My plan had been to take shots of Bailey jumping on rocks in the woods. When he was a puppy, we trained him to climb rocks and jump off. Now he does that whenever we go for walks, hoping to get treats.
But I procrastinated.
This afternoon, with the deadline looming, we took Bailey to the beach. He played so vigorously with a terrier at the beach that he was limping when we got home.
I'm sure he'll be fine tomorrow....but meanwhile, I had to quickly come up with a different photo subject in the fading afternoon light.
Enter Carrot Top
This stuffed bunny has traveled far and wide...Alaska, Turkey, Greece.
I am sure he didn't mind jumping around in the driveway.
Bailey liked this game, but not as much as when we did the scarf photo shoot. If you look closely at this picture, you can see the hand of Mr. LifeLoomsLarge, who launched the bunny into the air and kept Bailey from chasing it on the way down.
Bailey loved this assignment.
Somehow Carrot Top always looks Photoshopped into these pictures, but I promise he was really sailing (er, jumping) through the air.
I thought I'd learned the lesson that when I have the right conditions for a photo, I should take the picture right away.
Today's assignment reinforces that lesson. Procrastination is not this photographer's friend.
(My very long driveway and private yard is a great asset! The neighbors may think I'm crazy, but they don't get to see proof too often!)