As big Psych fans we wanted to visit the city the TV show is set in, Santa Barbara. But where would we go once we got there. It seemed unrealistic to go to the police station and take photos, and since we have free passes to their zoo and one of the episodes was based there, it seemed like a natural fit. The episode in question has a polar bear framed for the killing of a zoo employee. Well we're sad to learn there are no polar bears at the Santa Barbara Zoo.
This did not hamper the Martin family in any way however. For some reason my lovely wife decided to challenge our oldest Blake to an artistic photo war featuring the zoos semi-wild inhabitants. In some sort of twisted way in known only to her, she was trying to encourage him to develop his natural talent in this area.
This of course made each stop along the zoo route all the more interesting as each competitor in this combat of cameras tried to outdo the other for the most amazing shot of Santa Barbara Zoo! It was like watching two finely-tuned athletes struggle for supremacy on the gymnasium floor. Not really, but it makes for good drama!
So no we need your help as readers of this blog. Readers who do not normally comment, we need your comments. The pictures in this post were all taken by either Blake or Patsy at the Santa Barbara Zoo. We are not going to reveal which ones were taken by whom, so we have completely blind test. If you would kindly tell us which of the pictures you like the best, this will help us in determining to champion of photography in our humble family.
BTW - each set of pictures in this post includes one photo by Blake and one by Patsy, so they have equal chances of winning. You can also comment on my facebook page if you would rather!