Tuesday, November 11, 2008

EMPS: Doggie in the Window

Cayenne silhouetted in her favorite window

For this week's Ellipsis Monday Photo Shoot, Carly wants us to photograph windows. I took a bunch of exceedingly boring window shots tonight, only to realize that I have much better ones to offer from my archives of the past week or so. Let's take a look!

Distracted from the outside world.

The north-facing window in the front room (ostensibly our living room, but we spend approximately zero time there) is where Cayenne and Pepper go to check out suspicious noises on the street or in the front yard next door, or to find out why John or Karen has pulled into the driveway but hasn't come in the house yet. It's right next to the front door, so it takes but a moment to make the transition from investigation to wild greeting.

What's out there, Cay-Cay?

These shots were taken the day before the election. Notice that Cayenne is wearing the red, white and blue bandanna instead of the red pawprint one and the turquoise zebra print one. This particular shot is a little out of focus because of the lighting conditions and my just-okay camera, but I like her expression in it.

Same scene, with lights on and flash.

Here's how the scene looks fully lit, by daylight and artificial light. Usually the couch covers are less messy than this, but the dogs do get in the way of them staying nice and neat.

Election morning chill.

Carly also asked to see the view from a car window. This is what I saw as I prepared to drive to my local polling place on Election Day morning. The next order of business after that was to get my car washed. And right after that, I made a mess again - but only on one window:

The writing was in soap, part of a Soap for Hope campaign.

That afternoon I was looking in the car windows on the driver's side as I prepared to drive my dogs home from the dog park.

Be sure to check Ellipsis every Monday for the Ellipsis Monday Photo Shoot topic, and to see the links for the previous week's participants. And by the way, quick plug: I host John Scalzi's old writing prompt, the Weekend Assignment, right here every Friday. Check it out!



Carly said...

Hi Karen

That is a very sweet photo of Cayenne. :) She is so photogenic, I always love it when you include her in the photo shoot assignment, but wheres dog Pepper?. :) More spice girls please!

Jama said...

Your dogs just love to be photographed, don't they?

Far Side of Fifty said...

Hi Karen, Love the side profile of Cayenne..she is so intent! :)

Lisa said...

I love these pictures...Cayenne is keeping everything secure on the homefront with her view of the outside world. She's gorgeous!