Searching for Solitude

wpid-20150212_100453-1.jpgHere is a sweet photo I captured of Sydney, my Cockatiel, as he was sitting alone on his playground.  The picture addresses the Photography101 challenge of depicting solitude within the confines of the “Rule of Thirds.”  For those of you who are scratching your heads or wondering why I didn’t shoot just 1/3 of Sydney, the Rule of Thirds requires you to picture a grid on top of your potential photo, like a Tic-Tac-Toe board.  Then you place your subject where two of the lines would intersect or along the lines.  It creates interest and artistry, as the subject isn’t just dead center.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Symmetry

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As you’ve often heard, there are always two sides to every story, right?  Well, in this case, the two sides should be pretty identical!  Friday’s The Daily Post photo challenge was to post a picture which illustrates symmetry, and after browsing my photos, I landed on the following one as a good example of such balance.  The photo depicts Rorie, a beautiful collie girl who belongs to a friend a client.  Not only is Roro’s face nicely balanced, so is her personality (how very collie of her).  When I spend time with Rorie, she is gentle and loving, as she follows me about and looks at me with longing eyes in hopes for some attention.  Let something stir her herding instinct, however, and off she goes with a rapid run, hop, and fervor to gain control of whatever needs to be gathered and brought back to order!  Two halves that have made a wholly wonderful companion.

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This Is No Laughing Matter. Well, Actually It Is.

Here I sit, once again, with a Blogging 101 assignment at the forefront of my mind.  The task is to link back to a comment left on another blog and to expound on it.  Well, luckily I also reblogged the post which I commented on, so you all already got to see the cute dog joke about protons having mass.  Remember that? If not, this links to the original post.  If you want another laugh, I will share the fact that I mentioned to the writer (sharer?) that the picture was “doggone funny.” Get it???

Anyway, the post got me thinking about my take on whether dogs actually do have a sense of humor. Continue reading