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Again and again…..

Yesterday they threatened us with 5 inches of snow and we barely got 2 inches. Today we were promised rain and this is what we got

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The snow covered mounds in the lower left are my ancient (30 and 29 years old respectively) thoroughbreds.

I have been using the few bits on sun I get in my house (when it’s not snowing) to work on my pet portraits.

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Trouble, I can’t believe he’s almost two.

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Havoc, he is just over a year old now.

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Squeek, we don’t discuss her age, note the grey eyebrows.

My house gets hardly any direct sun, it’s on the north side of a hill and shaded by mature trees…..it’s wonderful in the summer…..but you starve for vitamin D in the winter. So it’s interesting to try and use the little bit I do get. I’ll have to see what else I can do with it, besides pet portraits.

Havoc and Trouble

Still house bound, though at this point it’s the fault of my truck not the snow. However the result is the same…..very limited subject matter to photograph, basically I’m stuck with the critters…..

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“Come on, it’s fun. Trust me.”

20140216-181135.jpg Bird watching.

20140216-181337.jpg “Hey, play with me.”

20140216-181539.jpg “Fine.”

20140216-181959.jpg I find it interesting how the lighting in this image makes it look like I photo shopped it together (I didn’t). It’s the product of two separate unbalanced lighting sources and a bit too much burning and dodging (done for clarity) making the over all lighting look unnatural/fake. Odd, isn’t it?

20140216-182733.jpg The difficulty with photographing one’s own pets is to get images that are not just snap shots. These are more fun than anything else, but fun is good too.

Portraits…animals with people

I have been going through my photos trying to organize the vast morass into coherent groups, ugh. It’s fun in some ways, pictures you’ve forgotten, things that you skipped over in the initial edit and sometimes you find out you have a project going that you hadn’t really planned. I have acquired a number of portraits of people with animals or animals with people if you prefer. My goal is for them to be interesting, not just the pretty shot, and that the animals are as important as the people. I don’t think I always succeed in the latter. But here are a few examples that I am pleased with.

20130817-170044.jpgVictor, Lil andSqueek.

20130817-170143.jpgChristian and Brat.

20130817-170242.jpgDouble Dip and Jen

20130817-170350.jpgRowan and Willow.

20130817-170451.jpgRowan and Willow, take two. This doesn’t really fit the group, but I really like the photo.
Hopefully the organizing will end in new and updated galleries before next weekend.