Winter Walks Part III
Winter mornings are stimulating, you know it as soon as you step outside.
Guaranteed, there will be chill, but what about the thrill. Sometimes sharing the wee hours with someone infected with the desire to be out of bed in the dark is the ticket. Take a lesson from the dog world, they have attitude. Grab an enthusiastic dog who has been expressing the need to explore since the moment it heard you stirring from a long winter’s overnight nap and watch it beat you to the door. Any other overeager companion will do in a pinch. Gusto and passion on a wintry morning, even before the coffee has commenced it’s spell, that’s all you need to get out the door. Don’t forget your camera and a few trusty filters to hold back that beaming warm sun.
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This frenzied moment was too good to pass up and with a little planning the capture fell into place. A group of loose dogs often has one animal wound up into action mode. The English Bulldog started making large territorial circles around it’s owner and a few other more dormant dogs, repetitively, making predictable passes in the same direction. That is the cue to read the light quickly and attempt an image capture. If the action maintained the pace and predictability, there could be a shot here. Waiting for the moment for the moving mass of dog flesh to pass by what can only be described as a “bewildered” pug was clocked out this time although, more often than not, these events fizzle as quickly as they spring up.
Domestic animals, such as dogs, are about as cooperative as humans for an image capture, especially unplanned ones. When they spontaneously cooperate under ideal conditions this can be the result – soft, even light with snow as a background, the latter causing the interest on the face as well as the high key effect. Act quickly before the ears slide back in dismay or the eyes show anxiousness or impatience or before the subject scampers off for another romp in the snow.