Friday, December 6, 2013

FSO - Rush Hour


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It's not very often I barely have to think about what to post for FSO. The first words of the prompt were "A congested highway or waiting for the cows to move off the road," and my mind springs immediately to the day not long ago when there had been an accident out on the highway and the detour was very much the long way to town (both in distance and in time). 


Livestock on the road is a much more common sight for me.  This morning I was quite surprised to see the young bulls out on the road with no farmer in sight.  They were in no hurry to move, enjoying their new found freedom.  After I got past them, I chased them back in the direction from whence they had escaped, my good deed for the day.


One rainy day it was sheep being moved along the road. 


Here on the farm, rush hour is the time before and after milking when the cows are moving to and from the milking shed.   This is taken from my front deck.


 I was at Barge Park a while back when there was a rush of young runners competing in the inter-school cross country.  They were past me and away before I could life the camera. 


We are looking to give FSO a new lease of life.  Don't be shy if you'd like to take part, you only need a home town and a camera.  I know I felt intimidated and visited for months before I dared contribute but there's no need to be shy.  You will find some wonderful supportive people there and also some amazing photographers who are happy to share their knowledge.  I can't begin to tell you how much I've learnt since I've been participating.

13 comments:

  1. This really fits perfectly. The frontal shot of the sheep is wonderful!

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  2. You live in a beautiful and wonderful place!

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  3. Hi, Pauline -- it has been a long time since I've looked at FSO stuff. Wonderful to see you are still clcking away. And what incredible improvement - not that your pictures weren't great before - but these really pop!

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  4. I suppose we are a bit like cattle and sheep on the highway during rush hour

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  5. Hey Pauline how great it is to be having a new start. I have a couple of friends who love photography that I am trying to encourage to join in. It is such a fun thing. You are getting to be the world traveler. Love the sheep shot.

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  6. I like all those shots of animal rush hours - rear views and front views!

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  7. Pauline...do your cattle actually drive on the left just like the cars...:-)Looks like it!

    I was hoping for a sheep-shot from you and boy did you ever give us a dandy. That's just beautiful.

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  8. This seems like a foreign country to me - the only livestock I see is in the supermarket! :-0 !!

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  9. I miss the cows and the sheep round here. Especially the sheep. Love that sheep shot. Looks like you're about to be stampeded.

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  10. I laugh when people on Lewis talk of traffic hold-ups. They mean three cars in front of them at the roundabout! Rather like Napier really.

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  11. I love your kind of rush hours!!!

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  12. I think the sheep on the road turn the rush hour into 'slow' hour! Love it!!

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  13. the general consensus seems to be the sheep, one other comment is exactly what I thought - we are like sheep when we sit in traffic.
    great topic for you. hugs

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