Friday, June 17, 2011

Meet the Double-Digit Gang


This is insanity at it's finest.

Every year we gather all of the double-digit hounds together for their senior portrait. It is always a wee bit of a challenge and can often lead to a snarky remark or two between Karen and I. Normally when the leashes come out, that means we going for a ride in the car and the excitement begins. Going out to the backyard to stand still for a picture with other dogs is not fun and Karen usually ends up entwined in leashes.

So this year, I decided to combine a little Photoshop with the photos. 'This is the largest group of double-digits we've ever had. I set the tripod up and placed markers for each of the dogs. One by one, Karen led them out and taunted them with a treat. I made an image of each dog and then layered and masked the daylights out of them in Photoshop.

I now what I'd do differently, maybe in August when Talley turns 10.

Without further ado, here's the gang and their age, left to right.

Barney, 12, December 1998
Joey, 10, May 2001
Adam, 11, May 2000
Clancy, 10, November 2000
Roxy, 14, September 1996
Jori, 11, February 2000
Danny, 10, May 2001
Blender, 12, June 1999
Buddy, 13, November 1997
Murphy, 13, June 1998

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11 comments:

houndstooth said...

That is completely impressive! I am nowhere near that talented with Photoshop! I bow to your powers!

Erin said...

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sagechronicles said...

Photoshop or not, what a great picture! It's going to inspire me to get more proficient.

Vicky at PPCT said...

Pretty terrific to see so many double-digit dogs at one time!

Cherie K. Miller said...

What a picture and what a great gathering of seniors! Thanks for sharing. Dropping by on the blog hop today. If you have a few seconds to drop by my blog, please leave a comment and enjoy the cat video. Talking cats - can't get enough of them! www.pet-peeves.org

Have a great Father's Day!

BZ Training said...

What a great looking group! You've got double-digits of double-digits, which is so awesome. You must be doing something over up there. :)

Sistertex said...

This is so great! Love it. :)

melfr said...

What a greta job at photoshopping! I was trying to imagine how you could have gotten them all to pose at the same time. There is no way I could have done it!
So glad I stopped by again on the Saturday Blog Hop!

Hiking Hounds said...

That is so cool to see so many double digit greyhounds! I passed on the Inspiration Award today if you want to stop by to see. Thanks again!

The Thundering Herd said...

Thank you for the kind words earlier this week. We really appreciate our blogging friends.

And we love the Photoshop idea, but think of all of the great outtakes that you missed - grins.

rottrover said...

Amazing! AND they're all seniors! So beautiful!