The Leaf Collection

     I don't know if anyone else is into leaves, but me I am crazy about leaves - summer, autumn, spring - they are a perfect target. 
The combinations of colours, shapes and textures are simply endless and that is the beauty of it! Unfortunately, for now the time for shooting leaves is over. The other day I found the last leaves for the season, the wind took care of what was left on the trees and even on the ground. Until next year.
So this is my autumn collection 2012. Enjoy.











And then the leaves are all gone...
That does not mean there is nothing left to photograph


Thanks for the visit!

Man's best friend

This post is for my wonderful, faithful, beautiful, funny, crazy boxer Patch. Since he is my most devoted photo companion, I decided that he deserves my gratitude for keeping me company for the last 5 years. While I snap away happily, he patiently waits for me to finish and continue with our countryside ramblings together.

boxer puppy looking up

 He was just 2 months old when he joined our family. 
He could fit in the crook of my arm.
boxer puppy   collage

But then he grew up so fast 
boxer puppy

boxer puppy

boxer dog portrait

     He loves to play, bark at stones (seriously!!), chase after stones in the lake (if someone agrees to throw them for him he can run and splash for hours), sleep (a lot), pretend to be a sofa cushion, and all in all he is just a big softy. Normally no one believes that because he is so strong and big!!
boxer dog portrait

boxer dog collage

He really wishes he could fly  
boxer dog jumping

He loves walking with me and appreciates a good view.

boxer dog portrait

boxer dog portrait

boxer dog

We are so good together

boxer dog

He is very curious, 
always comes to investigate what I am doing
boxer dog

He is simply wonderful!! 
boxer dog  collage

He knows how to express himself pretty well. 

He doesn't really need to talk 
his eyes can say it all

boxer dog portrait    


boxer dog portrait

This one means: 
How much longer are you going to take photos here!!! 
LETS GOOOOOO!
boxer dog portrait

 He loves his friends
boxer dog portrait  © Annie Japaud Photography

boxer dog portrait

He loves a good nap  
boxer dog sleeping

And guarding the house
boxer dog portrait

Thank you Patch for being such a great friend!
boxer dog portrait

LOokINg for tREasurE

I went to the park today looking for treasure. 
 And that is exactly what I found. 
The conditions were far from perfect but it appears we are in the rainy season so... The wind was too strong to hold the camera steady and the rain kept drifting into my eyes. I had to clean the lens every few minutes and almost shoot blind but I think it all came out fine at the end
thanks to the photogenic qualities of the oak leaves.
All in all, my quest for treasure was a success.  










The park was in a bit of a rough spot. 
And it still continues to rain...

Early morning photo walk

© Annie Japaud Photography, Bog Road, Oughterard, Galway, Ireland


It started out wet and drizzly. It was still a bit dark and yet the light was soft, the colourful autumn attire of the trees was gently saturated. There was a marvelous feeling of calmness and peace in the air. 

© Annie Japaud Photography, Bog Road, Oughterard, Galway, Ireland

© Annie Japaud Photography, Bog Road, Oughterard, Galway, Ireland

© Annie Japaud Photography, Bog Road, Oughterard, Galway, Ireland

© Annie Japaud Photography, Bog Road, Oughterard, Galway, Ireland

© Annie Japaud Photography, Bog Road, Oughterard, Galway, Ireland

© Annie Japaud Photography, Bog Road, Oughterard, Galway, Ireland

© Annie Japaud Photography, Bog Road, Oughterard, Galway, Ireland

© Annie Japaud Photography, Bog Road, Oughterard, Galway, Ireland

© Annie Japaud Photography, Bog Road, Oughterard, Galway, Ireland

© Annie Japaud Photography, Bog Road, Oughterard, Galway, Ireland

© Annie Japaud Photography, Bog Road, Oughterard, Galway, Ireland

At the end the sun came up and the colours changed.

© Annie Japaud Photography, Bog Road, Oughterard, Galway, Ireland

© Annie Japaud Photography, Bog Road, Oughterard, Galway, Ireland

© Annie Japaud Photography, Bog Road, Oughterard, Galway, Ireland

© Annie Japaud Photography, Bog Road, Oughterard, Galway, Ireland

© Annie Japaud Photography, Bog Road, Oughterard, Galway, Ireland

© Annie Japaud Photography, Bog Road, Oughterard, Galway, Ireland

© Annie Japaud Photography, Bog Road, Oughterard, Galway, Ireland

© Annie Japaud Photography, Bog Road, Oughterard, Galway, Ireland

© Annie Japaud Photography, Bog Road, Oughterard, Galway, Ireland

The walk finished with blue sky and blinding sunlight.

© Annie Japaud Photography, Bog Road, Oughterard, Galway, Ireland

© Annie Japaud Photography, Bog Road, Oughterard, Galway, Ireland

© Annie Japaud Photography, Bog Road, Oughterard, Galway, Ireland

© Annie Japaud Photography, Bog Road, Oughterard, Galway, Ireland

© Annie Japaud Photography, Bog Road, Oughterard, Galway, Ireland


© Annie Japaud Photography, Bog Road, Oughterard, Galway, Ireland

Oughterard, Co Galway, IrelandThe Bog Road Photo Walk


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