First week of August was a good week. Our dahlias are blooming nicely. They are such a wonderful flower to photograph. I planted some mixed flower seeds and they are coming nicely also. Anything is game around my house. We have a raccoon with no tail (has been named Stubby) visiting the paddock across the road where Tansy lives during the day. He discovered the tub where her water is. Sometimes there is water left in. I’m not sure if the fox approves or not. We saw the doe and her fawn, which is really growing, one morning. A new saddle was tried out on Jazz. We both decided it looked good on her. If you have read C.S.Lewis books you will recognize Aslan. He was built in memory of a brave little boy that passed away. I found some creative art work on a wall in a small town. Sometimes the small towns have some very creative art work. Yesterday I went to a rodeo. Had a wonderful day. Visited with friends. Shot some great photos. The Western Images page will have new content and I have lots to do. Hope you enjoy this week’s contribution. The Flowers page had some new additions.
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.
Happy Sunday. We hope you had a good week. The Boy and I did. For a while I’ve been planning putting a photo studio in the barn. It’s not very elaborate but I am having fun with it. The Boy lays and watching as I change background, bring out more props, make adjustments, probably thinking going for a walk taking pictures would be more fun! It stays cool in the barn, so it is a good place for both of us to hang out when it gets hot out or windy! On Tuesday a friend/ photographer came over and we practiced with props and backgrounds. She has a very creative mind and wonderful props. I hope she visits again! We used old calendars for backgrounds and they worked wonderful. If you have old calendars lying around needing a home, please contact me. Prairiewindphotography3@gmail.com I promise they will be treated well. My iris plant is providing blooms now. I spent some time trying different background with one of the blossoms. Scrapbooking pages work great for these backgrounds. A while ago I acquired a Lensbaby Composer with various optics. I did some practicing with it once I assembled the studio. I am looking forward to doing more. I already have some favourite optics. The Boy and I went on a road trip. Came across the goose and duck family. Imagine a family of nine. The wild roses are in full bloom. Each morning as we walk I find more to photography. Soon they will be gone and something will take their place. My assistant – the trail camera caught the curious young buck. We have three bucks and a doe that visit often. The only credit I can take for this one is positioning the camera!
I hope you enjoy this week’s collection. See you next week!
2020 will be here tomorrow. By now the 2020 calendars that were given as gifts will be waiting to be hung and the 2019 calendars will be put away. The collection of photos for the 2021 calendar has begun. If anyone is interested in purchasing a 2021 calendar – $20.00 each, please contact me. Prairiewindphotography3@gmail.com
Thank you for visiting my site in 2019 and I hope you return in 2020. Here for you viewing pleasure are the photos used for the new year’s calendar. You can see more of my photos on Instagram — Wilma Olmsted (Will.1157).
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From castles to flowers. On Saturday I attended the Garden Tour at White City, SK. It was amazing. A lot of time and love was spent creating the spaces on disaplay. I’m attaching a few photos to give you an idea what I saw.