I spent most of the morning working on the photos from yesterday’s shoot with Cindy (the model whose doing a portfolio for herself). I am about three-quarters done now on that project. I decided around lunch time it was time for me to get a hair cut. I needed one, and I needed the distraction too. After that I headed down to the river to shoot whatever I could. I have been dealing with a dirty sensor on my A77, and I wanted to make sure that I got all of it cleaned. I did not–the spot is still there.
If you look carefully at the above image, in the upper left hand corner, about 1 CM along the upper edge, you can see a blurry dark speck. That is some sort of dust right on the sensor, and it is driving me up the wall. Tomorrow I will buy some contact sensor cleaner and hopefully that will solve my problem. I am really hoping that this is not a camera defect.
It was a perfect summer day. We are actually getting some warm weather. There were droves of people down at the river in Fort Langley around lunchtime. I was surprised. Most of the people were stay-at-home mother’s taking their young kids down to the beach for some play time. This time of year, all the older kids are in school, so this is the Mom’s get-a-way spot for Fort Langley. The Sun, the river, and lack of drunken idiots makes it the effector spot to let the kid loose in the water.
The trails on Bray Island were also full of people. Mostly retired folks who are at the camping facilities with their R.V.s. Again, I am sure they were enjoying having no older kids, and hooligans around this time of year.
A Dog’s Life
There were a couple of woman who were taking their dogs for a run in the river, and I asked if I shoot some action shots of the dogs having water fights. I got some really great shots. The dogs played for about five minutes until they had enough, and thankfully I used the shutter burst mode to get 15 shots in each go. I have 70 frames of these dogs.
I like this shot because it has some of the best slashes in it.
Well, time to get back to work.