On Monday a friend of ours, Leslie P., came over to take our photos for the spring/summer print newsletter that will go to press next week. I thought you'd enjoy seeing this sequence of outtakes -- these four shots were all in a row, one right after another. (Click on the photos for a larger image.)
We had Allie, our blind black Lab, in the photo with us. Towards the end of the shoot she was getting a little antsy and wondering why we were all still sitting on the dog bed together:
At this moment Alayne tried to re-focus Allie, which is what's happening here:
Then, realizing Leslie was still clicking away, Alayne threw all her energy into the next frame:
(You really have to see the larger version to appreciate it!)
And then she recovered nicely in the next shot:
Me, I'm still doing my best cardboard cut-out imitation of a man frozen in time and space.
Here's the selection that will be in the newsletter: