We had a brief reprieve from the blistering heat over the weekend. I've never been so glad to see low 80s in my life! I'd been wanting to get some pictures of the chickens sitting out on their "front porch", the hillside in front of the horse stalls, but since it wasn't miserably hot for a change, they were out being busy. I got some nice pictures of Hank instead.
You know I love morning and evening sunbeams. Or at least evening sunbeams when it's not 85 degrees as the sun sets :-o. I noticed the rays blazing over Hank's head and took this first shot.
And then I moved around a bit and let the sunset bathe him in gold.
And then changed my camera direction and included the sun, which I think tells a better/clearer story...but I don't like the composition quite as well as the next picture.
I wish I'd been able to leave a little more room all around each side. However, if I had, I'd have lost the bright flare/glare that I find so pretty. Hank is always a great shot, even in "bad" light.
Now that it's back in the 90s, I'm sure the girls will be back cooling off on the hillside in the evenings. If I can find the inspiration to grab the camera...