Friday, January 27, 2012

Hello down there

This photo makes me giggle.  Meet Joey, he is my 9 year old paint.  For as far back as I remember I had always wanted a paint horse.  The reason is silly, I was a little girl and I thought they were so pretty and they were super cool because a paint horse was the kind of horse the Indians rode.  And of all the photos I have of him, this one is my favorite so far.  It looks like he is smiling for my camera.  He is a big guy so he really does stand this much higher than my eye level, this photo makes him look 10 feet tall.  And the nose and outer edges of his lips and the chin is the softest parts of a horse.  I love petting him here.  If you ever find yourself out in the pasture with some horses you trust, pet one right there on its nose.  I promise you'll love it.

Anyway, thanks for reading.  Enjoy your weekend J

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Tail feathers

Well I guess this is proof I have made it to being a real "country girl"  because who else other than a country girl would think that a bunch of chicken butts was photo worthy.  I know it's silly, but there was just something about the way they couldn't have cared less that I was in their space snapping pictures of them...all they cared about was the feed I scattered on the ground 15 minutes before I decided to take some farm photos (this is just one of many from that day)  I love the whole farm life thing I don't have a lot to share about this photo, but I loved it and wanted to show it off.  I do believe that when I get to do the chicken coop remodel in the spring I may just have to print it and hang it up for them to enjoy (i know, crazy...but hey, its OK)

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Sunday, January 1, 2012

My go at senior pictures

That's right, I got a real chance to do senior pictures and what better senior than one that don't judge me about my ability(or lack thereof).  This was so much fun for me, a photo shoot a full year in the making but fun nonetheless.  I hope to get the chance to do senior photos again.  I will say that as outgoing and head strong as she seems to you she is quite shy when it comes to being in front of the camera.  Now maybe she isn't like that with everyone but she was with me.  I not sure really why she was so tense sometimes because my only request was that she just be herself.  Most of the time it only took a few clicks of the shutter when she wasn't paying attention to get her to relax a little(some of my best photos of her are when she wasn't trying to pose)  We did photos for all seasons except winter...not sure why she wouldn't go out tromping through the 15+ inches of snow we got last February with me to get some winter shots.  Anyway, we started with summer shots at the lake, then I got a new point and shoot camera that takes underwater photos I jokingly mentioned we should do some underwater shots for fun.  I didn't think she would really want them as her senior photos but she did.  Now I love everything about this photo.  The green is green, the blue of the pool just pops, her hair(I love the color of her hair) EXCEPT that silly truck in the background!  I hated that it ruined my favorite shot (she loved that part about it-her and her momma both)  Most "real" photographers would say "oh no that won't work" there is garbage in the background, the light on her face is too splotchy there are too many shadows or some mess like that, but you can see her reflection in the water and the waters light on her pretty face is awesome.  In this photo, I don't recall just what she was looking at, but it was one of those moments that she wasn't paying me any mind and I was clicking away and captured "just Nikki".  As it turns out this photo has wiggled it's way into my favorites file.  I don't know why, honestly, when I first previewed it before printing I hated it, but every time I open it up I see how all the things I love far out weigh the one thing I hated about it. 
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