Saturday, March 5, 2011

Ducks, The Kid and Lulu

Living in the Seattle area amounts to two kinds of weather except for the month of August.  'Wet' and 'not wet at the moment'.  While the rest of the country got buried under feet of snow all winter, we got.... wet.

Today it was 'not wet at the moment', so we went to Decoursey Park to check out the ducks, get some fresh air - and of course play with the Glory Lens again.  I have been itching to get out and play with the Glory Lens since the tutu experience, but the 'wet' got in the way.

During tutu-gate, I primarily left my aperture at 1.6 to see what kind of bokeh I could achieve.  While I loved the creamy, dreamy blur, I learned that hitting focus just right so shallow is a skill I need to develop - so this time, I played with aperture and really used it like I would at any shoot.  I am in love.

You can't go to Decoursey and not see ducks.

Do you see the lining on that jacket?  Grandma knows fashion!

But the best part is the back.

Hey look, another duck (goose, whatever)

Is it weird that I love to walk slow and take pictures from behind?

I'm not exactly sure what she was looking at, but she was seriously pondering it.

A small little glimpse of sun.  It's all so foreign

And it wouldn't just be me if I didn't do a black and white edit...

And then there was Lulu.  This dog was the smelliest dog I have ever encountered, but she cracked me up.  It's Lulu's world, we're just living in it.
Please please please stay 'not wet at the moment' for a little longer than a moment next time!  It totally started raining when we got in the car to go.  Oh well, we got a little taste of Spring.... for a moment. 

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