He Never Looks: Vancouver, BC

Dog that never looks at the camera

He Never Looks at the Camera

His owner said as he passed by:

You are lucky, he never looks at the camera’

The camera looks like a confrontational posture by leaning in their direction and usually I focus the lens at their eyes.

If I try to take a picture from a few feet away, dogs go in a typical avoidance behavior, by turning their head away and/or closing their eyes.

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Just a Happy Dog: Vancouver, BC

Happy dog on his walk

Happy Dog on his Walk

Just another happy dog walking around town.

The problem is that people mistake a big mouth with wide lips as a happy smile.

  1. Most people can read their own dogs.
  2. Most people read other dogs wrong because they assume that all dogs are like their dog.
  3. The important parts are the ears, the hair between the shoulders, and the “tense-ness” of the dog.

Of course a dog growling and getting …

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Fujifilm: When Was Your Camera Manufactured?

At the bottom of your Fujifilm camera (X-PRO2, X-PRO1, X-T1, X-T10, X-T2, and X-T20) usually on the battery compartment, there’s the serial number printed on the label attached to the bottom of the camera.

Mine starts with 63xxxxxxx

  1. The first digit is the year of manufacturing: 6 → 2016, 7: → 2017…
  2. The second digit is the quarter of the year: 3 → 3rd quarter, meaning between July and September.

This means that my Fujifilm …

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The Moving Statue: Vancouver, BC

French Bulldog that manages to run around and be a statue at the same time

The Moving Statue

Kellie is a female French Bulldog. Somehow she manages to run around and be a statue at the same time.

The moves, she stops. Actually, she doesn’t stop, she freezes while she assesses the ‘situation.’ Her owner is jogging and she froze because of my camera (I think). That was only for a second or two and as soon as she was behind by the length of the leash, she started …

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Running Uphill: Vancouver, BC

Lady running uphill with her dog

Lady running uphill with her dog

There are joggers and there are runners. This lady is a real runner. Her dog is taking it easy. For her dog, it’s more like a very fast stroll.

The best running dogs are the larger medium sized dogs like the Weimaraners, Shorthaired Pointers, Vizslas and there are the Jack Russell terriers but they need to be trained to run with people, if not they are all over …

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Fujifilm X-PRO2: the Electronic Range Finder

The Electronic Range Finder (ERF) is only available on the X-PRO and X100 cameras. The ERF gives the dual display of the optical viewfinder and the electronic range finder in the bottom right corner.

It displays an area that is magnified and that is close to the focus point.

It is controlled by the lever at the front of the camera:

X-PRO2/X100T/X100F front lever

The lever can go right or left:

  • left: OVFEVF
  • right: OVF → Electronic …
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Tupelo: Vancouver, BC

Tupelo: she pulls very hard

Tupelo: she pulls and pulls…

Her name is Tupelo. It’s not after Elvis Presley’s birth place in Mississippi, but after the Tupelo honey. The bees use the flowers of the Tupelo trees in the South Eastern swamps. It’s supposed not to have any aftertaste.

Tupelo is a very nice dog, but oh boy, does she pull! That’s why her owners use a halti. So she can pull, but she has a …

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Whippet: Vancouver, BC

Whippet: Vancouver, BC

Whippet: Vancouver, BC

Whippets are like smaller Greyhounds. I still have to see an aggressive Whippet and most of them are gentle dogs.

Whippets are skinny and need to have extra layers of sweaters and coats, not just for the winter but also for the spring and the fall.

There are hieroglyphs of what looks like Whippets from the times of the Egyptian Pharaohs. They became extremely popular in England in the later 1800s with …

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Godox Canon flash & Fujifilm TTL

My current setup is:

  1. Canon 7DMk2 with a 24-70 and a 70-200 with 1 Canon 580exII and 1 Godox TT685C (C for Canon) with 3 Yongnuo 622C as wireless TTL triggers.
  2. Fuji X-P2 with the ‘Fujicrons’, an 18-55, a 55-200 and the ‘pancake’ with the Godox TT350F and the XT1-F.

So the question is how can I use my Canon flash or the Godox-Canon flash on the Fuji? I need in the camera hot-shoe …

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Irish Wolfhound Cross: Vancouver, BC

either a very smart Irish Wolfhound or a very mischievous one

Irish Wolfhound cross

His owner said that he was an Irish Wolfhound cross, that’s why he is smaller than ‘normal’. She didn’t know what kind of cross.

Look at the eyes. Is this a mischievous dog or is this a very smart dog that understand? I don’t know, but I like the look.

The ancestor of the Irish Wolfhound is a very old breed that the Irish used to fight the Romans …

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Rambunctious: Vancouver, BC

Rambunctious Dog

Rambunctious Dog

Her owner tried to walk, she was jumping and running toward anything that moved.

Some dogs are more excitable than others, but it’s the owners job to provide the confidence and calmness through the antenna, aka the leash.

Often, it’s just a matter of:

  1. Ignoring the dog when s/he running wild. Everybody needs to get things out of their system, even me. We shouldn’t be punished for it.
  2. Letting …
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