What a day...

So many things happened today, I dunno where to start. I had a hectic morning, including 4 reception classes and 2 other jobs (one 20 miles away from the office) all before noon. I was also on my last day of a 7 day stretch, so I'm pretty exhausted as its been a particularly heavy 7 days...

Here's a piece of advice for ya, if you are going to make a stupid joke about something someone said, make sure you actually hear what they said. Unlike me. I swear a teacher called one of the kids Lennon, so I said "which ones McCartney?" (BOOM BOOM!!) She smiled and said "I'm lost..." I then go on to explain I had made a reference to the beatles, "you know Lennon and McCartney?"...still nothing. Turned out she hadn't said Lennon, or anything close. And just to clear it up, there was no kid called Lennon. So next time you fancy making a stupid joke, don't. Just don't do it.

Having quickly changed the subject, I carried on shooting kiddies...

This evening, however, I remembered why I do what I do. I went out with Jo (one of our reporters) to do a feature on the local mountain rescue team, including a dog named Skye. Its something we had been trying to organize for a couple of months now having met them at another job I had been doing. Since that day I'd had a vision in my head of the picture I wanted to do. This evening, after weeks of obsessing, I was able to complete it. The team were super helpful and at times it felt like I had my own crew of assistants, shooting on location on top of a big mountain. It was an awesome experience, a feeling I would love to repeat often throughout my career. These people are amazing, dedicated humans who shy away from the hero status they deserve. They are thoroughly nice and kind, and I have nothing but the utmost respect for them.




A sneak preview...

More tk...

3 comments:

amy.fenton said...

I love that pic Joe! I love the way the dog's looking into the distance... how on earth did you persuade him to do that? Wasn't quite as easy at the sheepdog trials was it!x

Joe Riley (.co.uk) said...

LOL! No, it sure wasn't. I had some help in the form of Jo (sat just out of shot, calling Skye). It was a great time, I loved it :)

debsywebsywoo said...

This picture definately shows off your amazing talents as a photographer, it's photos like these that make me so very proud of you :) and also very proud to talk about you to other people! The Mountain Rescue Team are such great people for what they do and you've captured them in their element. I love it :)

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