I don’t recall scooters being popular in my neighborhood when I was a kid.  My friends and I were more into bikes and roller skates … the old fashioned skates that fit over your shoes and had a key!  I always had boo boos on my knees from falling when learning to roller skate on the bumpy sidewalks!  Today I often see kids tooling around on scooters.  They look like fun and there are probably no training wheels required!  🙂

The photographer’s height can have a huge impact on a photograph.  For example … I am “vertically challenged” and have difficulty seeing down into the water lilies when they are in the center of the pond.  Unless they are tilted toward me, I would need a ladder to photograph the centers of these flowers.  A taller person may not have that issue at all.  If you are photographing in a group and people stand in front of you, being tall is a clear advantage when you can see and shoot over their heads.  Of course, the shorter folks are usually allowed to go in front … I like that!

This was the first time I’ve ever seen a Bearded Collie dock diving!  The flying fur was amazingly fun to photograph!
(WestWind Diving Dogs – July 2017)

I think this has quickly become one of my all-time favorite photos!  Dad was photographing mom and baby in the sunflower field last weekend and I grabbed this quick photo when they turned around to admire the huge blooms.

I love this man’s shirt … “I was normal until my first Chessie”.  I think all pet owners can relate.  I need a t-shirt that says, “I was normal until my first Siamese!”  🙂
(WestWind Diving Dogs July 2017)

 

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