Our friend Leslie P. came over recently to take our photo for the winter/holiday print newsletter — this is the shot that runs above the “farm letter” on page 2 — and I thought I’d share a few of the outtakes. First, the photo above is not an outtake … that’s the one we’re going to use, and it was No. 73 in the series. As you can see, Wilbur was our “dog model” for this issue’s photo.
After I load the photos in the computer after each of these sessions, I’m always amused and a bit mystified by some of the shots — I’m thinking, “what were we doing in that one?” For instance:
Why would I be staring at my shoes? Who knows? Certainly not me.
And then there was this one:
Why was I waving my hand in front of Wilbur’s face? I think I was trying to get him to turn his head back towards the camera, but I’m not sure. But in any case, two seconds later, we tried to regroup:
Please note Ms. Marker giving it her all, with Wilbur giving his best Yoda impression.
After changing positions and darting in and out of shadows and sunlight, we finally got the right photo. Both Wilbur and Leslie were mightily relieved.
2014 Fall Shelter Challenge Begins
The fall round of the Shelter Challenge for 2014 is underway. It began October 13 and ends November 23. You can vote every day at http://www.shelterchallenge.com/. To search for us, type in our name, Rolling Dog Farm, and Lancaster, NH 03584. We’ve won thousands of dollars in the previous contests, so your daily votes do bring in serious money for our disabled animals!
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Thanks for your votes!