Saturday, February 12, 2011

Winter walk

This morning, I went for a walk with this guy:



and this guy:



To our usual place.





In the warmer months, the lake at the end of our block looks like this:



But in February, it looks like this:



Kinda desolate.



But that's ok. With no people at the park, we can drop the leash and let Murphy play. Rob finds a stick.



Tosses it:



And Murphy acts like its his job to bring it back as quickly as possible.



Sometimes Rob takes photos too. Even though it's 20 degrees outside (which feels like a heat wave compared to last week's -10), we still need to bundle up. For me, that means:

  • Thigh high socks (these ones)
  • Waterproof Sorel winter boots
  • Long sleeve thermal underwear shirt
  • Wool Columbia hoodie
  • Double-layer Columbia jacket
  • You know, the other stuff - hat, gloves, pants



I may be bulky, but at least I'm warm. Also check out my wing span:


"The fish was thisssss big!"

I'm so ready for spring. Who's with me?

The end.

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Photo info
(I'm going to try to include this information when I remember because I know it's helpful for other photo enthusiasts)

Camera: Sony a850
Average settings: f3.5, 1/500, ISO 400 (manual exposure, auto focus)
Lens: Tamron 28-75mm f2.8
Processing with: Photoshop CS5 - some regular curves adjustments, contrast, and then an action called "Twitterpated" from Paint the Moon's brand new Blessings collection. These are some of my favorite actions. They aren't free (like most actions I post), but they are so worth the money. Trust me.

Before and after the "Twitterpated" action:

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