Today, I got to enjoy our Labraduo, with a big brace on my knee and a smile on my face. It started as a bluebird winter day.
I find it almost impossible not to be swept away by their joy.
Then, I came home and rested, watching the day turn from a bluebird day to a snowstorm day outside our windows. The snow is coming down hard!
I worked a bit on this week's Dogwood Photography Challenge which is to use a zoom-burst technique to create an interesting photo. That means that I used a long exposure time and quickly changed the zoom on my camera while the shutter was open. That leads to fun distortions.
I had already decided to use our living room for the photo. Its symmetry makes it a fun choice for this technique. I had a fire burning in the fireplace - but not on the living floor as this photo might suggest. The "zoom-burst" created that distortion of the fire, and also distorted the light rays coming in through the windows.
The next one turned out differently because you can see our windows at the wide angle and most zoomed points in the photo - creating an almost 3-dimensional effect. The fire isn't as crazy looking but I like tunnel-like perspective of this one.
Thanks for the uplifting comments yesterday. I've spent a decent part of my day supine with ice on my knee. I'd say that I followed instructions for about half the day. That's pretty good for independent-minded me!