Spooning, Nacogdoches TX
Cheech and Sala spooning for an evening nap in Big Red’s kennel. Cheech and Sala have become great friends but Big Red has been much slower to warm up to Sala. At this point I’d say Big Red tolerates him, but will be quick to put Sala in his place if he gets too rowdy. Sala on the other hand, adores Big Red. He follows Big Red everywhere and is constantly submitting to Big Red and trying to gain his favor. It seems Big Red’s dominant strategy is paying off. Cheech and Sala both submit to Big Red and he is the undisputed leader of the dogs, while I am Big Red’s undisputed leader. I think that’s why Cheech and Sala like laying in Big Red’s kennel.
This was taken indoors with available light, mostly from a ceiling light. The dogs were entirely in the shadows. I didn’t want to spook them by bringing out a flash or reflector, so I just cranked up the ISO to 6400. I rarely shoot above ISO 320 or 640, so 6400 is like a million to me, and it introduced a lot of noise. When I do shoot high ISO I like to convert the image to black and white and embrace the graininess of the high ISO noise. I didn’t add any additional grain in processing, and I did apply quite a bit of noise reduction.
Critiques are always welcome.
Daily photo: February 17, 2013, taken February 12, 2013