The past few weeks I have been perfecting my technique of “Shoulder Shots”. That is taking snapshots over my shoulder behind me while I’m riding or walking or 4-wheeling.
What is the purpose of this? ( I know you are wondering)
1. First and foremost, for my own entertainment.
2. I’m very curious to see what goes on back there.
I travel with a pretty large posse. Something is always happening.
My process of “Shoulder Shots” is pretty simple. I think I may patent it though.
1. Pocket camera set on “Burst”.
2. Try to hold onto horse or 4-wheeler with left hand and not fall off or run into anything.
3. Aim in the general direction behind me.
4. Hold the shutter down and take a boat-load of photos, hoping for the best.
5. Go home. Put disk in MacBook.
5. Flip through a hundred photos and delete most of them. Crop as needed.
6. Put together a sequence and try to tell a story. (Pray for humor)
In perfecting my technique, I have discovered something so .. soooo… uh … ubiquitous.
I just love the word ubiquitous. I’ve been dying to use it in a sentence forever. I used to have to look it up whenever I came across it in a book. But now I proudly know what it means and how to use it in a sentence.
ubiq-ui-tous : adj (1830) existing or being everywhere at the same time : constantly encountered : omnipresent
While editing my “Shoulder Shots”, I became keenly aware of the ubiquitous presence of a little white dog.
I used to wonder what goes one back there. Now I know.
ubiquitous : synonym, little white dog.
Love, Cowgirl Red aka Terah
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