Here in the United States, today is Independence Day and most people are off work. I know I am. (Well except for writing this, I suppose.) I hope everyone is having a happy holiday.
My sister is visiting at the moment. She is travelling with her two cats, so we currently have a total of four dogs and four cats in residence. That's a whole LOT of fur. Actually, since her cats have never lived with dogs before, they are spending their time in our sun room, which doubles as the guest bedroom. The guest felines seem to be having a lot of fun looking at all the wildlife. There are birds swooping outside the windows and our cats and dogs staring fixedly at them from the other side of the glass door that separates the sun room from the rest of the house. Our animals seem to find having other critters in the house endlessly fascinating.
Meanwhile, we humans have been having lots of fun playing with my sister's digital camera. We have taken zillions of pictures and the image quality is just incredible. Yes...big surprise...we have about 7,000 dog and cat photos now. We even have a few of cats and dogs staring at each other through the glass door.
The good news is that I can justify some of these gratuitous, silly photos as actual work. I have to write a magazine article on photo retouching, so I'll use some of the Cami photos to explain how to remove red eye.
Cami is the white fuzzy dog with blue eyes and something about her eyes confuses all the red-eye removal features that come with the digital camera. No matter what we do, when we take photos of her indoors, her eyes come out looking demonic. But hey, Cami is a challenge in so many ways, why should photography be an exception?