Thursday, March 27, 2014

If You Didn't Already Love Hank...

Maisie was hanging out in the barn with me this morning while I was doing morning chores.  When I finished up and it was time for me to go get another cup of coffee her to go back out with everyone, I opened the gate and walked her out. 

She immediately started looking around for her friends.  Some of the sheep were still in the barn lot, some had gone back to the barn, some, including Baba, were out in the arena.  Hank was at the far end, probably 250' away.  She didn't see him.

She started heading down the alleyway to the back field, looking, looking.  Hank was still at the far end of the arena doing security checks and dog stuff.  She nickered quietly "M-m-m-m-m" as she kept walking in the wrong direction.  Within seconds Hank was right by her side.



Always watching.

Someone suggested a close up last night. I'm not great at that sort of thing, but figured it would be hard to completely mess up a picture of Hank ;-).  At very least I think this should be cropped so his eyes are closer to the upper right intersection of the Rule of Thirds here...but I hated cutting his ear out...  Any thoughts?



My friend Amy could nail this.  Anyone else want to play with it?  If so, here's the original shot.  If you need a different file format or something, let me know.

For fun, send your edited (any way you want) shots back via email thecrazysheeplady AT gmail DOT com (and maybe leave a comment as well so I'll know to check my spam folder for missing emails) and we'll do a Hank photo show this weekend.  Make sure you include your link information and any other information or help you'd like to include. 

*   *   *   *   *

Great pictures!!!  Keep 'em coming!  :-D

 



19 comments:

Michelle said...

Such a good dog he is. Glad he found Maise.

I like the close up as is.

Shirley said...

Aw, Maisie! Hank sure is her protector and guardian. I did play with the photo a little and sent you an email- but I think I like yours!

Fiona said...

Your close up really is lovely...I don't think you need to change a thing!It catches his concern for his flock and his dedication to his job! I am working on a copy and will email it to you! Your photos are so lovely and always brighten my day!

Susan said...

Frankly, I don't think it's possible to love Hank enough. What a special dog.

Fiona said...

Just dropped you an email via local harvest...the link in your blog will not connect for me to send my adjusted Hank Photo. I fact your farm contact link will not work either. Ahh technology.
Take care and I hope your weather is getting better!

Stephen Andrew said...

Haha I will leave photo editing to those of you with talent in such areas.
But I love any picture of Hank!

Janie said...

Dear Sweet Hank! Forget the "thirds" rule! If you have "THE" perfect shot of your subject that captures the soul..then go with it I say, and nevermind being perfectly perfect with the thirds thing! Hanks soul shines through in this shot you've taken, LOVE it. Love him. Love Maise...love 'em all!!Thanks for always sharing your sweeties with us.

(I emailed an altered Hank to you)
Jane

Willow said...

Any way you crop him he is amazing :))
That is a great close up by the way !

Alice said...

I like the picture uncut with the fenced background with the linearity that is a signature in your photography. The fence adds to the protection and boundary limits that Hank must enforce and gives credence to the story you are telling.
Lovely capture.

Tyche's Minder said...

Huh, I also think your cropping is just about right. Wouldn't change it.

Keechy said...

I used my fingers to frame it different ways and think you got it right. You have the main points of focus off-centre enough to keep the viewer's eye moving, and the use of line is really nice. The rules aren't really rules, just guidelines. :)

Kellie from Indiana said...

Hank is such a beautiful dog. Reminds me of my dog Cody who is a white 120 lb fluffball chow-shepherd mix. A pyrenees is in my future. I just love big white dogs.

Marcy said...

Ear rubbies for Hank. He's such a very good dog.

LannieK said...

Great shot, Sara! You know how to capture them, so their personalities show. This one shows Hank's watchful and caring eyes... Your "close up" is good ~ honestly wouldn't change it
:-) L*O*V*E Hank, give him a big hug for me (-:

Marcy Doane said...

I just love Hank. Your picture is perfect.

Susan Mckee-Nugent said...

All I could say was.......oooooohhh
He's the best!

Miha Giustina said...

He is like butter!

thingsherelately.com said...

I love that picture. He is just gorgeous!

Andee said...

I have been out of the loop too long. I would have loved to play photoshop Hank!

LinkWithin

Blog Widget by LinkWithin