I got to be a guest on A True Friend – the pet challenge blog – this week! The topic is your pet’s favorite place, so I didn’t have to think long about this one…it’s gotta be Marymoor Dog Park! We take Bobs there several times a week for an off-leash walk, some quality sniffage and, in the summer, a “voluntary” swim.
I literally have thousands of photos from the park and there is no way I am ever going to scrapbook all of them (a mini album may be in order though, or – shock! horror! – an old-fashioned regular photo album), so I picked three photos from different seasons and put them on one layout.
I’m trying to learn more about our camera and shooting in something other than – more shock! more horror! – automatic mode. It’s so cool to finally feel like I understand what’s going on when I take a photo (and what all the little wheels and nubbins on the camera do), but it has also made me realize I will never be a good photographer…I just don’t have the patience to sit and wait for the perfect light or even set up a tripod. I prefer just shooting what I see while I’m hiking or running around with Bobby or clumsily trying to shoot with only one hand at parties (my other hand tends to be busy holding a glass of Cava). Therefore, it is good to have friends who are better photographers and can do magic in Photoshop and give that magic away for free!
That’s right, Ania made a super-cool Photoshop Action that you can download over at Scrappedugnad. I tried it on this photo of JK in the park – it really brings out that golden sunlight I was trying to capture.