The truth is that it is very easy to use. This is just a small handheld iPhone gif, but it would be a hundred times better with a larger format camera, and a tripod. I just wanted to play with it a little. …
What it does is converts any movie by freezing a chosen frame, and allowing specifically masked portions of the frame to reveal movement in the following frames. It is very easy to just brush in, or out, any portion of the frame by adjusting the mask.
The final product can be exported as a movie, for inclusion in other projects or as stand alone movies. Or, the final product can be exported as an animated gif, with options, like looping, bounce back, numbers of repetitions. …
This particular animated gif is a small part of a larger movie, that I chose the in point, the end point, and the time taken for the movement, I then added a bounce back, so the loop runs forward to the end then runs backwards, to the start, and then keeps that loop up forever….
This little family came in to get some pictures of just their dogs. … Believe me when I say I love animals, I really do. But that includes the human animal. … And while images of just pets can be truly rewarding, and great, I have a penchant for getting groups together. I like the interactions between them, the way they play off each other.
So, when I started talking the family into including the child in the image, they thought it might be a good idea. But, when I asked for the father to lay on the floor and hold the brown dog up by the butt, while the dog’s front legs were hanging over the child’s shoulders, he said, “No. No way!”
Almost before he finished his rejection, the mother jumped in, stood up and said, “I’ll do it.”
This is the result. … The boy is smiling. The dogs are a little weirded out. The mom is lying on the floor behind the boy, supporting the dog. The father is standing off to the right; thinking I am making a fool of his family. I am taking one of my favorite pictures.
I love animals. And they love me. Here is a single image of some Boston Terriers that I talked into sitting on my little furniture. My niece gave me the furniture as props to shoot pets with. If you wander through the larger gallery, you will see some very cool shots.
Well it is that time of the year, where thoughts turns to love. Love current, loves lost, loves past, and loves future. …
But one love always stands the test of time and the slings and arrows of outrageous fortunes. … The unquallified love our pets have for us, and we have for them. I know that at this very moment, while I have my feet up on a cushion in front of my chair, that between the chair and cushion, under my legs, lies Gypsy. She is waiting patiently for me to finish this little letter to my human friends, so that I can take her for a little tour around the neighbourhood. …
Well today is very special, we will go many dog places today, and she will be very happy. 😉 Me too!
I want to thank our friends for visiting us in Chula Vista while we were shooting a Customer Appreciation day for a Bank. We all had a good time, including customers, bank employees, dogs, and even the cats. 😉
You should check out this little gallery. … I think you will be entertained.
San Diego is a beautiful city as most people see it. But, it has many nooks and crannies of beauty seen by very few.
Fiesta island, is one of those beautiful places that are hidden from a casual view. The island is ringed by a road that is frequented by cyclists in their drive for healthful exercise. Between the road and the interior of most of the island, stand berms, artificial ridges of heaped earth that hides the islands center from the casual view of those just driving around the island. You have to stop your car, get out, and walk past the berms to the magic of a Southern California spring.
I walk there with my dog quite often. It is a very dog friendly place for off leash walking. In this image, my dog Gypsy is having a very good day.
You have to hurry down there to see it, because it is our spring, and it does not last long.
The area around Southern California, and San Diego is beautiful. I love to hop in a car with my camera tools and wander around with a friend for a day trip, just looking at things.
This specific day we stayed close to San Diego. The farthest we got out of San Diego was Descanso, where we had lunch at the Perkins Store. The Perkins Store is the largest thing I noticed in Descanso and it has been around for quite a while in our short American History. The Perkins Store, established in 1875.
While I was walking around taking pictures of the general area, I headed back to my car, and someone had driven up to the store and left this dog just looking out the window. I thought he looked great.
So, this picture is one of my favorites from my drive to Descanso.