don’t forget to capture the moment.
We do not remember days, we remember moments.
As a landscape photographer I am often guilty of not capturing my own life and those special family moments within it.
I am the one who goes on a trip with family or friends and can count on one hand the number of images with those people in it. Granted, I find people to be not the most cooperative of subjects and in today’s world many prefer those in the moment ‘selfies’ that they take with their iphones or ipads!
There are special moments though that should not be passed up and on this day I was present enough to recognize that and to capture what was right in front of me.
Henry, a 14 year old Staffordshire Bull Terrier, was one of the great joys of our life. He was funny, incorrigible, uncooperative at best, and oddly enough always smelled like hay?!
This image was taken in the last months of his life and I treasure it for so many reasons. I was sitting on the steps, camera in my lap, having just been out photographing some winter snowfall. Henry had been marching around barking at the roof plops, that snow that slides in an avalanche fashion off of metal roofs after the sun comes out, when his Dad came home from work.
There was a lot of barking and wiggling around and then I think my heart broke just a little as his hands supported this old dog who leaned into the sun and took in the love that he had always known…
and then he was gone.