2011 Walk for the Animals

Nearly 1,000 people and 500 animals did not let a few showers and a couple downpours intermixed with some sun breaks stop them from enjoying the annual Walk for the Animals event at beautiful Esther Short Park.  As a “student” of David Childs’ Photography 101 classes in Spot, I thought I could take some good photos but realized quickly that taking photos of excited dogs in this active environment was a little difficult.  I took hundreds of photos and ended up tossing most of them out!  The dogs were so stimulated by what was going on that they would look away from the camera immediately or come charging at it to check it out.  It was good practice and I did manage to capture a few good shots plus a blue sky sun break.  All in all, everyone had a great time no matter what and that’s what really counts.  Photos by Vonnie Harris.