The other side of the fence

These sweethearts came right up for a photo.

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The younger, in purple, was carefully watching over the tartan.  She was older and it he seemed to be her son.

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Big brown eyes for both. Calm energy, listening as I told them how magnificent they were.

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And of course, as always, I got a cheeky tongue!

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I was honoured to have been a part of their day.  The younger was engaged in some games with his rival across the fence before we showed up.  There was a lot of stomping and racing going on but it ended in a gentle nose touch across the fence when dad came to settle them down.

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The view from here

One of the best things about photography is that there are no mistakes.  Of course, there are a lot of techniques and many ‘rules’ to follow if you want to take a photograph that meets professional standards or if it’s what you do for a living, but when it’s just for the love of the art itself; capturing a moment in time that becomes a visual memory that you can share with the world…..no rules apply.  Everything can be beautiful when you’re holding the camera.

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Icicle

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As a kid I could not leave an icicle alone if it was just sitting there, all beautiful and beckoning me to pluck it from it’s roots and marvel as it slowly melted in my hands.

Now, I can appreciate the beauty without having to creep up to people’s homes and steal their icicles…lol.  Also, it now makes me realize who needs a new roof and who is heating their home and the area surrounding them.  I hope the inhabitants of this home stay warm….but the icicles are beautiful.

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Sun flare and magical backgrounds

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As I’m sure you’ve noticed, I tend to like photos of interesting things that aren’t necessarily the ‘perfect’ subject matter.  I like the perspective in my photos to match the ones I see in my mind when I find something beautiful to capture.  This is a terrible example of focus, depth of field and although I could have caught that magnificent reflection on the water, or the sunlight across the field of view, I like the photos that came out focusing on the rays of light that we can’t quite see with our own eyes.  The backdrop is beautiful, but the photo seems to take it all into account here and and lets me show you all the things I see….much of what would be missed if no one ever stopped to look.

Bottom up 

This tree is nothing but gnarled knots and  stumps where branches once reached out to the sky.  Ugly, half dead and home to at least half a dozen animals, this old girl is so beautiful in a way that’s all her own. 

Whym 2017 ©