The Dog Days of Summer

Thank you for your patience –

My wonderful web designers will be making some changes (hopefully today) to help with the readability of 24.

In the meantime,

I’ve begun playing with a “waterproof” GoPro HD Hero 2 (Outdoor Edition) camera.

I haven’t even had time to read the instructions for it yet.

I opened the camera box yesterday afternoon, jumped in the pool with it, took a few shots, didn’t edit them –

And I’m sharing them today.

I love them ANYWAY!

In fact, I maybe love them more because of the simplicity …

Golden Retriever smiling at the pool

I’ve been yearning for underwater housing for my Canon 5D Mark III, but it doesn’t make sense to purchase it.  (Underwater housing for a professional camera costs almost as much as the camera does.  I would never get enough use out of it to make it worth the cost.)

My son has loved experiences he’s had shooting videos with a GoPro, so I was eager to have an opportunity to “play” with one.

I find myself really liking the old fashioned, much less polished, look to the shots.

Golden Retriever Dog Jumping into swimming pool to get ball

Doc, my golden retriever, was more than happy to be my subject as I played around with the settings of the camera.

It’s so fun to be able to show you my perspective as Doc jumps in the pool.

In the above photo, he’s literally “flying” towards me to get his ball.

(Our swims together are pretty much a daily occurence.  I play ball with him, then I swim laps, then I play with him again.)

GoPro shot of dog jumping into pool

It’s a good thing I know what a sweet guy Doc is, or I might be frightened by his giant mouth flying towards me.

I realize none of these shots are the quality I’d get with my “real” camera, but they’re also shots I’d never be able to take with it.

dog retrieving ball in pool

How fun!

Doc had fun!

I had fun!

Golden Retriever dog at swimming pool

When can we do it again?

12 Responses to “The Dog Days of Summer”

  1. Jan's Sushi Bar

    I love them too! The fact you didn’t edit them and they still came out so very well speaks volumes about your skill as a photographer.

  2. Gina

    Doc looks like a fun and loyal companion. Pets are truly an extension of our families, aren’t they?

  3. Dorothy

    First, Yay!!! I can read it again!! (Doing the happy dance) Thank you thank you!!
    Second, love the photos. I am a sucker for animal photos and the photographed water play is wonderful. I want to come play with you both, too! I used to do synchronised swimming and spent my childhood summers in the pool… are so lucky to live where you can swim so often. Our swimming season is about two months, max. Oh and we don’t have a pool lol, I have to go camping to find me one to swim in.
    Keep sharing, love your puppy dog, how sweet is that face?

    • Twenty Four At Heart

      Glad you can read it …
      Still a work in progress!

      I love swimming too. Sadly, my bum arm isn’t cooperating very well lately. : (


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