I took my camera anyway and walked the half mile to where I thought I had left them. I found the sunglasses after just a few minutes then set about making some images.
The light was flat as I walked through the woods looking for scenes I liked. The picture above shows what I saw and it wasn't very good.
So I got creative and started playing with slower shutter speeds and controlled motion. I made the image at the top of the page by focusing and then moving the camera downward during the exposure. Focus, press shutter release while moving the camera down. That's how the top image was made.
The amount I moved the zoom during the exposure determined how much motion was in the final image.
I know others will think this is a no brainer and no big deal, but for me it was a leap.
At the time, this is what the forest looked like.
At the same time using the same camera and settings I was able to make this. I prefer the second image.
She waited and I waited. Then I said "hello" and she took a couple of jumps to my side, stopped and looked at me some more. I put the camera up and made a few more tree photos as she ran off.