I’ve been re-processing some of my old shots from Korea recently, and two of the shots I did were of Jindo Gae, the national dogs of Korea that originated on the island I used to live on. Here are the two shots. The top photo was my first ever shot of a Jindo Gae (as well as one of my photos from my first day in Korea in general), and remains my favorite. The second photo is of “Sadie”, a starving Jindo Gae that I temporarily adopted for a few months until her owner started taking better care of her.
I recently found an old archive of original files from the year I spent living in my truck, driving all over the east coast. Some of my favorite photos are also the ones that provoke the most nostalgia for me: my photos of fall in the Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts, where I went to college. While Virginia has a longer period of fall foliage, there is no beating the intensity of color to be found in New England in late September/early October.
These photos were all taken with my old Canon 30D, in the fall of 2007. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.
Last week I went down to La Plata, Maryland to make strawberry jam with a friend of mine. We took several breaks throughout the day, and at one point her husband called us out into the yard to see something. It was a black rat snake! Now, most of you probably don’t know this, but I love snakes, and I used to have six of them as pets when I was a kid. Rat snakes are not poisonous and are typically fairly friendly, so I picked the 3.5 foot long snake up off the ground. It was very friendly and I held it and played with it for several minutes. Though my friend graciously took some photos of me holding the snake, I took some of my own while holding the snake! It took some careful maneuvering, especially since the snake was constantly in motion, but I like some of the shots I got, and this one is most definitely my favorite.