26.1.11

Finding Rhythm

After a long day at the office
This is by far my favourite photo of the week and was a little lesson in why I insist on lugging my DSLR around with me everywhere. Typical story really - 9pm at night and on the way home from German I still haven't taken my photo of the day - I'm half-heartedly contemplating cheating and just taking it tomorrow.  And then I see this - this dog, sitting quite happily if not somewhat ambivalently on the tram seat as if, say, he's coming home from work, or German, or whatever occasion might cause someone to be out at 9pm on a wintry night.  And so I quickly grabbed my camera and snapped a few shots. He didn't seem to notice or mind a bit and everything about this shot makes me giggle from the inside-out.

As for rhythm this week I haven't really done too much.  I'm in Vienna for the week, so no yoga practice or much grocery shopping but I am planning on getting out for a walk in the forest and I'm convinced that connecting with the rhythm of nature's seasons must count for something.  Plus I've been crossing off a few major knitting projects which have been looming over me for months.  I finally finished the long awaited vest which will get it's very own post once I can get Matthias and the vest outside to photograph and I also started some better-late-than-never baby gifts for a few babies born in December and January.



Linking up to Lisa's Creative Challenge this week too 

23 comments:

Li + Belle said...

The photo of the dog is great. It makes me smile.

Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries said...

I cannot believe you're actually knitting! How cool is that? Probably as cool (or cooler) than that pup on the S-Bahn! :D
xxx

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Kristina said...

The shot of the dog is hilarious!! And I also like the one in the S-Bahn station, with the orange columns.
What baby gifts do you have in mind?
Viele Gruesse nach Wien, Kristina

Jane said...

Just fabulous, Clare! What a classic. Love it. J x

justine said...

that is an absolutely fantastic shot, brilliant! it just shows we can't ever afford to leave our cameras at home!

Em {Emerging Em} said...

Hahaha, that dog is hilarious! Reminds me of one of my dogs...whenever she rides in the car, she sits up straight in the front seat and looks out the windows like a person. It's so funny! :)

Tara said...

I have recently started bringing my camera every where I go too! Although now that I always have it, I don't take it out and take pictures as often as I should!

Eva said...

That dog is awesome, ha! I wish I was in Vienna now.. lucky. : ) I'm about to go off on a snowy walk in the forest, too! Have a fantastic day Clare!

Anika said...

HA!! The dog does look like she/he's coming home from a day of work. What a cute commuter!

Brandi {not your average ordinary} said...

Clare, that first photo is incredible -- the pup is so cute! I haven't found my rhythm yet, let alone nature's. I just feel SO behind all the time and I'm beginning to panic a bit. I'm hoping that I have some time to get caught up by the time Sunday night rolls around.

Tricia said...

That's adorable & definitely a 'giggler'! =)

lisa said...

This is great Clare! Shots like these are the reason my camera, lenses, tripod and anything else I can think of go with me wherever I go. Sure, at times it's inconvenient, and sometimes people look at you like you're crazy, but one shot like the one you got here is so worth it all.
Thank you so much for sharing this today at The Creative Exchange. So perfect for it!
Have a wonderful day!

lisa.

onagracenote said...

That first image is so funny! The dog looks so calm and relaxed - great photo. Di

Dorian Susan said...

This is such a great photo Clare. Makes me smile and giggle too. Such a jacket on that little guy. Love your POV....and the yellow really pops. Nicely seen and captured.

Pat said...

Wonderful shot! Little bulldog sitting there like a person - so cute!

gina said...

Wonderful capture of that bulldog! Okay, you're right, we need to take our DSLRs everywhere.

tchesney said...

That sweet spot of focus on the dog is just perfect...I am loving this shot!

Jamie said...

Okay - that photo is totally awesome! I really must pack my camera. However since I live and work from home my chances of seeing something this awesome are slim to none.

urban muser said...

I am in love with that dog photo! And, can't wait to see the finished vest.

CHECKS AND SPOTS said...

Love the pooch in the parka shot! It made me giggle out loud!

Stephanie said...

Enjoy Vienna! Though at this time of year I miss Berlin most, I also have been thinking about Vienna. That is such a great shot of the dog.

SJ said...

i think one of my favourite things in the world is animals acting like humans. never ceases to crack me up.

awesome photo :)

emma said...

this photo just made my day