In all of the years I have run at the Ranch, there have been very few times where there have not been model airplanes flying high over the open field neighboring the parking lots. Of course, I never seem to have a good enough camera to capture the picturesque sight of these planes in gliding overhead. On the times where I have brought my DSLR to the open space, the planes have been absent or I haven’t had enough time for the shot.
When I arrived today, I was bummed that I had just removed my DSLR from the car. On top of that, I was also late to meet a friend. As I passed, I overheard one of the guys talking about his model plane. It was the same model as the plane BoBo has been assigned to during his 4 years with the Air Force. I hurried past wishing I could have at least seen the aeromodel being described.
My friend and I enjoyed a long hike. Thanks to unrelenting sciatic pain, I felt it unwise to push my body to run. We both had the time, and Cindy was more than happy to finally hear about my trip to India.
The sun was going down by the time I returned to my car. As I approached, I could hear the model planes soaring in the sky. I thought about how cool it would have been to have Nikita (my DSLR) in my trunk now. Then, I thought about how lucky I was to have Sonia (my fabulous point-and-shoot) in my hydration vest. I snapped a few pictures and hoped that one would be cool enough to post here.
Here it is. What do you think?
Wow! Great shot. Keep Sonia around, she’s a winner.