picture right away.

Today's assignment reinforces that lesson. Procrastination is not this photographer's friend.

(My very long driveway and private yard is a great asset! The neighbors may think I'm crazy, but they don't get to see proof too often!)

13 comments:

ladyoftheloom said...

What I would like to see is you throwing a stuffed rabbit and taking its photo in your driveway!

LA said...

That looks like a two person shot! I can only imagine what your neighbors were thinking!!!

Sharon said...

You know, I actually like the idea you ended up with. Bailey doing "jump" is too literal, imho.

~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

You improvised pretty well....I believe you (no photoshop). And you did manage to capture in-focus pictures that are much better than anything I could snap.

Dorothy said...

Some great fun shots there of the "jumping" rabbit, what imaginative problem solving, well done for getting them in focus.

Theresa said...

ROTFLMBO...Oh MY! Are you sure you don't have a catapult somewhere?

Delighted Hands said...

Thanks for the laugh of the day! Very original!

Benita said...

Well, you gave me a huge laugh for the day with these pictures!!! I love them! Did Bailey try to "fetch" the bunny when he landed?

charlotte said...

This was a cool solution to the jumping problem!

Leigh said...

*lol Who enjoyed this assignment more, you or Bailey?

Marsel said...

LOL!

bspinner said...

I have to admit these are the funniest photos you've posted.

Colleen said...

Oh my goodness - that really is great! Thank you for the smile!!