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It's a Family Affair... | by Jerry Fryer
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It's a Family Affair...

Twilight dabbling training for cygnets


Same place as the previous shot but the following day - completely different colours going on here & a lot mistier (less breezy).

- Just as Carlos says - there's never one sunset the same!


If you are forced like me to feed your addiction to coastal shots & getting your tripod wet by visiting rivers or lakes - you may understand my two biggest hates?


The first is the Cheery dog walker that likes throwing logs or sticks into lakes in front of me - doesn't happen too much because I've mastered a certain disapproving look especially for these moments.

If that fails I can swear like a trooper (being as common as muck) -although I haven't had to do this yet :)

I don't have a problem with dogs at all - just the opposite provided their owners show some common courtesy & do their log throwing thing further down out of my viewpoint - after all dogs just want to have fun not look at the Sunset!!!

The other is Swans - which have a gift for ruining shots sometimes - it's almost as though it's sport for them - "let's see if we can destroy this photographer's shot for as long as we possibly can"

Having just been freed up by the splashing dogs who'd just gone home with their owners to watch that afternoon game show with Alexander Armstrong - you can imagine my feelings of dread with wonderful twilight colouring in the sky & flawless reflections on the lake, at seeing a swan with it's family poking its neck around the clump of reeds!

Luckily they were very well behaved on this occasion - almost serene & the wildfowl photobombing became a welcome addition to the shot :)


Many thanks to everyone who took the trouble to view comment or fave :)

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Taken on December 5, 2016