My husband had an appointment in Baltimore this afternoon, so we left George in the house for 4 hours all by his lonesome.
And when we got home, boy was that dog glad to see us -- although he ran straight away for the first squirrel that caught his eye. After we had our cup of tea under the umbrella, we played frisbee with our best buddy.
I used my least favorite lens, the Quantaray 70-300 mm for these photos. I also adjusted the white balance because it was so bright in the sun, and I was shooting towards it.
I was focusing manually, which is always sketchy with this lens and is one of the many reasons why it remains at the bottom of my list. The focus ring is quite loose, making it difficult to capture a truly sharp image. But it’s the only zoom I own at the moment and I am glad to have it.
These first two shots are of George on what I call his ‘frisbee point’.
There were also plenty of wonderful, awe-inspiring leaps into the air and perfect frisbee catches. Plenty of them, I tell you!
And that ain’t no fish story. But did I catch even one that was crisp and clear?
Well, that would be a big no.
I caught many blurry ones though, and these are the only two that came out at all. I deleted the other 32.
You know I’m kidding, right?
When I’m not taking pictures, I clap and cheer for all the good catches.
It was a beautiful late afternoon in the backyard at the manor house on the top of a hill in Maryland.
And a nice surprise, too.
My husband found several hawk feathers today. I got terribly excited. I mean, I love jewelry and perfume, too. But bird feathers really float my boat.
Until tomorrow, my friends . . .