Sunday, February 17, 2013

Walking the dogs


As we meandered down the trail to the Silver River in the Silver River State Park, we came upon these two gentlemen. They were walking their dogs. I asked if I could take their picture and they agreed. One of the dogs immediately lay down and pretended not to notice the camera. The other dog thought he should go back the way they came so it took a little effort to get him to face the camera. In the end, I got the photo, and the men took off. They were not much for conversation. The meeting was kind of mysterious.

Thank you for all your comments on yesterday's post. No, it didn't snow in Ocala. I have read somewhere that a few flakes fell once. In 1986, I think. But I wanted it to snow and Photoshop was able to grant my wish. Below is the original photograph. It was foggy that morning, but fairly warm.

21 comments:

Jack said...

The standing dog has its ears up, ready to attack. RUN!!!

Linda said...

Beautiful dogs, Lowell, even though the gentlemen weren't big on converation, it was nice that they let you take this photo.

Kate said...

Fool me once...I still think it was awfully putty!

RedPat said...

I've been telling everyone that it was snowing in Ocala!! ;-0)) Now I'll have to tell them it was a Photoshop job

We had a cat who loved a camera - any chance to be photographed and he was right there.

Randy said...

You sneaky guy you. Nice looking dogs.

Pierre BOYER said...

:-)
Enjoy your day Lowell !

Pierre

cieldequimper said...

I knew you were kidding!

German Shepherds are so rare here now...

llandudnopictures said...

Never work with animals... or snow ;-)

Cezar and Léia said...

:D you did a great Photoshop work in that picture!Perfect snow moment!

I love the dogs!
Hugs
Léia

Hilda said...

I'm relieved to hear that it was a put-up job! If it was snowing there, I thought we (in the equator) should start getting worried.

Handsome dogs! German Shepherds, right?

Sharon said...

I was pretty sure I would have heard about snow in Florida on the news!
Isn't funny how dogs hate cameras. They really do seem to turn away from a camera whenever one is pointed in their direction.

Birdman said...

Ha! I knew you were up to your old tricks.

Judy said...

Nice looking dogs. My husband and I took a walk with our dog in a local park on Friday and a huge pit bull came charging at us. We had to ward him off with a cane until the owners arrived to retrieve the monster. It was pretty scary.

That darn photoshop gets us every time. (not really, we have the weather channel)

Small City Scenes said...

You must have been suspicious to make the one dog stand at attention and look at you warily. MB

SRQ said...

Looks like a beautiful area for a walk. Sounds like you fooled some folks with the snow!

Karl Demetz said...

I am so sad...no snow today?

Well, at least there are two beautiful dogs :-)

Bibi said...

Hmm...mysterious dog walkers. Hope you don't hear about them on the 7 o'clock news. Gee...snow...or Photoshop snow....howdja do dat?

Kay said...

Oh. So now I see you got out your Photoshop shovel and cleaned things up. I suppose it's an easier job than the folks up north had after Nemo. Did you at least put on a sweater while you worked?

Andy said...

I'm glad to learn that the Florida snow-birds are not suffering.

longbeachpeninsuladailyphoto said...

My dog always sneaks into my photos when I don't want him to, and when I do, he walks away. :-) It looks like it was a lovely day for a walk.

EG CameraGirl said...

Gotta love dogs...even if they don't want to cooperate. :)

"Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again." — Henri Cartier-Bresson