Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Sepia Scenes - Sepia Splash



Ah, Sepia Scenes returns at the end of summer, humid days and such. Vacations to relax and do as little as possible. A fine reason to visit the land of 10000 Lakes, more specifically the northern Minnesota watering hole known as Big Stony Lake near Park Rapids, very close to the headwaters of the Mississippi River. The year being 1983, in a place where the fish and mosquitoes are equally plentiful...


My subject today is Brandy, and a nicer doggie than you could possibly imagine. You could throw that branch into the water fifty times, and the dog would retrieve it and drop it at your feet for the fifty-first toss. The sepia seems appropriate as the light blonde Golden Retriever is a sort of sepia in color anyway. Where work is play to a great dog !


21 comments:

Leora said...

This would work great as a Watery Wednesday post, too. Love the shot of Brandy in the water enjoying life.

Patti said...

Hi Leora, Ralph and I haven't gotten into Watery Wednesday yet, but this old photo would certainly fill the bill!

maryt/theteach said...

Like this a lot, Ralph! Good doggie! :)

foto CHIP said...

Someone likes to swim :) A strong will as well :)

Annie said...

What high energy. Our Tanner and Brandy would be in a race for the branch and no doubt exhaust their humans before tiring out themselves.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Cool post, Ralph! Interesting that Patti posted a pretty kitty and you a good looking dog. ;-)

Marice said...

priceless :)

sunnymama said...

Brandy is a great subject! What a fun sepia scene :)

Ellie said...

Bet it was a good feeling to play the game in the heat. The play of light in the water is magical!

Heidi said...

What a fun picture. It almost looks like he swallowed a giant spider and didn't quite get it all in one bite.
Or ver stiff whiskers.
Very nice shot.
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Felisol said...

Hi, Ralph,
What a great comment you made at my blog. You have translated what I tried to say.

Sepia was good making the flickering sunlight in the water come alive.
I can see the Brandy is having a good time swimming and fetching his master's branch.
Look at that proud and contented face!
From Felisol

Dianne said...

I love what the sepia does to the light on the water

goldens are such good good dogs

Vita Stunder said...

Beautiful Ralph!

Have a great day :)
Anna

Tricia said...

Woof, good dog! hehehe

Jew Wishes said...

Aww, Ralph, how lovely! This is a very poignant photo, and beautiful in sepia.

kaye said...

what a fun shot, I especially like the sun glints on the water. If you’d like to drop by and see my sepia scene & window views, they are here. thanks!

Bond said...

very cool shot Ralph...it really lent itself to the sepia effect

Toni... said...

Hi Ralph;

Great sepia shot of your Brandy. I too had a retriever named Brandy many years ago. She was a wonderful pet and friend. Have a great weekend.

Marie Höglund said...

A lovely sepia Ralph!

JunieRose2005 said...

love this!

What a fun doggie you have!! :)


Junie

napaboaniya said...

Cool dog! I know for sure if I'll to throw anything into the water, my dog will simply stare at me and await me to retrieve it myself! *slaps.forehead*