Friday, September 4, 2009

Fences at Twilight

These are some photos I took at my mom's stable this summer.

Fence and Road

The late evening, just before the sun sets and everything is glowing amber, is one of my favorite times to take pictures. It is a good challenge to try to capture the golden bronze light. Often, the sun during the middle of the day can just be too harsh to get good photos.

Everything just looks amazing under this lighting. It was kind of funny. On this particular evening, half of my family was off on a trail ride. The other half were sitting in lawn chairs, "tail-gaiting" at the barn if you will, drinking coffee and chatting, waiting for the others to get back. And I? I was standing in a recently cow-manure sprayed field photographing this old barbed wire fence. No surprise.

Barbed Fence

I loved playing with my macro (setting, not a macro lens) and the barbed wire.

Barbed Again

My camera just wasn't focusing the way I wanted it to, but I got some neat shots anyway.

Barbed

I adore the sky at twilight.




What I love best about my Nikon is the amazing wide-angle lens, it is so different from that of my point-and-shoot. It really makes the sky open up in the pictures.

It almost looks better in the photos than it did by my real eyes.

Sky Three

Lastly, a photo of My Boy in the late afternoon light.

My Boy in Pasture

This time of day is earlier, and it glows differently on the farm, where everything is green, as opposed to my mom's stable, where there are acres of yellowed, dry pastures.

I longed out My Boy today, he was feeling lazy in the late summer sun, and coughing a little from the dust. I power-sprayed (with the hose) one of his turnout halters, and conditioned some of the tangled hairs of his mane, which he's been rubbing on a pitch-covered tree. Next weekend, he gets new shoes on. We have not trail-ridden since we got back from our family trip, but hopefully there are many days of sunshine left to hit the trails. I'm going to make Paint Girl put on her fleece and get out and do some fall riding with me!

27 comments:

  1. Great Photos!The fall light does add its magic!

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  2. The pictures are really beautiful!

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  3. What gorgeous pics PG!! Awesome!!!! I think these are some of the best you've ever taken.

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  4. Beautiful photos, PG, especially of My Boy glowing in the sun. He's so handsome!
    That was quite the rusty barbed wire, too. Did you know there is a museum dedicated to barbed wire and it's history and the hundreds of different kinds of styles?

    ~Lisa

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  5. Love the pictures!!! I really liked the single barb picture!! It wouldn't open the few after that :(

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  6. Great pictures. You do need to get Paint Girl out to ride with you. September is so much fun and you have each other to ride with - how lucky you are!!!

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  7. Love all the barbwire pictures. They are awesome!

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  8. Fantastic picks cousin! Who knew barb wire could be so beautiful! Hope your weekend is going well, even with the rain.

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  9. {Lisa}~ Thanks for the tip on the barbed wire museum, I will have to check it out! Not a fan of the stuff for horse fencing myself, but it does make for some neat pictures, and is probably the most popular form of fencing out there!

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  10. Those are wonderful! I'm always partial to photos taken in the glowing light...one of my favorite sights in the world is a field of tall grass glowing in the late afternoon/evening sun. You nailed it!

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  11. love the pictures..the fence shots are superb! Which wide angle lens were you referencing?

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  12. {Jan}~ No particular lens. Just the one that came with the camera. It's just better than what is on my point and shoot, by far! :)

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  13. Lovin the close up of the barbed wire... great image!!!

    You know its my favourite time too - am sure early morning is just as good, but my eyes won't focus then, let alone a lense!!

    :-)
    BB

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  14. As always, you captured some great shots!

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  15. Great shots!! I love the late evening ones! The sun does some amazing things for pictures!! I love the natural looking one of Your Boy!!

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  16. Considering that field "Really" did stink...how did you shoot those pictures one handed??? I know one hand had to be pinching your nose!LOL

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  17. I love all the pictures, makes me wish I had a better camera!!

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  18. Fleece huh? I'm still sweating in a tank top!

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  19. Great photos, as always! All of you fantastic photographers are inspiring me to take a class or something. Wow! Where is the barb wire museum at? It actually sounds pretty interesting.

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  20. Fabulous pictures! Love the barbed wire pics! That would totally be me too, out in the smelly pasture taking pics, while my fam laughed and looked at me funny. ;) It's amazing how entertaining taking pictures can be!

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  21. Lovely barbed wire in sunlight there, PG!

    Can you believe we've wasted away the entire summer without any rides? Good grief! And now it's windy and raining. Whatever will we do?

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  22. Gorgeous photos & blog! Your horse is absolutely beautiful ♥

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  23. I love the light in these photos. Also, I love the rusty colored barbed wire fence.

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  24. You have really beautiful pictures. Enjoyed visiting your blog.

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  25. Beautiful photos girl!! Amazing what a good camera can do! I really like the barbed wire shots...thumbs up!

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  26. That camera and you make such beautiful music together. You are a great photographer!

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