Thursday, August 21, 2008

New 2008 Summer Olympic Event: Mini Platform Dog Diving

These pictures may not be the best, but we had fun making them. It's amazing what you can capture in near blackness. It was late last night and Clesie desperately wanted to play. I would have rather sat in my recliner doing mindless channel surfing, but Clesie's persistence paid off, so we went out to the pool. We might as well do some night photography!

These photo's were taken around 9:30 pm with little ambient light. Focusing was done manually since auto focus didn't really have anything to grab hold of. Shutter speed was used to stop motion and wasn't low enough to capture ambient light. Aperture was used for dept of field and tweaked to best capture flash without burning out any highlights.

Amazingly enough, Clesie sat and jumped when I asked him to. You can see from these photo's his eyes focused great in the dark. He had but one goal, catch the toy! He did a fantastic job!!!

Here's a few shots from last night.

"Look Dad, I can catch it in the dark!"
Score: 5 out of 5 bones for effort.

Clesie performs the Kangaroo Jump, grabs the prize with his paws, and pulls in for a perfect catch.
Score: 4 out of 5 bones for style.

Great job keeping his eye on the gold!
Score: 5 out of 5 bones for difficulty.

Clesie captures the gold in the Mini Platform Dog Diving Event!