Éva and Eva explore a stream draining into Mill Creek at Bear’s Den. This was the first park we visited with Eva, and it was the first time I saw her substantially wag her tail. She also had no problem barrelling through the water – although it seemed to surprise her, as if she hadn’t expected ‘wetness’. Éva, on the other hand, was a seasoned park goer, and had begun to step onto rocks to avoid getting wet.
I’m still working on depth of field, especially on wide-area shots. I had come to a good understand of it with macro-shots of herps, but I haven’t had a chance to photograph many of those in Ohio and Georgia. Not only is setting the correct aperture for a shot important here, but composure can obviously make or break the photograph. I’ve taken a few shots in the past when an out-of-focus foreground rock draws the eye to the broader landscape, which was my intention here but with reduced success.
This is, again, Bear’s Den in Mill Creek Park.
Soon after purchasing my digital SLR, Allison began pestering me to take photographs of her – from viewing a waterfall, to poorly done senior-picture-like photographs. I attributed it to her unique quirkiness, but after having gone to Mill Creek Park with her father, I now realize it was inherited. While Allison has subdued her requests for photographs of herself on hikes, since I deny her most times, her father, Larry, has not been conditioned as such; he asked me to photograph he and himself with Allison at every site worth seeing. Here are a few…
This Christmas, we delivered Eva to Allison’s parents, while we brought Éva back to Atlanta. Here the two dogs enjoy exploring Bear’s Den at Mill Creek Park.
An old, but still running, flour mill in Mill Creek Park, Youngstown, Ohio.