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Taking Winning Shots is Never Incidental

After I had retired, and my wife and I had moved to Kelowna, BC from Montreal I became quite serious about digital photography, a luxury I could never have enjoyed while working. Exploring the beautiful Okanagan Valley while hiking with my wife, Jane and our Golden Retriever became a large part of our new outdoor life. Having been married only a short time, I can remember my wife, who knew I was a committed photographer, once asking me why I very rarely ever brought along my camera.

The Tea Room by the canal

The Toll House Tea Room, Berkshire, UK NIKON D300 + 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 50mm, ISO 250, 1/200, f/7.1

I had to admit it seemed like a paradox to me – a reasonable question for which I had no answer! Fast forward a year or so and the answer emerges into the light of day. Here is my take on the question of walking the dog and being creative.