Chaser: The Gambling Dog: Vancouver, BC

Chaser is a Collie and Malamute mix. She’s a very nice and friendly dog. At first, I thought that the name is because Chaser likes to chase balls… No, it’s gambling (I didn’t ask why).

Chaser is a gambling term. Instead of saying, “Today, I lost” the chaser says, “I’ll get even tomorrow.”

Chaser is a Collie and Malamute mix

Chaser is a Collie and Malamute mix

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Fujifilm X-PRO2: New Firmware v:3.0/3.1

Shooting RAW in Bracketing and Advanced Filters

The update enables you to use the RAW format when shooting not only in AE Bracketing but also in other Bracketing modes (ISO, Dynamic Range, White Balance, Film Simulations) and also in Advanced Filter modes.

This creates 3 raw files and then 3 converted jpegs with the correct simulation: We are talking 6 files: 3 @average: 48Mb (the raw) and 3 @average: 13Mb (the jpegs). The raw files …

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The Attack: West Vancouver, BC

This dog is attacking us. He’s just 5m/15ft away and he’s not attacking us (me and my dog), but he’s going for me.

He ran from behind the bushes and went for me. He didn’t bark.

I took my photos, stood up ready for the attack, but I didn’t move. I was ready. At the last second, his owner whistled and he turned around and went back to his owner.

I screamed at the owner that he needs to keep his dog on a leash, he turned around and they walked away.

Dog on the attack

Dog on the attack: West Vancouver, BC

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Bloodhound: Vancouver, BC

Bloodhound are very rare in my ‘neck of the woods’.

She came running not to inspect me but to check on my dog that was standing behind me. I never saw her while she was in the forest. She never howled or barked, she was very quiet. She wasn’t happy that she had to put up with me petting her, calming her before she could sniff my dog.

Eventually, she ran back to the forest. I never saw the owner…

Bloodhound: Vancouver, BC

Running Bloodhound: Vancouver, BC

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Lost His Left Eye: West Vancouver, BC

Bromy (I think that’s his name, that’s what I heard) lost his left eye when he was a puppy. Some kid was ‘playing’ with him and stuck a branch in his right eye.

He can still see, but his vision is not great. Now, he’s much more a ‘nose’ dog. He doesn’t see his food, he knows the place. If his owner moves the food bowl, he has to sniff to find it, he can’t go to it directly.

Lost his left eye

Lost his left eye. A kid ‘playing’…

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Fujifilm X-PRO2: Battery Status

Fuji uses the Li-ion battery NP-W126 for the X-PRO2 (like the X-T1 and the X-T10) and the Li-ion battery NP-W126S for the X-T2/X-T20. The main difference between the 2 models of the battery is one of the chemical component is slightly different and doesn’t heat as much especially during the 4K video recording.

Fuji has an almost quick way of checking the percentage of the power left in your battery …

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A Well Balanced Lab

Labrador Retrievers (the Labs) are among the most popular dogs in North America. There’s a reason for it. ‘Well balanced’ Labs are a pleasure. ‘Well balanced’ Labs are mostly happy.

The owner was busy talking on the phone, so I do not know his name or his age, but I know that he’s ‘a good dog’. Notice how I’m right in front of him with my ‘monster eye’, aka the camera, and he is looking straight at me without any fear nor any aggression. This is a ‘very well balanced’ chocolate Labrador.

a well balanced Labrador Retriever

A Well Balanced Labrador Retriever

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Kathe with an Abandoned Papillon Dog

Kathe, a good friend of ours, found this little Papillon Dog in the forest not far from her ranch. Somebody took her to the forest and left her. The surprising part was that the dog was well taken care of, groomed and fed, so…

I like this photo of Kathe because it totally represents her. She is self effacing, but always ready to help and cannot resist an abandoned dog. Kathe is the person that is currently looking after Ethelbert and called us when Dodoïte was abandoned at her ranch.

Kathe with Abandoned Papillon

Kathe with Abandoned Papillon

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Fujifilm X-PRO2: Electronic Range Finder

How to set the Electronic Range Finder on the Fujifilm X-PRO2?

  1. Switch from any AF mode to the single point mode.
  2. Push the viewfinder selector lever (at the front of the camera) to the left (as when you are looking through the viewfinder) to the Digital viewfinder and the X-PRO2 will display the Electronic Range Finder in the bottom right of the viewfinder.
  3. You can change the magnification of the section of the …
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Chihuahua mix: Vancouver, BC

Charlie is a 7 year old Chihuahua mix and he was adopted from a rescue.

How do they know the age? For my dog the vet said between 3 and 5 years old, when I took my dog to the vet for the first time to get him checked.

Charlie a 7 year old Chihuahua mix

Charlie a 7 year old Chihuahua mix

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Wile E. the Cat: Vancouver, BC

Wile E. under his favourite tripod/platform.

BTW, his name: ‘Wile E’ comes from Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner cartoons by Chuck Jones/Warner Brothers.

Wile E under his favourite tripod/platform

Wile E under his favourite tripod/platform

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