This week I once again chose the very compliant Moe as my subject. Moe is the epitome of NO ENERGY. He demonstrates that every day, unless, of course, you say the word T-R-E-A-T (which we can't even spell, because Moe spells) and then there is a MOMENT of unbridled energy.
The no energy part of Moe is the part I like best about photographing him, because I know he will sit there for as long as I need him to. It's his expressions that just kill me because the longer he sits, the more cynical they become.
I took a series of 6 photos of Moe using different (subtle) points of view for the same backdrop (the cobblestones paths at the park). I've put four of them below, one right after the other, with no commentary in between so that you can take a look at each one with no interruption.
In the first photo, I took the shot straight on and level with Moe. In the second photo, I backed up and took the shot while kneeling on a stone bench to Moe's left (my right). In the third shot, I was a little below and to Moe's right (my left). In the last photo, I was once again a little below Moe, but closer (and yes, his nose IS out of joint because no T-R-E-A-T-S have appeared yet).
Each perspective gives you a different look at both Moe, and the background. One of these photos will speak to you more than the others, because we each have different points of view that attract us.
Moe did finally get a treat and we experienced that moment of unbridled energy just before heading home--a tail wag and a nose twitch. I am sure after all the hard work of sitting in one place, he needed a nap.
Now head through the blog circle to see how others handled this week's topic. Start here with Becky Willuweit of Future Framed Photography in South Dakota, then work your way through the links until you arrive back here again. Happy Friday!