A girl and her dog… I always said I would never have another dog. I was wrong…
To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring – it was peace.” ~ Milan Kundera
A couple of weeks ago I wrote about how the birthday treat to myself was going out to take self portraits photographs and how that trip had reignited my love for the process. So much so that later that week I decided to head out again. I knew the Bluebells were starting to bloom, the sun was out and the woods were calling to me.
However unlike on the previous trip this one was going to be my first photography adventure with my little hound in toe. For those that don’t know Hudson is a one year old Jack Russel Terrier. He is what one might call a character. He loves other doggo’s, possibly a bit too much and squirrels and bunnies and also big passions but in a completely different way. Anyway, we talk 4+ miles together every day, come rain or shine and even on the most awful of weather days I love it. Seeing him zip and zoom around, throwing the ball for him, watching him bound through the woods checking everything out never fails to make me happy and this past year that has been a true blessing. He has been a true blessing
But how would be do with photography games?
Carrying all my kit, camera bag and tripod and wrangling him on the lead was going to be an adventure before we even we got to the taking of the photos and the spot I had earmarked for this shoot was a good two miles into our walk. However we made it fairly easily. But would he be a good boy while I took pictures or would be off scouting around and vanishing into the undergrowth? Would I have to tie him up while I worked? I had bought a long lead with me just in case. Turns out I didn’t need it. Turns out Hudson is a pretty good photography companion.
I took a lot of images but ended up with 4 that I love. The light, the trees, the bluebells, my outfit and bare breast, it just works but the absolute best bit is that in all four of them you can just make out my perfect boy at my feet and if you are curious what has caught his attention. He is absolutely fascinated by the bees and the lesson he learned last summer about them seems to have been forgotten for now.
Hopefully this is the first of many such adventures we take together. Maybe a girl and her dog might become a new series on here.