Saturday, July 28, 2012

Sunday Stills - Fade To Black

"...include the color black into either the subject or the background…"



Iris. I had fun playing with different aperture settings with this shot. I think this one has just the right amount of toe blur. When her front feet were less blurry the photo was too busy. When they were more blurry it kind of lost interest.



In honor of Ed's last Sunday Stills challenge, I thought I'd try for a sunset silhouette...and ended up with a power line shot. That was one of the most memorable challenges for me because after Ed pointed out how many times power lines spoil shots, I now see them everywhere!



Blossom's white and her cot is navy blue...but using the Tadaa app on my iPhone, I've faded her into black ;-).



Those eyelashes.

For more Sunday Stills...

25 comments:

Tombstone Livestock said...

Iris's tail looks like someone combed it with a sheep card, LOL. Love the sunset. How do you keep Blossom from tipping over the cot or getting her leg caught in the springs. She must be a very dainty and docile lamb. My sheep would have had that cot upside and wearing it around their neck.

Ed said...

Excellent shots, especially the Blossom shots. I look forward to seeing what you do with Sunday Stills, I just hope the gang hangs around..:-))

farmlady said...

I love animal feet. That cat photo is wonderful.
So are the Blossom photos. Love the black and white. Love Blossom... what a sweetie.

henrygl said...

Perfect sunset and definitely its fading back to a thick black :)
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Mimi Foxmorton said...

All beautiful!

Just love the look of black and white. So stark and deep!

But I have to say, the top pic takes my heart! Did you know that just below a dog's big pad there is an indentation? If your thumb fits perfectly inside then you know that you both were meant to be soul mates!
(Don't worry....I've never seen it NOT fit......) ;)

Blessings for a wonderful day!

threecollie said...

Great shots! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for taking over as fearless leader of this thing. I have loved Sunday Stills since the challenge began...think of how to find shots all week every week and take off on road trips if needed. I would miss it wildly.

janna said...

I think the eyelash shot needs to go in the calendar for this year!!

Eva @View from the Hillside said...

What a lovely collection of shots. I love the first one, and I think you got the aperture right.
Thanks for taking over Sunday stills. If I get any great ideas I'll make sure to send them your way.

dibear said...

Love the shot of Blossom. :)

I too am so excited about you taking over Sunday Stills. I hope everyone who says they would miss SS's will continue to participate in the fun.

Alice said...

Black and white lends so much emotion into photos for me. I love Iris’s tired legs, and the last photo of sleepy Blossom.

You are ready to lead SS, Sara. Like the white fading to black, your coming into focus and Ed stepping back creates a new picture for the future and without either dynamic, would not be the same. I wish you all the best on this new endeavor.

lisa said...

I just love that last pic!

Shirley said...

Love Alice's comment!
Ditto!
The photo of Blossom on her cot just steals the show, little diva...

The Dancing Donkey said...

I love those shots, especilaly the paws. I'm glad you're taking over SS, I'd hate to see it end no that I just found it.

WildBlack said...

Great Captures Crazy lady ;)
Love the blossom's shot.

Good luck for your new venture.. looking forward for your challenges... bring it on!!! :D

Jenny Glen said...

Not much cuter than border collie pads! Give Iris a hug for me.

Sheepmom said...

These are all really great. The one with the eyelashes - wow - you'd swear you can pet her head through the monitor the hair on her head is so crisp.

Congrats on becoming the fearless leader of SS challenge. You'll do great and I know you'll come up with some really interesting challenges.

Linda said...

I always love your take on these challenges. Looking forward to what you'll be bringing.

cdncowgirl said...

Love that sunset, and I totally know what you mean. After that I see them e.v.e.r.y.w.h.e.r.e!! lol

Also that first pic, after reading what you wrote it makes sense so thanks for adding your decision making process to that :)

morephotosplease said...

Thanks for stepping up and taking on SS. I do like the black and white shot of Blossom. Regular Guy

Terry said...

Oh Blossom, I looove you!

aurora said...

Love the toe shot! Thanks for committing to SS!!

Camp said...

just think how many miles those tootsies walk patrolling that farm ;-)

Camp said...

Iris, your Aunt Debbie loves you berry much.

Mary said...

Aw, wonderful, sweet Blossom. You've captured her perfectly. :) And footpads. Is there a more perfect part of a dog or cat? I think not. Maybe the ears and the nose? :D

Far Side of Fifty said...

Oh I love Border Collie feet..and who could resist those lamby lashes..well done. I am so glad you are taking over Sunday Stills..I would hate to see it end:)

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