Thursday, April 7, 2011


In preparation for our journey back north, Sasha and I had to visit one of our favourite places this evening to capture a last sunset. Sasha knows the routine quite well - she perks up as soon as I reach for the camera bag and tripod, makes for the front door, and proceeds to howl as though she'd been kept waiting already. And she knows the routine quite well also when we're at our destination and it's time to make some photos. As the camera bag is lowered to the ground, she lies down with a look that clearly indicates she knows this may take some time and that there's no rush.

So we get our sunset shots and we make our way around to the places that are already etched in my memory, and that I then proceed to etch onto a piece of magnetic media. And another item can be checked off my mental list of things to do before we leave.

(10-22mm  f5.0  1/2 sec  ISO400)


darlin said...

Wow, this is absolutely stunning Rick. I love how you take photos, in this one I feel that I could gaze into the distance for hours.

What a good dog Sasha is, Abbie could take some lessons from her!

Marty said...

les couleurs sont si belles au coucher du soleil!
magnifique !
sasha est un chien extraordinaire et patient avec son maître photographe ! vous faites une belle
équipe tous les deux !!! je te souhaite une
super journée et sur les ailes du vent je t'envoie des bisous légers !!!

ju-north said...

Great imsge! How nice to have a willing companion!

Leovi said...

Delicious with a perfect framing perspective. Beautiful night light transmitting very pleasant sensations, Greetings..

Beyond My Garden said...

I just started following your blog. I figured out that Sasha is a pet, not a spouse.

Leslie said...

Funny how photos can record not only a place, but an emotion. This one has almost a nostalgic feel to it.

(And I must say I'm envious of Sasha's patience. My dog thinks a walk is all about her!)

becky said...

Great perspective in this shot! Sounds like you & Sasha had a great last walk along the ocean. Safe travels!

Elizabeth Grimes said...

I love that your dog knows your routine. My dog does the same thing when I reach for my running shoes. :) Neat perspective of that boardwalk! That's a great shot.

Saz said...

Wow, this is such an amazing photo! I love the colours!

I love you Sasha knows your route well too. (:

magda said...

Oooo, great photo !!!
What colors !!!!! Beautiful Rick !!!
Have a nice weekend

Tiago Braga said...

amazing colours :P

Rick said...

Thank you, Darlene - it IS a lon pier, but doesn't quite go on forever ;-) Oh, it's taken about 9 years to get Sasha to this point, although she's been enjoying photo ops for the past couple years on a regular basis. Enjoy your weekend !

Marty - merci beaucoup ! Sasha is a real trooper - never a complaint ! Great companion for photo shoots ! May you have a wonderful weekend with many warm bisous as companions aussi !

Thank you Julia - yes, never a complaint from her !

Gracias for your kind words Leovi !

Bitch said...

Your photo is just perfect.
I love to hear the story about your dog Sasha and that she knows she has to wait until you
are satisfied..
Wish you a great weekend and more photos to

Rick said...

LOL Nellie !! I might have used a somewhat different narrative had Sasha been my wife ;-)

Thank you Leslie - I agree that photos can certainly evoke emotions. As for Sasha - she thinks going out on a photo shoot IS a walk ! Have a great weekend !

Thanks Becky - yes, it was our last view of the ocean and a favourite place to go for a walk.

Aren't dogs great ! I think we give off vibes unconsciously that they pick up so they know exactly what we're going to do. Thanks Elizabeth ! Enjoy your weekend !

Rick said...

Thank you Saz; yep, most times Sasha knows exactly what we're going to do - doggie ESP I guess ;-)

Thanks so much Magda - I wish you a super weekend also !

Thanks for visiting Tiago, and thanks for your nice comment.

Thanks Monika. Sasha is a perfect photography companion - lots of patience and doesn't care if I have to do retakes ;-) I wish you a wonderful weekend !

Soraia B. said...

Amazing! :D

Tammy said...

Glowing ;)

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

THis bridge of gold is beautiful.

Rick said...

Thanks Soraia !

Thanks Tammy ;-)

Thank you Ruth !

CarreraCaballo said...

I think you are officially the new bridge photographer of the blogger community . . . Stunning :-)



Rick said...

LOL Joseph ! I'll take that as an honour from an honorable friend ! I hope you have a good week.

Minusca said...

Fantastic perspective, great warm colours, beautiful end of the day.
Great photo!

Rick said...

Grazie, Minu ! Ciao !!