Frenchie v. Tennis Ball: Vancouver, BC

French Bulldog with tennis ball

French Bulldog with tennis ball

This French Bulldog is almost 10 years old and he still runs for his ball.

It seems that French Bulldogs never grow up. Even when they grow old, they still behave like puppies. This may be some of their appeal. I still have to see an older calm French Bulldog, except for when they sleep. Some French Bulldogs can sleep as much as 20 hours a day, especially after running …

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Got the Ball: West Vancouver, BC

dog with his ball

I have the ball, I don’t have to run anymore

I have the ball, I don’t have to run anymore.”

Doesn’t this look like a dog satisfied with himself? He’s accomplished his job, he earned his keep.

I’ve tried to teach my dog to fetch and bring back the ball. It was a total failure! First, I tried in the house:

  1. Throw the ball in the living room. That worked …
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Fujifilm X-PRO2: Indicator Lamp

At the bottom right of the back of the X-PRO2 between the DISP/BACK button and the D-PAD there’s the indicator lamp.

X-PRO2/X-T2 indicator lamp

Indicator Lamp What does it mean
Continuous green Focus locked
Flashing green Focus warning: you can still take photos (same flashing green as exposure warning)
Flashing green Exposure warning: you can still take photos (same flashing green as focus warning)
Flashing orange then green Normal: saving the images to the …
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Blue Heeler: Vancouver, BC

Blue Heeler walking back from 'her work'

Blue Heeler walking back from ‘her work’

This is a Blue Heeler or also known as Australian Cattle Dog. The only thing that is not ‘normal’ is the position of the tail. It’s supposed to be down but he kept on wagging his tail up the whole time I saw him. I don’t think that it was because of my dog, I could swear that it was wagging up long before he saw …

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The Puzzled Look: Vancouver, BC

Puzzled look: Vancouver, BC

Puzzled Look: Vancouver, BC

I make all kind of weird sounds, but the one I’m most proud of is my impression of Daffy Duck, from the Warner Brothers Looney Tunes cartoons.

Mel Blank did the Daffy Duck’s voice (and most of the other characters of the Looney Tunes) until he died in late 1980s. Daffy Duck is a mean and selfish black and yellow duck who so self-centered that the rest of the …

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Fujifilm X-PRO2: Missing Histogram

There are occasions when the histogram is missing on the Fujifilm X-PRO2:

  • Switching from the EVF (Electronic Viewfinder) to the OVF (Optical Viewfinder) without the Electronic Range Finder at the bottom right of the viewfinder and the histogram will be missing for a second or two or…
  • Switching from OVF (Optical Viewfinder) with the Electronic Range Finder at the bottom right of the viewfinder to the OVF (Optical Viewfinder) without the without the Electronic …
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What a Cuttie: Vancouver, BC

Lizzie, the cuttie

Lizzie, the cuttie

Her name’s Lizzie, she’s only 7 month old. She looks so serious, that’s until she starts running around after other dogs. Then, she becomes exuberant and there’s no way to stop her until all the other dogs are gone.

With the other dogs gone, she stops immediately and becomes the serious dog.

We are talking Dr Jekyll & Mister Hyde but instead of the magic potion, it more like …

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Princess: Vancouver, BC

Princess thinks that the world revolves around her

Princess: Vancouver, BC

This is Princess. She thinks that she’s a princess. And like all princesses, she thinks that the whole world revolves around her. She has no patience. But once she gets her way, she becomes an almost pleasant dog. Once she’s got her sniffs, she wants to sniff my dog, she become quiet and she was not an annoying dog anymore.

Dogs, like all hunters, have to be patient. They are …

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Fujifilm X-PRO2: HSS, TTL & Godox TT350F

X-PRO2/X-T2/X-T20: HSS & TTL. What a mouth full.

One of Fujifilm’s weakness against Canon and Nikon is the lack of a proper flash system. Roboshoot did a pretty good job at converting Nikon flash to Fuji so one could use Nikon flashes with Fujifilm:

  1. It’s expensive.
  2. I use Canon with Canon flashes, so I would have to buy new Nikon type flashes.

Flash “Secrets”

The word secret is in quote because …

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Dog in Pit: Vancouver, BC

dog proud of himself after digging a hole

Dog proud of himself after digging a hole

I have no idea what happened here. S/he’s been sitting there in the pit.

Did s/he dig the hole or was it already there? S/he just sat in the hole for a good 10 minutes like s/he’s proud of it. His/her owner was with a group at the other end of the park.

Most dogs dig because they are bored …

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Mako: Vancouver, BC

Mako needs to run

Mako needs to run

Mako is a Boston Terrier. Like all good terriers, he needs to run between half an hour to a full hour, depending on the weather, the direction of the wind and the alignment of the planets. Not only he doesn’t catch his ball, he doesn’t even try to catch his tennis ball. He runs after it, and when it’s on the ground then he picks it up and …

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