Thought I was feeling well enough to work today until an hour editing comics pages sent me off to another long nap. The Komodo dragon of colds has yet to release its poisonous grip. But when I woke up I was able to spend the rest of the afternoon sorting through photographs, which means today’s post can be … pictures of an adorable puppy! Everybody likes an adorable puppy.
She is a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, about six months old. Very cute. And nothing beats an old Oriental rug as a backdrop when you’re working with a narrow depth of field.
(For camera nerds and geeks: The fast fifty (Pentax FA 50mm f/1.4) continues to prove itself as a terrific lens for informal portraits. First shot at 1/100th of a second, f/1.8, ISO 400 EV-0.3. The second, the same at ISO 800, the third and fourth at f/2.2, ISO 400. The second and fourth images are cropped.)