Sunday, February 20, 2011

Just practising

I was woken this morning by The Boys giving throat to some perceived threat.  I love the deep, deep rumble the bulls make, it seems to come from so deep within them and often sounds so mournful. 

I looked out my bedroom window to see what was going on and one of The Boys all but had his head in my garden.   He was standing about three paces from my window, no wonder he sounded so loud.  I decided, after a quick look around that there was no-one in sight, so grabbed the camera and crept outside in my bedclothes.

I’ve never tried ‘shooting from the hip’ before.  I have enough trouble producing decent photos putting some thought into it.  But that is the topic of this Fridays My Town Shoot Out so I decided to put in some practise. 

With the camera at hip height I fired off a few shots.  He just stood there and gazed at me.  

bull feb 2011

I really enjoy having these guys as neighbours. 

Another of my grand-daughters has decided she wants a blog.  I’m pretty sure her only motivation is that her twin sister has one, and neither of them has any idea what blogging is all about, I doubt if either of them will stick at it.  Shayde might as she is developing an interest in photography but is having a few difficulties understanding the technology.
  
Anyway, we set up Krystal’s blog yesterday.  She couldn’t think of a title so I just put in the word verification, singstrel.   She likes music and singing (like most 12 year olds, I guess), so that will do for now. 

11 comments:

  1. Wow. I'd be a bit cautious being in the same field as that fellow! You've really got a couple of cracking photos in this and the previous posts.

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  2. That's a great photo. It looks like you might have been very close. Take care and I think it's just great that the granddaughters are learning something about blogging from you. You can add a new category to your resume - computer consultant!

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  3. Good heavens - he looks like some of the 15 year old boys around here!

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  4. This is a fantastic shot. You obviously have to be a cowboy (cowgirl?) to manage shooting from the hip. I'm not; but I recognize that bull's stare. That's the look I get from PEOPLE when I try to practise in town...

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  5. I love his expression (also deep and rumbling) and your granddaughter is beautiful!

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  6. I wouldn't like to get too close that. The temptation is to get one step too near for photography reasons. Either the subject will escape or .... the other option !!

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  7. Love that photo of his face! isn't there something wonderful about those eyes? Blogging might develop a love for writing, creating, taking photos, etc. for her. And, the bonus is getting to meet people from all over the world and find similarities and differences in them too. I love blogging and wouldn't have met you or seen "your life" if not for blogging.

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  8. What a handsome suitor you have! No bull!

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  9. great shot for from the hip Pauline. have fun!! and see you Friday.

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  10. You shot that from the hip?!! Very well framed!

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