Mouthing Around: West Vancouver, BC

2 dogs mouthing around

Two Dogs Mouthing Around: Vancouver, BC

Lizzy, the white dog, is playing with a Shiba Inu, the brown dog. It looks fierce, but they are just playing.

Usually, when a dog doesn’t like it anymore, that dog starts whimpering and the other dog usually stops.

What makes the difference between playing around and getting ready to attack? Directions and tensions.

  1. Direction: They are not facing each other, they are running in the same direction …
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Photographing in the Fog: West Vancouver, BC

Photographing in the fog with his dog and a smartphone

Photographing in the fog with his dog and a smartphone

This guy is using his smartphone to photograph the fog. I’m using a ‘real’ camera to photograph him photographing in the fog.

The fog was starting to lift and some of the sun started to shine through the fog.

Earlier, it used to be fairly heavy fog. A quick breeze with the warming sun and the fog started to lift. We went from “pea …

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Fujifilm: Lens Modulation Optimizer

The Fujifilm lens modulation optimizer’s job is to:

  1. Adjust for image for the diffraction that happens when closing the aperture.
  2. Fix the loss of focus at the periphery of the lens (which is different from vignetting) by reconstructing some of the lost details.

This works only with the modern Fujifilm lenses, the XF and the XC serie of Fujifilm lenses.

  • The Lens Module Optimizer only operates in the Fujifilm cameras only.
  • The Lens Module …
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Oscar, the 13 years old: Old English Sheepdog

Old English Sheepdog: 13 years old

Scruffy/Wet Old English Sheepdog

Oscar is a 13 years old, Old English Sheepdog. He looks scruffy because in spite of being 13 years and a cold foggy winter day, he went to play into the sea.

Like all people that walk with their dog, they walk in sync and at the same pace.

I’m not talking about people that walk against their dog. That’s the ones on the fishing line where the …

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The Flying Locca: Vancouver, BC

Jack Russell that needs to run

Flying Locca: Crazy Jack Russell

This Jack Russell’s name is Locca. It’s the Spanish name for crazy. Translated, it’s the “Flying Crazy”.

Her owner is a lady from Nicaragua who just had a baby. She’s pushing her stroller with one hand and throwing the ball with her other hand and she said:

Locca goes crazy if she doesn’t run or chase the ball at least an hour and half.

Manuella …

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Fujifilm X-PRO2: Viewing in the Dark

One of the biggest benefit of mirrorless cameras is the WYSIWYG. WYSIWYG stands for: what you see is what you get. Changing the exposure make the image in the viewfinder brighter or darker at the correct aperture and depth of field…

The problem with “what you see is what you get” cannot anticipate extra lights like flash or or lights that will be turned on…

Most of the time with flash, the EVF or the …

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Who’s Sniffing Who? Vancouver, BC

Dogs sniffing each others

Who’s Sniffing Who? Vancouver, BC

Three dogs sniffing each each other and making a circle.

Dogs are opportunists when it come to sniffing or to eating any food…

Some dogs are positive opportunists and some other dogs are negative opportunists. Usually dogs are positive opportunists, they try to help each other, it’s the pack. They eat according to their status within the pack. The most important dog gets the best parts and is …

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Anxious Dogs: Vancouver, BC

2 anxious dogs

2 Anxious Dogs

Both dogs were very anxious but this lady had no problem with me taking a photo of her with her two dogs.

Are these dogs afraid because I’m a man? Could be. Many dogs are afraid of men and this is due mostly to the lack of socialization or they’ve beaten/abused by men. Let’s face it, most abused dogs were abused by men, except for the puppy mills …

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Fujifilm X-PRO2: The Battery Charger

Fujifilm uses the NP-W126 Li-ion battery for most of its X serie cameras, and like all camera manufacturers they provide a battery charger the BC-W126.

It charges the NP-W126 in about 2½ hours. It’s a good charger, kind of, that does a reliable charge. Works every time. I like it except for the plug-in cord.

What’s with that plug-in cord? It’s bigger than the charger and it doesn’t …

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Another Happy Dog: Vancouver, BC

Another happy dog

Another happy dog walking around Stanley Park

Just another happy dog on a walk on the Stanley Park’s seawall.

Photographing black dogs is always difficult. Cameras don’t like black. The photo of the black dog has to show black. But if it’s too black, there’s nothing just a “big black blob”.

The solution? Show enough details in the black and contrast the black with other colours which is not always easy …

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The Beginning of Troubles

Rhodesian Ridgeback coming to mount MY dog

Rhodesian Ridgeback coming to mount MY dog

This male Rhodesian Ridgeback came to sniff my dog, another male.

Then HE decided to mount him and for the next 10 minutes, I had to battle him and I won the battle. Where was his owner? MIA… Eventually I found him and he said:

Let the dogs figure it out by themselves.”

No. I protect my dog, especially from “dimwits”. Why should I let my dog be …

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