Friday, April 5, 2013

Lamb Camp North

Well, I took a ton of photographs at Nistock Farms, but didn't get as many great shots as I'd hoped. 


Lighting in their barn is quite a challenge, with natural light, fluorescent light, incandescent light and frequently a combination of all three.  I've been practicing shooting in manual mode and that really helped, but I've still got a lot to learn.


This picture, however, made the whole trip worthwhile.  I love this - the colors, the lighting, the composition, the textures, the sharpness of the grey ewe's eye.  I got it right :-).


It would be have been hard to take a bad picture of this cutie.

Between snow showers, the sun really helped brighten things up.


What about this sweet momma and baby?


Or this one?





I'll end today's post with a video.  Two versions - short (converted to black and white) and long (bizarre orange color).  Sorry the color is so off.  The lambs were leaping and I just started shooting, not wanting to miss it.  More practice, think faster...but still cute.



I've got some bottle lambs pictures for tomorrow. And yes, some of Fortune ;-).

18 comments:

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

They are some crazy little, bouncing critters. LOL

Alice said...

Yes! You. did. nail. it. and for all the reasons I would have chosen.
Lovely capture of momma and baby, and baby alone.
The super leaping lambs are irresistible to watch. They have an amazing ability to leap with a single bound!
Thanks for sharing.

MarmePurl said...

My mind is creating a beautiful sweater out of picture # 2. The hands are trying to follow. (Kind of like the 50something year old female knitter version of the air guitar)

Andee said...

OMG they are so cute! I love the videos. Your pictures are amazing! Bravo on getting the perfect shot.

DFW said...

I think the pictures are beautiful, especially of the little charcoal colored one.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Leaping lambs..perfect! What a fun video! I thought your photos were excellent! :)

Cloverleaf Art and Fibre said...

Oh those photos are wonderful. And note to self: when watching lamb videos with a border collie pup on your lap, it's best to turn the volume off.

Tombstone Livestock said...

You always take great pictures Sara, and once again thanks for sharing.

Lori Skoog said...

What a set up. Those lambies are very lucky to live at Nistock Farms. Beautiful shots Sara.

Michelle said...

Like you, I always feel a bit timid when shooting in manual, but you did an outstanding job!

Miha Giustina said...

These are all beautiful pictures, Sara. There is a softness to them that is almost touchable through the screen. And I agree with you, the second shot is so perfect! Very nice composition. I need to get some sheep:-)

Dreaming said...

I could watch leaping lambies all day!

Stephen Andrew said...

Oh that photo is spectacular. I love those little black sheep! Maybe I can relate :)

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

That is so adorable how they pop around like pop corn!! What causes them to do that??? so adorable!! So many of them!

Terry said...

Boing! Boing! Boing! How adorable! And the photos are beautiful. I love the lighting.

I need orange said...

One of the things I love about digital is that I can take a million shots.

I am so much more likely to get some good ones, if I take a million....

I think you did a great job. Lots and lots of eye candy in this post.

:-)

Thanks for sharing it with us.

Loco Lindy said...

Beautiful!

Dama K said...

haha they are adorable! I've been following your blog through reader since a few months, and I enjoy it a lot! You're a great photographer =)

just a tip - i think you posted a playlist from youtube instead of just the one video, so when its over it continues playing other videos.

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