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Photos August 2017

July has been very slow in terms of photography, among other things because I spent a couple of days in the hospital for an appendectomy and then some more days recuperating.
In August, on the other hand, I spent as much time outside and with my camera as possible.

For one there was the annual "Schueberfouer" fair in Luxembourg city and I got this nice snapshot out of it.

Brightly lit funfair ride shot against the night sky

I went hiking a lot and especially enjoyed the various patterns and structures nature creates.

Large number of small mushroom on a tree stump

Timder fungus on a tree

Rough tree bark in the sunset

Of course, I always had our dogs with us and this led to me shooting some of my favourite pictures of Bijou. The first two because they're just pretty portraits of this amazing dog, the third one because she looks wonderfully derpy in it.

Headshot of Bijou in a field of wild flowers

Portrait of Bijou walking along a log, half of her face hidden in shadow from the light of a setting sun

Portrait of Bijou sitting on a log awkwardly and looking like Goofy

Photos May 2017

It was such a beautifully sunny month and I spent a lot of time outside with friends and our dogs

Luna

Eyes always on the stick…
… always.

Mika's two modes

Happy hunter…
… sleepy puppy.

The gang

Please break! Seriously, I was afraid these two were going to crash into me.
Dylan and Lenny like playing rough.

My Bijou

A few impressions of nature

Photos April 2017

Amazing weather and lots of walks with friends and their dogs.

This is Dian. He's a Setter-Doodle. And a giant goof ball.


Dog or overgrown bunny, you decide

Rape in bloom.

Luna emerging from the water.


I love where I live.


And this is my beautiful Bijou showcasing her love for bananas.

Photos March 2017

I can't believe how many pictures I shot in this month that I really wanted to keep and even print. Picking stuff to publish was even harder which is why I'm going to group the pictures in two sections; close-ups and animals.

Close-ups

I had bought the Fujifilm 16 mm macro extension ring again after having returned it once before. The first time around I simply didn't know how to approach shooting with it but after some reading and really just having walks with close-ups in mind, it clicked.

Animals

The first picture in here still classifies as a close-up, being shot with the macro extension ring and the XF90mmF2 R WR but it's also the picture of a bumble bee butt that I was super happy to capture.

Many of the vineyards around here have dry stone walls which serve as perfect homes for various critters and this little lizard is one of them.

And almost no photo post of mine is complete without a few pictures of dogs. The first picture must be one of my favourite shots of all time, capturing what is in my mind, the most photogenic dog I know. He's absolutely clueless and kind but was very patient with me.

Dylan

The dulcet tones of a husky

I love dogs, I believe that we humans don't deserve these amazing companions, and I'm also acutely aware that when considering a husky as a family member, you have to take into account how communicative they can be.

So without further ado, I present the husky fire alarm:

Photos February 2016

I'm inching closer to September 2016 with my snapshot posts. Quick as a snail.

Vollgas!

Walking the dogs always gives you the nicest opportunities to test out camera features like continuous focus. These two were running full speed at me and the camera tracked Bijou (the big one) very well considering I was shooting in dim light at ƒ/2 with the XF56mmF1.2 R.

Weidenkätzchen im Wind

Cold weather? Check
Dim light at dusk? Check
Shallow depth of field? Check
I do enjoy taking photos like this.

DSCF5561

Favourite pastime for the dogs: sleeping. They just look too darn cute when they're exhausted from a long walk.

Abends am Uni-Teich 02

I saw this scene, rushed home with the dog, grabbed my tripod and camera, and ran back hoping the moon hadn't wandered too to get this shot.

Mika im Sitzsack

This is another one of those pictures that perfectly captures Mika's character. She's lying in the bean bag chair, completely relaxed, looking like she owns it.
Considering that she's a rescue from Romania where she lived off trash and meat scraps for a long time, she's become quite the diva.