Monday, October 24, 2011

Don't look at me in that way

Sable Sable

When newly-arrived retired greyhounds from Caliente get a good and thorough bathing I find it very, very hard to avoid seeing them with their eyes locked onto me. All pictures taken with fill flash to lighten up the shadows, which results in sometimes using long exposures (1/20 second) to get both the foreground and background exposed but causes the subjects to blur.

I need to stop looking at them and move on to something else -- I'm going to want to bring one home.

(Shot with the Nikon D300 using the 50mm f/1.8 lens and SB-800 flash. Normal JPG.)


  1. I'd want to bring them all home! I hope they've all found their forever homes by now:)

  2. You certainly have captured "the look." They were trying to work that Greyhound magic on you.

  3. What's wrong with bringing another one home? I can't see the problem in that! :P

    I always love how you capture those stunning eyes!

  4. I love all of their eyes! How do you keep from bringing one of them home? I don't think I could resist!

  5. @sue: i was going to write that all these greyhounds had just arrived from the caliente racetrack this past weekend. i couldn't come up with anything interesting to write so i decided to just show some pictures.

    i don't know what exactly it is about greyhound eyes that attract me -- it's certainly what i focus on when i try taking their pictures.