Sunday, December 29, 2013

Walking without the dog

It's rare these days that I take a walk without Syd.  He's a wonderful dog, but always having to be chief dog wrangler does put a damper on certain things when enjoying the outdoors.  Things like photography - slowing down, stopping, and taking pictures of tiny bits I notice along the way.

We decided to go out to Fort Ebey yesterday - without the dog!  It was good for Michael to exercise his leg, and I was happy to be able to relax along the way.  And not pick up poo, haha.  It's going to be a while yet before Michael can take over the leash.  Syd is very strong, and has a habit of stopping suddenly or turning quickly or lunging in weird directions - any one of which could do big damage to Michael's leg.

Anyhow, here's a few of the photos I took along our walk.  I was using my SLR, which by "modern" standards is getting pretty outdated.  It's a Canon EOS 20D - just a mere 8.2 mp!  The sensor is dirty (not good for sky shots), but it still takes photos with a much different quality than my point and shoot.


Look!  Walking without assistance!
Michael on the trail


Steely skies
Steely skies

Lichen
Lichen

Witches' butter
Witches' butter

Roots
Roots


I need to remember to slow down when I take my photos... less of them will be blurry!

I kind of miss spending time with this camera.

2 comments:

ob session said...

REALLY nice pictures !

Anne Murphy said...

Thanks Monika! I need to do more photography. It's just hard to do it when I've got the dog on a leash. Oh well.