Shortly after seating for a few minutes on a rock in the middle of a stream, a began to toss a few rocks into the water, hoping for a nice capture [Ravine Zen]. All of the sudden, most likely due the noise of me tossing rocks, a Labrador Retriever splashed into the water trying to get at me. This was very funny, as not only was the river quite deep between us but it was horribly cold and I do not think the dog realized this when jumping in. However while it hesitated whether to go after me (to play, I am sure) or returning to it’s master who at this point was screaming at it loudly to return, it allowed me to get this great capture. Second later, the dog along with his jogging master we gone.
Looking at the shot during my workflow, the musical score of Lassie just kept popping in my head, since the palette and colour scheme do nothing but remind me of that old TV series. As the fearless and ever loyal dog searched for help for good old Timmy who had fulfilled his weekly contract by dutifully fallen into yet another well.
Taken with a D700, 50mm at what I think was f1.8.