It’s Wednesdog!


This week’s Wednesdog is brought to you by Talulah (surprise, surprise).

 

Talulah thoroughly enjoyed our recent travels to Carbondale and Michigan.

While we were in Michigan for that one weekend, we left Talulah with our house guest and all our new friends we made that weekend. Talulah absolutely LOVED her time playing on the beach with seven people who thought she was the bee’s knees.

When Tina I returned on Saturday night and resumed beach fun on Sunday, Talulah has what we call a “puppy hangover.” But Talulah’s a child, and she’ll work herself up to try and keep up with chasing the ball and following everyone around.

So enjoy these couple shots of Lu dog getting her beach on.

 

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meeting people is easy


Last night, Tina, my photography partner Bill and I went on a brainstorming session to talk about a shoot we’re doing on Saturday.

We were also supposed to meet with a clothing designer to pick out some stuff to use for our models.

The shoot is exciting. Bill made a contact at a magazine that is going to feature us in an online magazine spread and behind the scenes shoot.

We ducked in a local Mexican restaurant to have a beer and talk. While we were waiting, a guy sitting by himself said, “Hey, are jew a photographer?”

I tend to carry my camera around with me. It’s a walking advertisement for Pete’s sake.

“Yes,” I said.

“Hey, would jew … would jew take my picture?

He was a little sauced, and I’m always looking for a stranger to shoot.

I said, “Yeah, of course.”

“How much would you charge?” he asked.

“Man, for you, nothin. Let me just set my camera.” I started fondling my dials to set up for an indoor light. I resorted to a slowish shutter (1/40th), an aperture of around 4.5 (I wanted more depth of field),  and prayed I didn’t fuck it up.

The above shot is the result.

The guy introduced himself and we friended each other on Facebook.

I love these kinds of interactions. It makes being what I love and what I love to do … better.

Matthew 10:34 should read, I didn’t come to bring peace, but heavy artillery


On Saturday night, Tina and I shot a beautiful event packed with glamourous people eating gorgeous food and tasty drinks.

As I’m going through the film, I stopped on this image (click to enlarge image above) of a guy preparing plates of food. I noticed his forearm covered in ink. I looked closer and noticed it was a heavenly-looking Jesus icon holding some mega-life-altering artillery.

You could probably take out airplanes with that machine gun.

Steve P. could probably identify the exact kind of weapon it is. He might even told us he shot one yesterday with his friends.

Honk.

For those of you who don’t know Matthew 10:34 (through 37), here it is for your viewing pleasure taken way out of context by yours truly:

 34 “Do not think that I came to bring peace to the earth. I didn’t come to bring peace. I came to bring a sword. 35 I have come to turn
” ‘sons against their fathers.
Daughters will refuse to obey their mothers.
Daughters-in-law will be against their mothers-in-law.

36 A man’s enemies will be the members of his own family.’ —(Micah 7:6)

37 “Anyone who loves his father or mother more than me is not worthy of me. Anyone who loves his son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. 38 And anyone who does not pick up his cross and follow me is not worthy of me. 39If anyone finds his life, he will lose it. If anyone loses his life because of me, he will find it.