So I think this is the first time this year that we’ve had anything approaching a real frost. So what did I do? I decided not to wear my really warm coat! By the end of the shoot I was starting to feel the cold. Still I think it was worth it and I have now nicely thawed out.
Sometime whilst out photographing the dawn I get barked at by somebody’s dog. It follows a familiar pattern: I’m in a public park and suddenly some dog is running flat out towards me. I try to make friends with the dog but instead it just circles me barking and barking. In the distance I hear a voice shouting out for the dog to come away from me and of course the dog does nothing of the sort. The owner of the dog then approaches me and claims the dog is very friendly and he was just trying to say hello. By showing his teeth and barking!
The assumption of all this is that I should know this and why am I making such a fuss? Now I love dogs and most of the time I get on well with them whilst I am walking in a public place. Every now and then though you get the odd owner, I don’t blame the dogs because they don’t know any better, who for whatever reason, is unable to make their dog come to them when they call them and it spoils things for me. I hate to think what it would be like for someone who is scared of dogs should this to happen to them.
One of the better things about this time of year is that you don’t have to get up at some ungodly hour to capture the sunrise – I really appreciate that as over the past few months I have found myself wanting to stay closer to home. That being said I do look forward to the nights drawing out and the warm summer sun!
Soon be Christmas…