No Dogs on Grass! What Grass?

no dogs on grass snowI hope everyone and their pets got through the Polar Vortex ok.  Most of the country experienced record breaking temperatures yesterday and this morning.  Unless of course you live in Southern California in which case the rest of the country hates all of you and all the snarky social media posts and comments about how warm it is Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange County, etc.

Anyway, I thought for Wordless Wednesday it would be fun to post a snow related picture.  Sometimes we pass this “No Dogs on Grass” sign while walking Cody and Sierra.  While I understand why they specify “No Dogs on Grass” if you check the picture you will see there is no grass.  So it's not a rule we needed to follow since there was snow on the ground.

It should be noted this picture was not taken during the Polar Vortex since we did not have snow yesterday it was just incredibly cold.  We took it when we had snow on the ground last week, which was not too long ago.  If you like our Wordless Wednesday picture please let us know.

Wordless Wednesday: Beautiful Pictures of Cody and Sierra

I was looking for some good pictures of Cody and Sierra for this Wordless Wednesday BlogHop and dug up these gems I took awhile ago with our Canon Rebel with a standard 50mm lens.  I think it shows what that quality camera equipment really makes all the difference when taking pictures.

English shepherd english shepherdIf you are thinking of investing in a better point-and-shoot or DSLR (Digital Single Len Reflex) camera I would highly recommend spend the money.  Your smartphone pictures might come out ok and I've taken plenty of good ones, but you can't compare that with the quality you get from better camera equipment in my opinion.

What do professional and amateur photographers think?  Do you get annoyed when people think their smartphones can do the job?  How do you convince you friends, family, neighbors, etc. that you've got the good equipment?