I am excited to be involved in a weekly photo project called 52 Project with other pet photographers around the world. This group originated through Beautiful Beasties Network, a website and forum made for pet photographers by pet photographers. This site has been a huge source of knowledge as I sharpen my skills. While trying to get a small business off the ground sometimes you forget to do important things like continue to take photos everywhere, all the time. The 52 Project is a good nudge in the right direction. Each week one of the Members will chose a different photo topic for the group to focus on that week. Every Friday the Members will post their best photos representing the topic to their blog. This week the topic is Bridges.
I was all pumped up to have my blog up and jump right in to the Week 5 topic – Bridges. Most of the big, impressive looking bridges in Nashville are not all that pet friendly or pet safe. The options appeared to be limited, but after some thought the family piled into the 4 Runner and headed to Crockett Park. We dropped off Tim and Blue, who were knocking out a 5 mile run. Ellie and I found a good parking spot and started walking toward a bridge…or so we thought. A mile later it was determined we may have taken a wrong turn, possibly when we got out of the car. We u-turned, made it back to the car and realized the bridge was less than a quarter of mile in the other direction. Upon arriving at the bridge (finally) it was less than impressive looking. The trees were all naked and the water under the bridge was no where to be seen. A few shots were snapped, but it was doubtful they would be blog worthy. In a stroke of genius we decided to walk a little further to what we remembered to be another bridge not too far away. A half mile later we found the ‘bridge,’ which turned out to be more of a cement walkway with some water. Again photos were taken. Finally arriving back to the car this outing was deemed a failure (except for the exercise). We picked Tim and Blue up 45 minutes late and were discouraged at our lack of magical photo opportunities.
Saturday’s disaster almost led to giving up on the bridges assignment, but I bucked up and gave it one more shot. I’m glad I did. This time Blue got the nod and off we went to Ellington Agricultural Center to sniff out their bridges. The light was better, the walk was shorter and the scenery much more appealing. Blue was a good little model who gladly accepted his treat and tennis ball rewards. Hope you enjoy and come back every Friday for a new topic!
Now check out Ann Kearns take on bridges http://www.annkearns.com/2012/02/52-project-week-5-bridges/. Keep on looking until you end up back here. Have fun!