Sunday, November 13, 2011

Sunday Stills - Potluck With A Purpose

I’ve (Linda) been away all weekend but this week while I was going through my archives and deleting pictures and editing others I realized that I really need to pay more attention to the angle I’m taking a shot from. Most of the ones I threw away were shots where I was too lazy to get off my horse and shooting at a downward angle. Some I could crop to make better, but if a little care had been taken I wouldn’t have had to throw so many in the trash.

The challenge this week is for you to post a couple of pictures……..one bad and one good of the same sort of subject. Do a critic of your own work.

The Adventure Chickens, while frustrating in their average production cost of $32 per dozen eggs, are an endless source of entertainment. At least that is what we keep telling ourselves...



We have animals of all sizes around here. Chickens are small, sheep are medium, horses are big. While I sometimes take okay pictures of sheep standing up, I usually find it better to crouch down some to get more on their level. With chickens it's even more important.

I personally like this first shot just because it tells me a story. I love the fat, fuzzy legged chicken peering over the rail and Little Jane peeking out from under. The Shuck chicken (white) is very old and I'm glad she's found a nice spot for a nap.

However, the second shot, taken down on her level, is a much more universally interesting picture.



"What are you doing?!?"

Entertainment. Repeat after me - the chickens are here for entertainment...

For more Sunday Stills...

16 comments:

small farm girl said...

Wow! Your eggs only cost you $32 a dozen? Your getting a bargin! Great pictures!

thecrazysheeplady said...

Actually, if you figure in the cost of buying our eggs at the grocery, it's more like $36... :-/

Linda said...

LOL I had chickens like that once;))))) You nailed what I was talking about. I like the impact of the second picture best (you could call it a portrait of a chicken) but the first one does "tell more".

Just Ramblin' said...

I like both, but you are right. The second one has a more 'universal' look about it. : )

Alice said...

Perhaps the first picture captures the diverse features of the chickens, while in the second photo she wants to know if you’ve captured her best side...it has more to do with her “attitude” and can also be a form of entertainment. I guess I like both of them for the price. Those eggs are “golden”.

Far Side of Fifty said...

32 dollars a dozen..but I bet they are tasty! I do like the second photo..but as you pointed out the first one tells a whole story..and sometimes that is important too:)

Christine said...

Bah, ha, ha. $32 per dozen. Yeah, that's probably about right. I'm only getting one or two eggs a day now.

Janice said...

No sheep....cute chicken though.

2browndawgs said...

I like both pictures. Very nice.

Gayle said...

They are for entertainment. Mine haven't laid in months. I need to take better chicken shots as well...interesting project that I'll try to remember.

www.FarmLifeLessons.blogspot.com said...

Something I learned in photograph, years ago, is to also take the camera and learn to aim it for certain low shots, below you eye-level, just holding the camera low or holding the camera high above your head for crowd shots way above your eye-level. You still have to throw a couple out, but the newfound perspective, out of your eye-range can be totally amazing!

Love your pictures! Beautiful chickens!

Lana

Tami Weingartner said...

And the expression of the chicken in the 2nd is priceless. Good job!

Terry and Linda said...

That's how I feel about our hens. I love the look on her face. Great shots!

Linda
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Lori Skoog said...

I never got to this challenge. Glad to see that someone else did! And I agree with you 100%.

Francoise said...

"I was too lazy to get off my horse". Just trying to find the jealous button.

Ann said...

This is a AAA egg farm, yesterday, I watched on TV some terrible farms.

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