I very rarely take good, clear pictures of George in action. Not that I don’t want to. I do, in fact, take hundreds of photos of him running, playing, chasing and generally bouncing about. It’s just that most of them come out blurred, out of focus and pretty much unusable.
…or like this!
It’s a bit of a shame, really. In an ideal world, that second picture would have been a cracker. I blame the failure of these two shots and countless others on my ancient camera – which is too slow for George’s speed – and my limited photographic skills.
Since I’m not a quitter, I’ve decided to do something about it. Ideally, I should buy a new camera. Or take a photography course. Or both. A new camera is in the cards, sometimes in the near future. The photography course isn’t, due to time constraints.
Realistically, until we purchase the new piece of technology we need, what I’ve got to do is take the camera with me when we go out with the dog. I learnt this today, during George’s lunchtime walk, when my persistence was rewarded with a couple of good shots. Good enough to put on the blog, that is.
Today we were lucky to have the whole field for ourselves, so I got out the tennis ball and tempted George with a game. He was up for it. So I passed the ball to my husband and grabbed the camera. I must have taken about 30 photos whilst the boys played. Many of them were no good. But a couple of them I liked. Here’s one (I’m saving the others for another time):
It’s not a picture to do justice to George’s beautiful movement, but it’s a start. At least it’s not blurred. Maybe there is hope for some more ‘action posts’ in the future.