Thursday, December 9, 2010

Our Holiday Photo Card - the Making Of...

While on our trip west, we decided to take our family group photo in Wyoming.  We have done this photo (last year's was at home) a couple of years in a row.  Each year, it is comical to think about how it would be possible to get every dog looking towards the camera, being still and me being ready for the flash of the shutter.  Here is a shortened sequence of the event...
Getting the scenic composition set-up..
Next wrangle the dogs, as soon as I get get the camera ready for a timed shutter release...

Oops, that one didn't work...
we've got to be a little quicker!
Hmm, Chaco, I don't think this one will do.
And after about 7 more..
This is the best one!  After some Photoshop crop and color, lighting and contrast adjustment and VOILA!

Happy Holidays from Pattie and Gene ~
Bailey, Chaco and Herman (RIP), too!

5 comments:

Sharon Wright said...

Well good enough, methinks, it's charming. Happy holidays to you, too.

Leann said...

I love my card! It's a great photo!

pattycooper said...

Hi Pattie, loved your comment on my Happy Cows - you're funny. Thanks for stopping by!! Love your holiday card.

tracywall said...

Wonderful family photo!
Happy Holidays :)

Dean H. said...

The shot turned out very well...despite the doggie challenges!
Merry Christmas!