The radiant colors of fall in Boston call us outdoors. If you are lucky enough to have a dog to walk, you can spend hours wandering the streets and parks.
Your pup will sniff the fallen leaves and you can pull out a phone or camera to record memories of your time together.
Pick a Destination
We walk the Commonwealth Avenue Mall daily and never cease to be rewarded with gorgeous sights as the seasons pass. Slow down, look around, and you can find beauty in many corners of our city. All that green that sets us apart from cities with more pavement and concrete will blaze into color in the weeks ahead.
Call a few dog walking pals and you can quickly organize a day of fun for your whole gang. Suggest that everyone bring cameras or use their phones to take and share some photos of the day.
My favorite photos of me with my Westie Maggie Mae were taken by a friend when we were out on a walk together. She caught a candid shot of me holding Maggie with big smiles on both our faces, printed it, tucked it into an album, and gave it to me for my birthday. I had it framed and it is on display on my bookshelf. Now that Maggie is gone, it’s a precious memory of a happy day with her.
Photowalks Are Fun
It’s not about who has the best camera or who knows how to choose all the manual settings. It’s about collecting views, visions, and vistas. It’s about recording happy moments, shared laughs, and memories.
If ten people walk through the Public Garden and take ten photos of people sitting enjoying the scene with their dogs, those photos will all be different and will tell ten stories from ten perspectives.
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Words: Penny Cherubino
Photography: © 2013 Penny & Ed Cherubino