28 July 2009

Monday Didn’t Get Away Clean

I thought, since I didn’t take my camera to work, that I would get through the day without taking any pix. A new puppy next door took care of that ‘problem’ for me.

Puppies are cool. And of course, Sammy had to go over and check out the new neighbor.

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26 July 2009

Little House In The Country

Another trip to Dan’s today afforded me another opportunity to brush up on my ‘rural landscape’ photography before the photo-shoot in KY that Dad and I are taking this fall.

Once again a faulty PC was the cause for the trip and as luck would have it, I had to reformat a 200GB hard drive. Plenty of time to snap some shots of the awesome puffy clouds that had been taunting me the whole way up to his house.

Dan was a bit surprised, I think, at how the last batch came out and he asked for some shots including the house. No problem-I love the way his house is laid out, so it was cool to shoot it.

Here’s the pick of the litter (or the pix of the litter, if you will).

A telephoto would have done this shot more justice. I’ll probably re-shoot this when I get one (or borrow one from Steve).

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The road leading up to Dan’s house is framed by two Acorn trees (at least I think that’s what they were). And hey-I just read about using natural ‘frames’…yay me!

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Dan’s got this wooden fence that I love to use to split the shot. It just gives it such a rustic vibe. I used it the last time I shot out there (and I think one of the later shots from today is a mimic of that shot last time).

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Here’s that fence again. I don’t think I had quite the same kinds of clouds in the last shot.

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  There’s something I’ve always loved about driving down a ‘country road’. I guess it goes back to the trips to KY to my mamaw and papaw’s farm. The road, well driveway, to Dan’s house reminds me of that (only shorter).

DSC_1299_editedIn my haste to get these shots, I scared off a Monarch butterfly. THAT would have been a cool shot. Ah well, maybe next time. Still, I’m happy with how these came out.

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I love the sense of scale on this one. Dan’s house is pretty huge…but this cloud that was parked right in front of it was a monster! It’s like you could have taken a running jump off of the roof and landed in the clouds (kids, don’t try that at home).

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There’s that fence again. I love that fence. I bet I could put a run together of just different kinds of fences. That might be something to put in the idea bin.

DSC_1316_edited And with that, I leave you to your Sunday (or, the start of your awesome week!).

-ATS