Sputnik, taken with a Diana F+ lens for a Canon DSLR

National Puppy Day

It’s National Puppy Day!  I was informed by a coworker that’s what today is, and since I have a puppy, I thought I’d celebrate here by posting a few new photos of him.  National Puppy Day is a day to celebrate puppies, and to encourage people to adopt dogs and puppies from rescues and shelters.  We got Sputnik from a rescue and he’s still a puppy at nine months old ( and over 70 pounds).  It’s great time to share these photos!

Now, you may notice the photo above has a blurry, dreamy effect to it.  That’s because I used a Diana F+ lens on a special camera mount made for Canon DSLR’s.  I haven’t used it in a long time, so I figured it’d be fun to experiment with it, taking photos of Sputnik.

Since you have to shoot your photos this way in Manual mode, you need lots of light and a subject that stays still.  I had neither, but I managed to get a few good photos.

Here’s a few more.

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I have a few more in a Flickr album, if you’re interested.

Have a great National Puppy Day!  Hug your puppy, even grown up puppies.  I know I will be.

 

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