Happy Dog: Vancouver, BC

My dog when he's happy

A Happy Dog: Vancouver, BC

Here’s a happy dog:

  1. Eyes with their normal shape
  2. Mouth partially opened and not tensed
  3. Relaxed ears, not on alert
  4. Raised head but not tensed
  5. Relaxed tail
  6. Relaxed body

This is my dog, Dodoïte (pronounced: Dodo ïte) in his good days. Some days he’s happy and relaxed, some days he’s not. It has a lot to do with the weather and the …

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Zzzz: Vancouver, BC

british bulldog puppy falling asleep

British Bulldog puppy falling asleep

Bella is a 6 month old English Bulldog. She runs, she jumps (kind of), she bulldozes everything on her way. She will be the queen of destruction when she’ll grow up. For my benefit, she just shewed on an expensive leather couch and attacked a couple of toes, luckily not mine.

But right, now she’s about to crash and go to sleep. The …

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The Cookie Monster: Vancouver, BC

the cookie monster

The Cookie Monster

Her nickname is “The Cookie Monster” (include the: The) which is often shortened to “The Cookie”. I forgot to write down her real name.

The Cookie only works when she’s being paid. She has to be paid before and after the work. She need to have a cookie before going for the walk and she also wants to be paid when coming home… Another cookie down …

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Why Do I Have To Do This?

chinese crested jumping

Chinese Crested Jumping

Some dogs have it and some dogs don’t.

Some dogs are born for agility competition, some dogs are not. The most obvious candidates for agility competitions are the Border Collies (they win the most often) and the Pitbulls. The Chinese Crested are not born for this kind of life.

This Chinese Crested wasn’t rushing during his agility race, to the great dismay of his owner …

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Fujifilm X-PRO2: Sensor Cleaning

Fuji, like most of the other cameras has a sensor self-cleaning mechanism. Since the only Fuji camera with IBIS (In Body Image Stabilization) is the X-H1, the self-cleaning for the other cameras is done by creating static electricity on the sensor and stopping the static electricity and hoping that the dirt will get off the sensor.

With IBIS, the sensor self-cleaning is a two-step process. First the camera creates static …

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Was it OK?

Dog at agility competition

Dog at agility competition

This is an agility competition.

By now, most of the dogs in that agility understand that they have to go through those obstacles and their owners are happy when they go through them. If they rush through these obstacles, their owners are even happier.

What the dog doesn’t understand is the order of these obstacles. The order changes every time they run. In fact, the …

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Working for a Living

dog @ agility competition

Dog at Agility Competition

Some dogs do nothing the whole day: they wait, they sleep, they wait and wait… Dogs are hunters and therefore they are supposed to be patient and wait until the prey, the owner or the meal comes.

Some dogs have to work for a living, they are earn their meal. I’m talking about these service dogs for the blind, seizures… Some have to work rounding …

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Dumb Cat on the Attack: Vancouver, BC

dumb cat on the attack

Dumb Cat on the Attack

Here’s a dumb cat! Grey Tabby on a grey sidewalk, hoping that no mortal enemy will see him or her, before attacking us.

  1. We saw him or her, in spite of flattening himself/herself on the grey sidewalk so we don’t notice him or her.
  2. S/he doesn’t wear a collar.
  3. S/he’s facing the danger instead of being smart and …
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Great Dogs at Agility Races

Great Dogs at Agility

Great Dogs at Agility

In agility competition, the dogs run in various categories, mostly according the weight/size of the dog and they raise the size of the obstacles according to the dog’s category.

The fastest dogs where the Border Collies and the Pitbulls. They are always the fastest. They get the speed because they are not too big or too small and they have the agility to make …

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My Dog Walking Around

My Dog Walking Around

My dog walking around

This is my dog, walking around, at the beach in West Vancouver, BC. His name is Dodoïte (pronounced: Dodo ïte).

Sometimes, magical moments happen, in life and in photography. For customers, I usually take a few hundred photos and then I show them 20 to 30 photos, sometimes I even show 50 photos.

This photos is just one of a sequence of about 9 photographs. And …

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Fujifilm X-PRO2: Firmware Updates

One of main reason, I bought into the Fujifilm system is that the “Kaizen”, the continuous quality improvements through the numerous firmware updates. Fujifilm does regular updates not only for for the cameras but also for the lenses, although less frequent for the lenses.

Make sure that the camera’s battery is fully charged before updating your camera’s firmware.

If the battery dies in the middle of the firmware …

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