Monthly Archives: May 2013

Man

Sometimes, we need to look through the lens with a new perspective.  The most interesting shot is often the one that you’d least expect… like this man, and his legs.   For some reason, in the middle of the shoot, we were drawn to the lighting that we were getting off of this pants and boots.  Had this picture been taken with his entire body, we may have missed the subtle glow.

Change up your angle every now and again…. let us know how it goes!

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Wolf Pup

We just thought a little daily dose of “awwwww!” was in order… 

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Happy Birthday Whoopee!

HAPPY 13TH BIRTHDAY WHOOPEE!

Today, we celebrate our Pyrenean Sheppard’s 13th Birthday!  MACH “Whoopee” was among the trailblazing Pyr Sheps who made their mark in the agility world. Retired from the ring for the past four years, she lives an active life of modeling, hiking and running our photography business.

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We happily celebrate this long life after finding an aggressive cancer tumor on her hind foot.

Read below to see some of our updates on her progress. 

April 19, 2013:  Radiation journey begins… Waiting for my terrific little pyr shep to begin her healing journey for a sarcoma that has all but covered her hind foot. Today is the fitting for an demobilizer so the radiation next week can be precise. Trying to hold my emotions in check …. Not easy as everyone of you knows what it’s like to fight for your dog’s life.

April 29, 2013: Whoopee Radiation Report – thanks to everyone for support and healing prayers – this new experience is so far a non event.

We went to the Vet MRI & Radiotherapy Center of NJ, located in Clifton, where she showed no fear each of the four consecutive days we went last week. The staff were so caring and attentive to Whoopee that she actually pulled me into the front door each day – how about that? After the initial CAT Scan, they made a mold of her body with a cover that would insure the exact position each of the three days of radiation.

She went through the full anesthesia with no problem and seems very happy. Now it’s a waiting game, as it takes several months to see the effects – good and bad – of the radiation on her foot and tumor. I did the right thing with this treatment and hope that it adds a few more happy years to her life expectancy. I highly recommend this center – which is one of only three in the country that offer a three day radiation treatment for tumors. Hope none of you ever need it for your four legged children.

May 7, 2013: The radiation worked!!!!!Whoopee’s horrible tumor on her hind foot is already shrinking and today, oncologist Dr. Renee Alsarraf, saw her and was thrilled to see so much change in just two weeks of the concentrated radiation treatment. Looks like we’re on the road to recovery!!!!!! Thank you Dr. Alsarraf and all you wonderful friends who sent healing prayers and good energy to help my wonderful pyr shep fight cancer and hopefully, beat it.

May 23, 2013Whoopee celebrates this day with a big smile – she feels great – her appetite is back and she even jumped over some low fences in the backyard – thanks to state of the art radiation cancer treatment available and great vets – we look forward to the next milestone with her cancer in remission!

 

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Zoom

 

 

Zooming and  cropping are little edits that  can change the entire composition of your images.

When we zoom, we are able to see details in our images that we may not have noticed to the naked eye.  We see the grains, the pores, the dust.  We see the reflections, the shine and the wrinkles.  It is always very important to look at your entire image at 100% to make sure that you have captured your image in the best possible way that you intended — that 33.7% zoom is simply not good enough and more often than not, quite deceiving.

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By cropping, we are able to make our images much stronger.  We get rid of the extras, the excess and the distractions. We allow the audience to see the details that are the most important.  Here, you see a photo of some cute kittens on a bed.  Unless the cats got in the way of your pillow shot… start cropping and keep only the cats.  The pillows will always be pillows, but the eyes and expressions of those kittens will change faster than you can say ‘meow’.  
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Happy Zooming!  Happy Cropping!

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Ssssssnake!

Friends, meet Snakey McSnakerson….

Just kidding! That’s not his real name!  But it might as well be — This Burmese Python who goes by the name of ‘Hernia‘ is heavy enough to give you one!

We had the incredible opportunity to hang out (literally!) with Hernia and his rescuer, Bill Boesenberg, owner of Snakes and Scales and the self proclaimed “North Jersey’s Crocodile Hunter“.

Bill and his team rescue reptiles from all over the country.  He “founded Snakes-N-Scales and Turtle Tales, LLC in 1995, and is now the largest Animal Outreach Educational Organization in NJ.  Snakes-N-Scales comprises a collection of over 400 reptiles, amphibians, fish and invertebrates, one of the largest in the surrounding states of NJ, NY, PA and CT”.

To learn more about Bill and his program, please visit  http://www.snakes-n-scales.com

 

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“Many people have an uncomfortable feeling about snakes and the bigger they are the more uncomfortable the people become. So when people are watching a TV show, on a channel that is supposedly a nature/fact channel, and they begin to describe the take over of North America by giant pythons loosed in Florida, and headed for all states north, many people become upset. Newspapers print articles about giant snakes eating babies and attacking people as they walk in the fields. Other TV specials appear about how numerous and dangerous these snakes are, and they are coming after you, so people are panicked!

The people write their Congressional representatives and want to know what is being done and how this could have happened. The Congressional reps have seen the same show and they are upset too, so they act in what they believe is in everyone’s best interest. They want to ban the snakes from being pets so no more will be released to take over the world!

So called experts, from organizations that oppose owning any pet that isn’t a domestic cat or dog, are called in to testify. They agree, ban them all! They are going to take over the whole country like some sort of snake plague.

Unfortunately this isn’t an old Pinky And The Braincartoon, it’s real. More unfortunate is that it’s all wrong! Burmese pythons are loose in Florida, along with monkeys, pigs, parrots, iguanas, parakeets, snakehead fish, house cats and a host of other animals that don’t belong there. Yes, that’s true. But unlike the pigs, monkeys, parakeets, snakeheads and cats, Burmese pythons can’t handle even a moderate winter, they die. So the idea that they will be showing up in Times Square anytime soon is ridiculous.

They don’t eat children, nor attack people out for a walk, and the numbers are at best unknown, and at worst grossly inflated. They do get big, but they are mostly shy animals and will run, as fast as is possible with no legs, from people. It probably is a good idea to have some form of permit system in place, but dogs are licensed everywhere and are still running loose and are much more dangerous to children than big snakes could ever be.

The furor was created from fear for the sake of ratings, to sell newspapers and TV commercials. The loose pig is actually more dangerous to crops, local animals and children but loose pigs don’t sell commercials; loose giant child eating pythons do.

We’ll try again tomorrow night, okay Pinky?”

                                   -Bill Boesenberg, Snakes and Scales

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Happy Mothers Day

Wishing everyone and their families a very Happy Mothers Day!

Our good friend Diane Bauman shared a special occasion with us — one of her sheep giving birth to not one, but TWO beautiful little ones.   We were fortunate enough to have a camera handy as the proud mama delivered the babies one after the other.
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The whole sheep family then came by to congratulate and welcome the new additions!

 The lambs were quickly up on their feet, walking around and exploring.  Soon after, they cozied up to their (exhausted!) mother and took a restful nap!

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Lights. Camera. Action!

It’s definitely been a while since our last post!  …

We seemed to have missed the entire end of April!  

We hope it’s not too late for a pinch and punch for the First of the Month!

May the Fourth Be With You!

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

 Holy Batman!  We’ve been busy!!!!!

Well, don’t you worry… we’re back!   We’ve just recently finished up a great TV commercial — we had the wonderful opportunity of working with some great Directors, Stylists and Videographers.  We’ll post the spot once it airs, but for now… we can show you a little behind the scenes action!

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Lights. Camera. ACTION!

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