There is a hope that a dog injects into every walk, more than a hope – an expectation, really – that this is going to be something wonderful. ‘You’ll see, says the dog, something great is going to happen- just you wait.'”
― John Zeaman, Dog Walks Man: A Six-Legged Odyssey
One of the drawbacks of being married to this photographer, is that every time she needs to check out a new location, try a different lens or practise photographing in a certain type of light; it’s the spousal duty to step up and act as model.
I’ve been wanting to try out a couple of things with my Canon 85mm lens but it’s winter here in the Western Cape and I had to wait for simply ages for an early evening that wasn’t overcast or excessively cloudy.
There were no complaints from the canine gallery, the dogs are always up for a walk. Tails wagging, off they go!
Unfortunately the canine models do not always co-operate with the human model which accounts for the moue of annoyance Mr T is making in the image above.
It’s what, we in the know, fondly refer to as his “chicken’s bum” face.
Paddington stopped for a drink in a muddy puddle, will you just look at that dirty face! Ruby – the picture of contentment, walking is her most favourite activity; besides eating, that is.
There’s a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they’re absolutely free. Don’t miss so many of them.”
― Jo Walton
I am so grateful to live in this beautiful part of the world and have the opportunity to enjoy so many gorgeous sunrises and sunsets.
The sun was setting, everyone was getting a little tired…
That’s a wrap. Thanks everyone, time to head home.
The image below is my most favourite one from the shoot.
All my love
11 thoughts on “ALL IN THE LINE OF DUTY”
Lovely series, Moira!
Thanks Carissa 🙂
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Wonderful photographs as always – somehow you have the ability to picture my Dad as I see him in my dreams.
Thanks Stephen. Remember if you want any of the images to keep or print, just let me know and I’ll drop box you the high resolution files. xxxxxx
Lovely photos, I am glad that the canine gallery enjoyed the outing and the photographer was able to capture lovely moments.
Thanks Shirl 🙂
Beautiful soft light and images. We don’t seem to have that kind of soft light in this part of the world.
If you wait until the sun is pretty low on the horizon, about 30 to 45 mins before sunset you should be able to get some nice shots where you live. The ones in my post where the sun is behind the subject have more of that soft hazy look than the ones where the setting sun or the open sky is illuminating the subjects. Try to get some shots at that time of day and see what you get. Early morning about an hour after sunrise is also good, I prefer early evening though. Thanks for your lovely comments.
Thanks for the guidance! Shall try again! 🙂
Your opening image is absolutely beautiful! Think it should go up on the wall in Custard Cottage.
🙂 Mandy xoxo
Unfortunately, we are a tad short on wall space in this cottage 🙂