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PWP Week of July 26 2020

Happy August 1.  Happy long weekend to my Canadian friends.  And a good friend is celebrating a birthday.  Birthday wishes coming your way.

This week’s collection is mixture of images.  There was no travelling, spent some time in Studio 13.  Practicing with my Lensbaby Composer.  Our flowers are starting to bloom so I have lots to practice on.   I’ve included a few barrel racing and rodeo ones taken the weekend of July 18.  The one of the steer wrestle did quite well on Instagram. My assistant the Trail Camera caught an encounter between the resident fox and our visiting raccoon.

I’m thinking of creating a “Western Images” page of rodeo, barrel racing, western accessories and horses.  And a “Treasures and Keepsake” page.  I’ve included a few of these shots in this week’s collection.

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PWP Week of July 19 2020

Another week in the book.  It was a hot humid one here.  The Boy and I spent a lot of time in the house.  Sunday wasn’t too bad, which was a good thing as I spent a few more hours photographing the rodeo slack.  Lots of pictures of cowgirls and cowboys riding gorgeous horses.  The trail camera did an awesome job of capturing our deer and the foxes that share space with us.  I did manage to get pictures myself of a doe and later two fawns.  Due to the high temperatures we spent some time creating in Studio 13.  I hope you enjoy this week’s photos.  We had fun taking them and editing them.  Till next week!

W.

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PWP Week of July 5 2020

This week The Boy and I were out and about.  We both like road trips.  We saw two large wall murals.  One was called “Market Day”, the other “Dinner in the field”. My peony bush has decided it is time to bloom.  It is about a month later than plants in the city.  I spent some time with one blossom in Studio 13 using different backgrounds.  I have a favorite  wonder if you will?  No barn would be complete without a barn cat and we have Barn Kitty, the tabby.  She decided to come out and see what I was up to.  We visited a man who I will call the Gopher Whistler.  He does his whistle and gophers come from all over for the bread he feeds them.  For him they are very tame.  The are cute but can cause a lot of damage.  Here are shots from our week, again, a bit of everything.  Hope to see you next week.

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PWP Week of June 28 2020

This week was a week of celebration.  July 1st  for my Canadian friends and July 4th for my American friends.  Hope all had a good time.  I spent July 1st home with my family. The only fireworks was the discussion on what to have for supper!  We had warm/hot weather and thunderstorms this week.  The shots of the clouds are straight out of the camera.  No magic editing.  The clouds looked fierce but we only had minimum wind and 3/10th of rain.  My assistant the trail camera caught a whitetail doe and her fawn and two of the bucks that spend time in our area. The Boy and I went on a road trip one day.  Saw some cattle and a moose on a hill that someone had built .  Looks pretty realistic. One evening when we were out and about, there were turkey vultures flying over head.  That does give a person a funny feeling!  On one of our hot days The Boy and I spent time in Studio 13 experimenting with different props and backgrounds.  I had a good time, felt good getting the creative parts of the brain working.  The Boy had a good nap!

All in all it was a good week. Hope to see you next week.

W.

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PWP Week of June 21, 2020

Happy Sunday!  My week went fast, how was yours.  This week we have some action shots.  Flying ducks and bees; running coyote and deer.  My assistant the Trail camera caught some great ones of the deer that live in our pasture.  We are pretty dry here and a caught Quill having a dust bath.  Think he was trying to impress the ladies.  One evening we had an unwanted guest on our front lawn.  This shot was taken thru the window as I wasn’t going outside. Went on a road trip but the only shots I have from it are the ones of the mule deer doe in action.  The driver didn’t see the photo opportunities I did and wasn’t inclined to stop.  I counted about ten shots that would have fit in here.  Oh well. Hope you enjoy these.  I’m hoping to spend some time in Studio 13 being creative this week.

Come back next week and see what manifested.

W.

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PWP Week of June 7 2020

Not much photography wise is happening as of yet.  No events, concerts, horses chasing barrels.  I’ve pretty much been staying close to home.  However, the camera isn’t gathering dust.  It comes with us when The Boy and I go for walks or drives.  I’ve decided to do a week by week pictorial story of our adventures.  Each day brings something new.  If it doesn’t there is still the usual – horses, flowers, birds.  Please join me as we travel thru the week of June 7.  Today starts a new pictorial log.  I hope you come back next week to find out what we saw.

W

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Young bucks

This season of photo opportunies has been pretty well nixed.  Everything cancelled.  Spring in the country can provide lots of photography but sometimes Mother Nature is slow in providing them.  Around where I live we’ve had a lot of wind and it’s been cold.  The crocuses finally covered the hills, now the lilacs are blooming here. My trail camera managed to pull up some of the slack and recorded shots I never would have been able to capture.  However, the animals have been slow in returning also.

I hope you enjoy theses shots of two young bucks, my assistant the trail camera was able to catch.  Hopefully we see more of them.

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Fox Family

I am very fortunate to live where I live.  So many photo opportunities.  There is a family of closes living very close to the farmstead.  I imagine they are related to the ones that have live close for a number of years.  I think I read once that the female will return to where she was born to raise her young.  For what ever reason, I am so glad they are close.  Watching the Kitts play is like having a basket of puppies.  These photos were taken with a Browning Trail Camera.  It has been set up by the den long before the Kitts arrived.  They just think it is part of the scenery.  There are five Kitts in total.  They don’t seem to play outside together all the time.  This may be a survival mode.  I read (yes I do a lot of reading) that out of six only two or three will live to September.  Yes Mother Nature can be cruel.  I hope you enjoy watching them as much as I do.

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Survival of the Fittest

I am truly grateful to be living where I live.  There are so many photography opportunities.  At the present there is a family of foxes living close by again.  I am able to have a trail camera close to them and am getting some amazing photos.  The kits have just begun to come out of the den.  Below are a few for now.  Look forward to more!  Click on the thumbnail photo and then arrow thru the collection.

W.