Saturday, September 1, 2012

A Barn Run Without the Barns

Yesterday I picked up Catherine and off we went on our Friday Foto Fun barn run.  It was hot, but sunny and the weekend weather did not look promising with a forecast of rain, apparently remnants of Isaac (which for once the weatherman was correct....it is raining).  So off we went in search of one of our favorite subjects.....barns.  The fields are turning a delightful shade of gold marking the end of summer.  But today not only did we find some beauteous barns and golden fields, but we also came across barn animals which makes me giddy.  Most of our barn run outings produce very few spottings of animals  and if we do they are usually so far away it's hardly worth saying we saw any let alone take a pic.  So today instead of barns (which I am sure will be shown at a later date) today the feature is animals.

I love horses...if I had my wish I would have had horses growing up, but alas I was a city/suburb girl without a barn but just a wish....


 




Now you see why I was giddy...many of them needed some lovin' and came right to the fence to be told how beautiful they were.  But after they realized that what was in our hands was a camera and not a treat for them, they usually wandered off.  

A goat who also was really interested in what was in our hands...again disappointment.


But the sheep never came close....they didn't care what we had in our hands and wished that we would just go away....



And finally one little calf....they have the sweetest faces.  Unfortunately I wasn't close enough to get a really good shot.


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Until next time.......

29 comments:

  1. Great shots all- love the editing on the horse pics!

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  2. Oh my, you've outdone yourself with these animals! My daughter has two horses and I've yet to get a decent portrait of them...lots of snaps but not in this class. The pp is wonderful too!

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  3. Fantastic photography ~ Love all of the animals ~ the 'painted horse' seem to be 'talking to you' ~ Wow~ (A Creative Harbor)

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  4. Wow -- amazing photos and editing Deanna. I think you should get a horse. :)

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  5. No doubt your beautiful photos are a good example of your important work. Greetings.

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  6. Looks like you hit the jackpot. They are also pretty.

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  7. Deanna,
    Great set of pictures! I grew up on a ranch and always wanted a horse. I never got one, but have a fascination for the beautiful animals. I want to take the Black and White Paint from your picture home with me.

    I also like the close up of the goat.

    We have lots of cattle (now and when I was a kid) and a few sheep growing up.

    Looking forward to your barn pictures.

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  8. Love the photos!
    And the processing; great job.
    Glad you had so much success in your photo drive-about.

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  9. Wonderful photos. All the animals are beautiful and I love how you captured such close up shots of them. Well Done!
    Happy Sunday!

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  10. Amazing portraits from the horses and sheeps. Wonderful !

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  11. Great photos Deanna! Loved them ALL, but the one of the little sheep was my favorite ... Great job as always!

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  12. I love all your animal shots, must have been a pleasant time.

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  13. Oh these animals ate beautiful. I don't know what it is about goats -but they make me smile everytime I see their odd little faces! I've never been good shooting animals-in guessing there just are not opportunities to go into "the country" and find them. But oh I shoot horses like the top shot!! Breathtaking

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  14. Wow what gorgeous work! Loved my visit here!

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  15. I add my praise for these pictures as well. Beautiful. The sheep ones especially made me smile. I wonder what they were thinking.

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  16. Fabulous photos! and your processing is fantastic!

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  17. That first shot of the horse is fantastic!

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  18. Awesome animal photography....you really make your camera rock!

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  19. Fabulous horse shots - other livestock is pretty neat too, but I especially like the close-ups.

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  20. Lovely shots - especially the horse ones they look like canvas prints.

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  21. Those are some fab shots... love the b/w pinto and the closeup of the goat! Thank you for sharing on Weekly Top Shot #46!

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  22. My animal shots never seem to come out very well...especially the horses...and we live quite near the 'horse capital of the world'....but my....I have really enjoyed your animal shots here!! What a great photo field trip.

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  23. Fabulous shots of the horses - lucky you! I love the black and white one with all the whiskers!

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  24. I so want horses! I love the way you applied the subtle texture to those first few!

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  25. Great use of textures... very beautiful and vintage looking!

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  26. These are wonderful! And I would've been giddy too. You still got a good one of the sheep even though they were being a bit anti-social. Hope the rain has subsided and sunshine has returned!

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