Dogs, beach, western Cape, pet photography

WORLDS BEST RECIPE FOR “A DAY AT THE BEACH” COCKTAIL

“…I recall that day on the beach – the sand so brilliant, the clouds so massive, and the wind punishing your hair…”
― John Geddes, A Familiar Rain

Dogs, beach, western Cape, pet photography

The wind almost blew me off my feet, I was vaguely concerned that all the sand blowing about was getting into my one and only prime lens, Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 but I couldn’t help but be distracted and fascinated by the unadulterated joy exhibited by the two dogs in front of my lens.

A DAY AT THE BEACH COCKTAIL RECIPE
  • 2 dogs
  • 1 Cola beach
  • Ocean
  • 16 kph wind
  • Cuttlefish
  • Old tennis ball
Directions:
Shake dogs & ocean together.  Strain over a beautiful Western Cape Beach.  Add 16 kph wind and garnish with a cuttlefish and a worn out tennis ball.
Serves 2.  Enjoy!

Dogs, beach, western Cape, pet photography

If you have been following my blog for some time then you will be no stranger to the mischievous Pixel who starred in this blog post here.

Dogs, beach, western Cape, pet photography

This session highlights Pixel and his friend Jack having fun on the beach.

Dogs, beach, western Cape, pet photography

Also featured are Pixel’s humans, Kath and Cornel and as you can see by the following images there is no shortage of love between the three of them.

Dogs, beach, western Cape, pet photography

Jack is fast as lightning…

Dogs, beach, western Cape, pet photography

Pixel trying to steal Jack’s cuttlefish treasure…

Dogs, beach, western Cape, pet photography

Pixel is pretty fast too, he can corner on two legs…

Beach dogs-8707

Vertically challenged dogs are certainly at a height disadvantage when it comes to tug-of-war with a tennis ball…

Dogs, beach, western Cape, pet photography, beach buddies

This is one of my favourite images, Cornel gently brushing the hair away from Kath’s face and Pixel looking on.  Can you see the love?

Dogs, beach, western Cape, pet photography, wind in my hair

PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS FOR FREEZING ACTION:
  • Set your camera to “continuous shooting” so that when you hold down the shutter button fully,  it will fire off shots in rapid succession.  The speed will vary depending on your camera’s capabilities, how fast your SD card is and whether you are shooting in JPEG or RAW. 
  • Change your AF mode to AI Servo (on a Canon) and AFC (on a Nikon) this will ensure that your camera will be able to maintain continuous focus on the moving subject.
  • In order to freeze side-to-side or up-and-down motion you will need a shutter speed of at least 1/500, 1/1000  or higher, for movement towards the camera start shooting at 1/250 or higher

All my love

moi♥

Afterthought…

For those of you who are interested, here is the conventional recipe for “A Day At The Beach” cocktail

A DAY AT THE BEACH
  • 1 ounce coconut rum
  • 1/2 ounce Amaretto
  • 4 ounces orange juice
  • 1/2 ounce grenadine
Directions:
Shake Rum, Amaretto, and Orange Juice in a shaker filled with ice. Strain over ice into a highball glass. Add Grenadine and garnish with a Pineapple Wedge and a Strawberry.
Serves 2.  Enjoy!

2 thoughts on “WORLDS BEST RECIPE FOR “A DAY AT THE BEACH” COCKTAIL

Any thoughts?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s