For this shot we had everything all set up; the camera, tripod, spray paint, and mask. Mike was ready with treats to coax Blue into position. But before Mike could even get to the spot, Blue walked up to the mask, picked it up, and looked right at the camera. We got the shot for the stamp with the 1st click. That never happens.
Blue was on our stamp this year. One of her heroes is of course Snoopy. In last year’s cards, she was kissing baby Jesus from atop Snoopy’s dog house.
Tenna eventually reworked this image and submitted it to the Professional Photographer’s of America District Competition, the International Photographic Competition and the Indiana State Fair. It scored above average at all 3 competitions. She titled it Guilty Graffiti Bitch, to add some humor and shock value. Below is that version of the image.
Below are links to the pages that explain & demonstrate the different aspects of our 2013 Christmas card.
- The inspiration for this card
- I.U. Graffiti
- Ninja Turtle dream van
- Clay vandalizes the wall with the Purgatory Golf Club logo
- Tenna paints the hummer wild pink
- Asher and his posse
- Mike gets even and spray paints the minivan to a golf course scene
- Blue loves Snoopy
- In memoriam and starting over
- Color harmony
- The process behind our cards