Sunday, July 21, 2013

Encounter by the Ashton Canal

Last Monday I was taking photographs of the Ashton Canal from the footbridge by the Portland Basin. I noticed a woman climbing the steps up to the bridge. She stopped and I wondered for a brief moment if perhaps she thought I was blocking her path, but she was looking down and I saw there was a young squirrel crossing the bridge.

It stopped and looked at me, back at the woman and wondered which way to turn.

It climbed up on the bridge railings. I aimed my camera at the squirrel despite having my sunglasses on and having to shoot almost directly towards the sun. The camera focussed even if my eyes didn't. Another close-up shot is on my photoblog sithenah.

At one point a pigeon flew on the bridge to see what has happening. After a brief period I moved away and the squirrel crawled along the parapet and then jumped into some bushes.

A contribution to Shadow Shot Sunday.
Sunday Bridges at San Francisco Bay Daily Photo and
Camera Critters.


  1. Now that's a surprise! Guess the squirrel decided he'd check out how the other half lives!

  2. Great photos!
    Have a wonderful day!
    Lea's Menagerie

  3. The squirrel is a good feature. :)

  4. Lovely shadows captures.

    Happy Sunday.

  5. Great sequence especially the striped squirrel....

  6. Never had a pigeon get that close. Probably thought the squirrel was getting food from the humans. They know how it works.

  7. Such a little cutiepie! He seems to be posing and you certainly got a lot of detail. Great shots!

  8. Squirrels are so fascinating! naughty and pesky but fascinating.