If you are wondering, yes, that is my dog.
The infamous Hash Brown. He goes by aliases, too: Mr. Brown, Hash Mess, Dirty Brown, LeRoy Brown, Mr. Brown-You-Have-a-Lovely-Noggin.
That last nickname comes from that song “Mrs. Brown You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter” by the Herman’s Hermits, a music group from around 1965.
You don’t remember? Okay, here’s the video (um…I think they were still learning how to do videos then…and don’t EVEN ask me how I’ve come to know this song):
Yeah, I’ve totally made up verses to that song, too. I sing to my dog about his lovely noggin.
Why did I suddenly take a picture of my dog for the Christmas Project?
Well, I saw picture of a dog somewhere all tangled up in lights. I knew I wanted to try to do something similar and I wanted to add a Santa hat.
I laid out this blanket, told my dog to sit and stay and decorated him with all this stuff. He didn’t really sit and stay and boy, it was hard to get a good shot.
But, I’m known for being a patient person, so after about 50 shots, I finally got one that I thought was so cute.
Can I just tell you the challenges in taking a picture of your animal dressed up as some sort of Santa Elf?
- Keeping them still
- Being original (I mean how many Christmas photos of dogs and cats have you seen?)
- The background
- The colors of the animal (Mr. Brown’s natural brown coloring isn’t always conducive to producing a rich-color photo.)
- The post-processing
But, I finally got an image I wanted. It only took about two hours.