Saturday, February 27, 2016

Perspectives On Hank

The sun was in and out yesterday afternoon as the clouds rolled through.  Overcast skies are the easiest to work with, especially if you are photographing animals.  Sunshine and blue skies are usually, but not always, prettier.  It's all pretty to me :-).


Overcast - soft light, no distracting shadows, good colors.  Hank was excited to have some back field company and he quickly made his rounds, checking for any new news.


Now the sun's out.  Too early to catch the "golden" light, the sheep are dark, everything has an almost harsh look...but still pretty to me because of the subject matter.


Hank is still in the same spot, but I moved around behind him, thinking I was just including the sheep.  Still a bit harsh, but the blue sky sure adds something.


I need to check my light metering settings - just for curiosity.  Notice Hank is much brighter now, but the sheep are darker?  I wasn't really thinking about what I was shooting, just recording scenes and honestly, that's fine.  Just getting out to shoot is what's important sometimes!  I also like the balance between ground and sky better with this picture.  And Woolliam giving Hank the stink eye.  Subject matter rules :-).

Here's a fun puzzle for you.  I set it up for 200 pieces, but it would be a good one at even more. Remember you can change the number of pieces yourself using the "Play As" feature at the top right. You'll have to click the puzzle piece at the bottom right on this screen to get to that feature on the puzzle site.




Have a great weekend!


15 comments:

  1. Really sweet pictures, Sara. And the adventure chicken just cracks me up. :-)

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  2. I have to admit I spend far too much time puzzling now you post these!

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  3. Hank sure knows what he's doing...lovely dog that he is. We met a little 4 mos "Luna" today Pyrenees Mountain dog ( is that what Hank is?) My youngest wants one in the worst way- I better not show him pictures of Hank- I know I'll be done for. Your images are lovely as usual.

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  4. All great photos Sara. Hank is one handsome guy and he sure takes good care of those wooly critters.

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  5. I still have so much to learn about photography, and posts like this really help!

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    1. I'm glad they are helpful. You could do some helpful posts too as your photos are fabulous!

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  6. You sure have some big fleeces there. Or maybe it's just that mine have been recently shorn so all woolly sheep look really big. When are you shearing?

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    1. Um, those are big fleeces...on some pretty big sheep ;-). Shearer hits KY the end of this week. Normally I'd wait until the later part of March, but we have 70s predicted for next week. My old, fat sheep will be miserable so I'm hoping he can fit me in a bit earlier this year.

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  7. Beautiful, contented sheep and Hank,ever vigilant.

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  8. Love the shot with Hank looking back at you. But I ♡ Hank... I need to find my camera, your photos are inspiring :-)

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  9. Woollium and stink eye, lol. All the shots are lovely...subject matter rules! There is a small pasture near me with sheep and there are always chickens in with them.

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  10. To my untrained eye, those photos don't look harsh at all. I love how Hank smiles - stinkeye from Wooliam or not!

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  11. I'm getting quicker at these puzzles; it's good brain training!

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I love to read your comments! Thank you for sharing :-).

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