Monday, 3 March 2008

Photography Sessions


On Saturday RT came to walk the dogs with us so she could take some pictures. In case you’re not familiar with her work, see Cornish Dreamer for more pictures including Annie the sheepdog.

The dog walk started off with the Dogs Dawn Chorus - Mollie and Annie in full throat, singing all the way to the castle. I sat squashed in the back with Annie breathing hot fishy breath all over me while she warbled an alto tune in anticipation of the forthcoming walk, accompanied by Mollie’s sharp soprano.

We arrived at the castle to find RT had the car keys in her pocket and her partner was due to leave for work in half an hour. Himself jumped at the chance of delivering the keys which meant he didn’t have to walk the dogs, and RT and I set off into the sunshine.

Taking pictures of dogs is quite an accomplishment as I hadn’t realised until Saturday. The dogs never stayed still, and just as she’d lined up a good shot they moved. However, she did a great job, don’t you think?

We finally got back about an hour later having encountered various other doggie friends whose dogs were longing to have their pictures taken, pinch Mollie’s ball and run off with it and generally cause chaos. A normal morning’s walk really, but all the more relaxed for being a Saturday and being sunny.

I don’t think RT realised quite what she’d let herself in for, though it is all in the cause of art – in her case her photography portfolio. Whether she’ll be mad enough to come again is another matter.

10 comments:

Rebecca Taunton said...

Hello FP! What a lovely retelling of the morning, it certainly captures the moment!

Of course I'll be up for another photoshooting session, if you're okay with that?! (I'd do a faster job next time).

I haven't had the SLR film developed yet, I had hoped to do it yesterday but nobody was available to process it :@( I'll get it done on Weds & get copies of any good ones for you.

RT

Lane said...

What a great photo.
Mollie is gorgeous!

Flowerpot said...

It was fun and I thoroughly enjoyed your company - of course let's have a repeat! Look forward to seeing more pics on Wed.

Flowerpot said...

lane - well, I'm rather biased, but yes she is!

Akelamalu said...

That's a lovely photo of Mollie!

Flowerpot said...

And all thanks to RT, Ak!

Debs said...

Awww what a beautiful photo.

Ellee Seymour said...

I hope you take your poop scoop out with you when you go walkies.

Flowerpot said...

Debs - yes, RT's very talented isnt she?

Flowerpot said...

ellee - no, Mollie's too small to warrant that, but I have pocket loads of poo bags!