Sunday, May 15, 2011

Darn snake

Last night I spent hours going over my pictures and my camera setting trying to figure out what Im doing wrong.  So off I went again to try some pictures over again.  I had written down the shots with the setting I used and what I thought I needed to change. Yesterday I spent 3 hours there. Today I only wanted to spend a short time and then go to the clubs Obedience trial to practice shots there.  You know that saying , the best laid plans. LOL
I got down to the river and carried the dogs across the first river cross.  Both dogs will cross the second area by themselves, usually. This is before the second river cross, which is behind the dogs in the picture.



These were taken after crossing the second river area.





 After going out on the rock, you go thur the forest part of this little island.  That's where Ive been taking the pictures of the dogs jumping the log. Miley is finally in focus. But she could have had a better jumping style. LOL

Guiness is a little blurry because he jumped off center. I had my camera lined up to focus on the center point in the middle of the pathway.

So after going thur this area , you come down the the river again. This is the area you come to. But I didnt take this picture today. I just wanted to show you what it looks like.  So I come down to this and into the water goes a snake. I scream.

 After getting over being frozen with fear, I got my camera out and took a picture of the snake swimming across the river.  OMG, what was I going to do. My husband was on the other side. He didnt cross the river with me because he didnt bring the right shoes to walk in the water.  When I screamed, he asked me what was wrong. I told him there was a snake.  He said I had to cross. I told him I couldnt, not with the snake in the water.  He again told me I had to.  No I didnt. I'll wait out the snake.  I watched the snake.  He would some times dive down into the water so I couldnt see him. That scared me even more.  How the heck was I going to cross with a snake in there some where? But I was able to change my lens to the telephoto one to get a better picture. LOL
 He finally surfaced again and then swam down stream.  He got to the other side and stopped with his head resting on rock at the waters edge.   So my husband kept an eye on the snake , I picked up both dogs and carried them thru both river crossing.   I didnt get to practice my shots of Miley running thur the water. Ugh, and now I wont be able to go back for a while until I get my nerve back.  Right now all I can think of is snakes.   I didnt make it to the obedience trial because I spent to much time at the park waiting for the snake to finish swimming. Ugh, I HATE SNAKES!!

On another note, here is a link a friend sent me  for a camera simulator.  It will help you understand aperture and shutter speed. http://camerasim.com/camera-simulator.html

8 comments:

Sara said...

I think I'm going to have snake nightmares tonight!

Marie said...

With the flooding on the road where we walk, it's bringing all kind of animals that we don't see everyday out into view. Of course, one was a snake...I had to think of you. The only positive thing I can think of to say is that I don't seem to see them nearly as often as you do, and that makes me very, very happy. I HATE snakes.

Ricky the Sheltie said...

That snake is a total photoshoot ruiner! LOL!

Reilly / Bree said...

That would be so scary !!! But you still managed some awesome photos.

Berts Blog said...

I am glad you got most of the pictures before the snake incident.

My Vickie loves your photos and so do I.

That snake looked like a killer snake. You should be very careful.

They are sneaky critters.

Bert

Dawn said...

What kind of snake was it? The photos prior to the snake were great!

Priscilla said...

I'd have screamed my lungs out if I were you!!! I'm not a snake person either, ewwww....

Diana said...

Dawn, I think it was a young cottonmouth.