Last holiday weekend I had a few hours for myself and since it was blazing hot, I decided to grab my gear and the dog (Sia) and go do what I call “creek jumping”. Creek jumping is me taking my gear and following a creek in it’s waters occasionally jumping out because of obstacles or mud (I’ve been stuck up to my knees before), then jumping back in. Hence the term. Sia loves it because she gets to sniff out frogs, turtles, snakes, etc. and I enjoy it because I get to take photos in a peaceful environment while getting some one on one time with my dog. The bonus is when I do have to get out of the creek and maneuver through tall grass, Sia is always good at sniffing out Deer trails for us to walk on and making sure that there are no snakes in our way. Sometimes we’ll jump a creek for a few hours and sometimes for five or six. During the course of shooting, Sia will wander into the shot. This doesn’t bother me since I’ll just keep shooting until she wanders out of the frame. The photo above is the result of such a situation. Since I am shooting on a tripod with a slow shutter speed, Sia is only partially in focus as her movements are too fast for the camera. I am hoping that she and I will have more time like this during the summer and maybe even spend some time in the Monocacy river.
Tech:Canon 5D mark II, Ef 30 L 1.4, ISO 100, 1/8 @f/11