I had one of those walks this morning where I just followed my nose and photographed whatever took my fancy, armed with just a single prime lens. Leaving our road, I encountered Bisou, one of the neighbourhood cats, relaxing under a bush so I went and said hello and took his photo.
Nearby I saw a gentleman walking his elderly Labrador. We’ve crossed paths quite often and said hello, but today I stopped for a brief chat (at a distance, of course!) and I photographed his dog. I learnt that she’s called Doddy and definitely has a stubborn streak. When she decides she needs a rest nothing or no one will move her! To say thank you I gave her a tickle around the ears and I will make a print to pass on to her owner next time I see him.
I then wandered through the village and down to the church. A clump of cow parsley caught my eye en-route and I had some fun with the incredibly shallow depth of focus my chosen lens is capable of. Wandering around the churchyard (sadly the church itself is locked at the moment) I found some interesting architectural details to photograph, especially the textures in the fabric of the church itself.
Finally I wandered home, following a footpath I’ve never walked before. Somewhat disconcertingly it eventually seemed to take me through someone’s back garden. This threw me but I checked the signage and I really was in the right place! Even better, there was an old tractor in the garden so I was glad I persevered.
1 May 2020