Jan 9, 2011

The Letter W


It has been a long time since I have taken the Sunday Stills Challenge. Although it seemed I always had a camera with me on my rides, I wasn’t taking any good pictures. Just snapping away and hoping something turned out at the end of the day. I would check to see what Ed had in store for us each week, but time and gumption prevented me from playing. I am hoping to participate more in 2011.

Today it the first notable snow we have had for the year. It’s hard to believe after the winter from hell last year. So I grabbed the camera and went out to the pasture with this challenge in mind. These pictures are hot off the press; taken a little over an hour ago.


I took this one from the porch zooming in on Baby. Winter is back.



I knelt down to go under the fence. There were weeds in the fenceline.



Ritz, American White Shepherd, never misses an opportunity for a jaunt down the hill.





There were gunshots in the distance that worried Ginger. Okay, that may be a stretch on the letter W, but if you knew Ginger, she does worry a lot! :)


Windy's whiskers are iced over.




Windy
is also wet from the snow.





The dogs watching the horses as they watch me walk away.
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16 comments:

  1. Did you draw that W in the snow? I thinking taking assignments like with Sunday Stills is a good way to keep practicing and improving our photography. I'm trying to participate more this year too.

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  2. Very nice shots, seems to be alot of frozen whiskers out there this time of year..:-))

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  3. Great photos. I especially like the "W" in the snow. I saw people doing the W challenge on a few sites and got confused because I thought I'd seen that the challenge was to take a shot that would bring an emotional reaction. Went and checked and saw that I had been looking at the challenge for Jan of 2010. So I was going to try and do the challenge this year, but I guess I'll have to pay better attention.

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  4. i know what lack of time feels like
    these are wonderful wintery shots

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  5. Great job with the "W" challenge. :)

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  6. Ritz looks a lot like Francisco! Nice W shots!

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  7. I love the look of Ritz! The dogs watching the horses is a great shot! I've been enjoying looking at everyone's photos, hoping that my photo taking skills improve.

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  8. Nice shots. Hope to see more from you this year!

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  9. Great W's for the challenge. I can't believe this is your first big snow. We've been getting hammered here on the east coast with more to come in the forecast.

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  10. I see a W in the branches of that tree in photo #1.

    ~Lisa

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  11. Excellent job! Love the W!

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  12. Excellent photos! I really like the long shot of Baby under the tree.

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  13. Lovely pics. I particularly like the one of the snow on Windy's back.

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  14. Lots of great interpretations of Ws here. Good for you.

    I need to get off my you know what and back to doing this. I could use a diversion since I haven't been able to ride.

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  15. Nice job, like the picture of the snow on the horse.

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