Smile Damn It

December 11, 2011

We hiked 7 miles. All of us, well, all of us but Fintan (our kitty cat) and I hadn’t taken a single shot. I packed the camera with the intention of grabbing some candid family memories, but once we got into our rhythm I didn’t want to break stride by stopping to dig out my camera or take off my gloves on this cold and frosty Sunday morning. So 2 hours later when we returned to the car, I made everyone gather round for a group shot. My demand was not met with any great enthusiasm, everyone was tired and wanted to go home and eat, but I had just dragged my camera for 7 miles on a combination of hilly, flat and stream like terrain and I was damned if I wasn’t coming out the other side with at least one shot. “So get yourselves on that picnic table and smile, but no blinking, its self-timer.”

Oops, self-timer got us before we were ready.

Ok, ready, “cheeeeese”. Now lets go eat.

2 Responses to “Smile Damn It”

  1. Sarah Shinkins says:

    Hey Karen, lovely photo! How are you keeping?

  2. Karen Shinkins says:

    Keeping well Sarah. Excited to get to Ireland in a couple of weeks and see you all. Counting days.

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