Sunday, January 17, 2010

Sunday Stills - Moods And Emotions

This will take a bit of explaining. This challenge is for you to get a shot that enables a response in the person who views your pic, not one that is your personal emotion. For example if I see a pic of a tranquil stream or a sunrise I feel mellow. If I see a pic of doggie smiles or a horse doing his rolling in dirt thing, it makes me smile. You get the idea.

I used this challenge as an extra challenge - one that forced me to play with some of the less automatic functions of my camera, rather than just push a button. I picked aperture priority so I could see how different values changed each shot...



The tree sculpture in the foreground normally sits on our dining room table. The tips of each branch are beautiful copper and as the sun sets in the afternoon, the tree glows. Saint Tim picked it out and it is one of my favorite things. Here I've moved it outside and we can see some sheep in the background.



Here I've blurred out the sheep and even one of the Adventure Chickens. Hmmm - wish there was a dial to turn that would occasionally blur them out in real life ;-).

So, at this point you may be thinking I've completely missed the point of Ed's challenge and that the only emotion I'm creating here is boredom.



If so, you missed the plastic lizard action figure...

And Ed laughing :-D

For more emotional Sunday Stills...

To find out why Ed is laughing...

17 comments:

Christine said...

Now why do you dis your chickens so, my friend? ;-)

Holly said...

good job!

gtyyup said...

Now I'd like to see the tree with the sun shining through it! Good one...got me smiling!

prairierunner said...

Good job...I wonder if Ed will see everyone laughing at him ;)

Ed said...

LOL!!! Snort, snicker..:-))

Alice said...

Snap! You got me on all counts!
Touche!!

flowerweaver said...

First, I would not have known this was a sculpture, it looks so realistic. But when I biggified the first shot I did see the lizard, and knew you weren't pulling our legs. He looks like he belongs in my neck of the woods! Looks like he is wistfully longing to be with the sheep. LOL.

dibear said...

I must be just getting old because I don't get the joke? Great shots though. Nice tree sculpture. :)

Oh! is it because Ed likes to play with toys? :):)

lisa said...

Nicely done.

Sandy from the Heart of Texas said...

Evoked enjoyment in me. Good job!

Patches said...

Ha! Funny idea to blur the animals out in real life! I know it would be nice when we're trying to sleep in on the wknds and my horse is announcing that it's way past breakfast time! lol And eeks! Lizard. *shudders* Good job!

moresecretwhispers said...

i thought the liazrd was REAL! hahaha i loved your post it made me smile and giggle thankyou x

Brenda said...

I thought both the tree and lizard were real, until I got the joke about Ed! I would love to see the tree with sunshine through it. Right now, it is barren, reminds me of the long winter.

morephotosplease said...

Alone. Nice pictures, LOL on the lizard, at first I thought wow, what a great capture.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Interesting photos and the tree sculpture, too. I actually thought the lizard was real, until I read your words. lol!


~Lisa

WildBlack said...

You did a great job :D I like that mooood!

Claire said...

I loved the way the tree in the background echoed the shapes of the one in the foreground, even though the foreground one is a sculpture (which I didn't realize at first). To me it made me think of growth and change. Loved the lizard, which made me laugh. Glad you had a giggle over my goat blogging - maybe I'll be the crazygoatlady one day!

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