Sunday, May 26, 2013
Olga Takes a Plunge
Olga and I went for a long walk along the canal yesterday morning. We walked west, away from the city, and into an aging industrial area where there weren't many pedestrians. I spent part of the walk experimenting with HDR photography of the old brick buildings. HDR compiles multiple images taken at different exposures together to form one image with a much more extensive range of light. It allowed me to capture more color and detail in the buildings, water and sky.
Olga livened things up by falling into the water, head first. I'm not sure she'd ever been swimming before. She sank like a stone before instinct kicked in and she dog-paddled to the surface, a panicked look on her face. Meanwhile I shucked my shoes and camera in order to jump in and rescue her. I was able to lean over the seawall and grab her by the harness to pull her out.
Maybe she'll think twice now about getting too close to the edge. But probably not.