Sometimes you just need to get out of town, literally.
Today John, Kona, Coal, and I headed out to (John's) favorite fishing spot along the Breitenbush River. It was a cold day and the sun wasn't yet high in the sky. Needless to day it was a warm hat day, so John's Christmas hat had its maiden voyage (doesn't it look all fuzzy and warm?).
It was the first time John had fished the Breitenbush with the winter flow and he was just interested in finding out if the rainbow trout wintered in the summer fishing holes. At times our labs splashed in the water next to John as he casted out his line, but he didn't mind as much as usual because the fish weren't biting.
Kona and Coal had a blast running around the woods, sniffing all the things, and checking back in with us as we trekked along the deserted river. While they were being complete goofballs, I was using my favorite combination of my Canon 85mm 1.8 lens and Canon Rebel (lightweight and beautiful bokeh - a perfect combo).
I would have to say that it does take a lot of practice (and blurry photos) to shoot almost wide open with dogs running straight at you to get their eyes in focus and not their tails. As always, click on the images above to see everything in detail. And a helpful hint to tell the dogs apart: Kona has a blue collar with the classic lab ears and beautiful brown eyes, and Coal has the goofy ears, fluffier tail, and the black collar.
I know Coal isn't in focus, but I couldn't help but share this photo. I think it really illustrates how much fun they were having. Plus Coal runs super fast, so he's almost always a blur, unless you catch him as he's just starting to run. And of course Kona looks just as happy chasing after Coal.
I would love to see your comments below of what you think of our little jaunt in the woods.
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