More experimentation with the S700, as I start to get a little more comfortable with it ... I think the learning curve is going to be a challenge for while, but so far I'm having fun in my spare moments.
This is a shot I took of Rolly "lurking" in the hallway today, just outside my home office door. Both versions are cropped from the original, though by both of us. Fernymoss went for the more contextual frame, whereas I was looking to achieve a purely profile look.
Even though I was experimenting a bit, the idea behind this shot was to capture Rolly in his "lurking" mode ... for those who may not know him, Rolly is a regal dog's dog in his "twilight time" of life ... he turned 16 last November, and he has his good days and bad days now. At this point, he's pretty much deaf and has some difficulty with making his back legs do what he tells them to do ... But on the positive side, he's still interested in what's going on (when he's not snoozing, which he does a lot, lol) and has an appetite that would put a puppy to shame. He does a lot of "lurking" these days, peering around doorways and just generally making sure he knows what's going on around him ... he's always been able to stare down the most resolute and usually win. We used to refer to him jokingly as "Ole Laser Eye" when he would stare us down from the other room ... these days though, we fondly call him "Lurky" when we see him peering around corners ... from the kitchen, into the bedroom, from the dining room ... making it really hard to imagine what's going through his mind.
He sure can strike a pensive pose though, can't he?
Photo taken 1 April, 2008 with the S700. There's a good degree of zoom on this one, and in the natural light setting.