Merry Christmas from Sputnick and Prissy Claus

In honor of Christmas (and just because it’s cute) Sputnick and Prissy got all dressed up to have their Christmas pictures taken.

As I’ve said before, Prissy isn’t one to like clothes, but she was still in the Christmas spirit.

Enjoy the pictures below and I would like to wish you and your family a wonderful, happy and Merry Christmas!

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I’m trying to sleep here!

Do you have pets?

Do your pets like to cuddle?

Do your pets like to cuddle when your preoccupied?

Do your pets

Okay, I’ll stop.

But my dogs do like to cuddle, especially when I’m asleep.

Normally, that doesn’t bother me because they just get all warm and cuddly beside me, but every once in a while cuddling isn’t what’s on their mind.

That was this morning.

They were bound and determined to get me up because I made the mistake of saying “treat” when trying to get a shot of Prissy.

I got the shot and the excited licks in the face.

Needless to say, my dogs like Peanut Butter and Oats treats.

Here’s what I was able to capture:

Doggy P.J.’s

Before I eve start, yes, I admit that I’m one of those people.

One of those people that puts clothes on their dogs.

I can’t help it.

It’s just so darn cute and adorable to resist.

In my defense, Sputnick LOVES wearing clothes.

I don’t know why, but I sort of think it may be comforting and securing for him.

Prissy, on the other hand, HATES clothes.

She’s too wild and free. Like a majestic lion, a wild horse, a roaming…

You get my point.

Anyways, here they are in their pajamas.

And for the record, getting Prissy in that required a lot of bribing, and as soon as the picture was taken, she was out of it.

Clearly, she’s just not having any of it.

God love her.

Milky Way Galaxy/Starry Sky picture attempt

If you have any interest in photography, or get on Pinterest, then you’ve probably seen the pictures of the Milky Way Galaxy, or the super star-speckled night sky, or even star trails.

Here’s an example of a Milky Way Galaxy picture.

I’ve been very envious of picture like these for quite some time.

I’ve tried and failed, tried and failed, and etc.

I tried to take some again tonight.

I can’t seem to get the setting right or something.

Maybe it’s where I live in a light polluted town.

Or my aperture wasn’t set right.

Or I’m using the wrong lens.

You get the point.

Here’s the pictures that I got tonight.

You’ll notice that in the second and third picture I got star trails, which I accidentally got by leaving the lens open too long.

Star trails are formed due to the Earth’s rotation and leaving the lens open any longer than 25 seconds gave me trails.

It’s crazy to think that the Earth is moving that quick ad we don’t even realize it!

 

 

 

Have any of you ever done any night sky photography?

If so, how did it turn out?

I would greatly appreciate any tips or tricks!

My Golden Haired Sputnick

This picture I took in my back yard earlier today.

It was so beautiful out today that I had to let the dogs out to run around and enjoy it.

The dog above, if you don’t already know, is my dog Sputnick.

And to me, he is absolutely the best looking dog I’ve ever seen.

His hair curls the moment it gets longer than an inch and looks like it’s made out of gold when he’s in the sun.

He’s my Goldilocks…. if she were a male.

And a dog.

I also edited this picture with Photoshop Elements 11.

I upgraded to it from Elements 9, and at first I didn’t think I would like the new layout and feel, but now that I’ve gotten used to it I like it a lot.

Adding actions, and using them for that matter, is so much easier.

Definitely worth the upgrade.

Prissy; Black and White

This is probably one of my favorite pictures of Prissy.

Most of the time she runs around constantly, hyper and full of energy.

When she’s not racing like a speeding bullet, she’s in a deep sleep under a blanket somewhere within the house.

But every once in a while, I catch a glimpse of her in the middle stage of her personality, when she’s just still.

It’s so unlike her, so alien but so cool.

I thank God for my dogs all the time because they bring SO much happiness. I really don’t know what life would be like without them.

State Street: Part 2

This post is a sequel to my earlier post about State Street.

State Street is like the Main St. of my town, but since my town is split in tow right down the middle of State Street, that’s the name it was given.

I’ve been wanting to get some good pictures of State St. at night, so I asked my friend Tiffany to go with me, since she loves photography as much as I do.

It proved to be harder than I expected.

Pictures would come out grainy due to the high ISO needed and it was hard finding things as intriguing at night to shoot.

This is the Paramount theatre. I’m unsure of how long it has been there, but I’m pretty sure it’s been there since the beginning of State St. That’s why I added the sepiaesque filter to it.

This is the huge sign at the end of State Street that shows which side of the street is in Virginia and which side is in Tennessee. For some reason, I really love the grainy, blown out look of this picture.

This is probably my favorite that I took. It has such an eerie quality to it, but I love it!

I love this picture too. It’s of a railroad track and I decided to name this one “Which Side Are You On?”