30 Days of Photos – Day 26 Winter

The time of year when the air is crisp and the days are short. 
Day 26 – Winter

Another frosty morning that lead to a beautiful day. Winter is knocking at the door and the last of the fall color is fading fast. As I began our day today, I stepped out to catch the morning golden hour and saw my mum. Such a great reminder to the wonderful fall we have had and another reminder that winter will soon be here. 

Canon Rebel T5i

Blessings to you, 

Laurie – Country Link 

30 Days of Photos – Day 25 Landscapes

Blue skies and old barns make for beautiful landscapes. On a day that several are shopping, we spent the day outside with cows.

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Day 25 – Landscapes

This is something I struggle with. Landscapes are a beautiful thing to photograph, but it is not something I feel that I really capture the true beauty of. Today as we were headed up to the red barn to work a group of cows, I stopped. The sky, the few clouds, the barn and the windmill just spoke to me. It was my goal to capture what I saw and at the end of the day I will enjoy it more than any time spent in a Black Friday shopping line. 

Canon Rebel T5i
1/1250s
f/8.0
ISO:200

Blessings to you,
Laurie – Country Link

30 Days of Photos – Day 24 Thankful

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us to all of you!

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Day 24 – Thankful

All lined up in row in the order of their birth. They are a unique bunch of kids, but we are thankful for them.  Thankful that they each are happy, healthy and full of love and laughter.

Canon Rebel T5i
1/4000s
f/6.3
ISO:800

Blessings to you,
Laurie – Country Link

 

30 Days of Photos – Day 23 Decisions

Decisions shape our everyday lives. Decisions also determine if an image is going to be memorable or not.

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Day 23 – Decisions

Every time I pick up my camera I make decisions. Sometimes those decisions have to come fast as not to lose the moment I am wanting to capture. I know several who like to use the automatic feature on their cameras so that the decisions are made for them. When you begin to make the decisions, that is when you will begin to see your images become more than just a picture, they become memorable works of art.

Canon Rebel T5i
1/320s
f/5.6
ISO:800

Blessings to you,
Laurie – Country Link

 

 

30 Days of Photos – Day 22 Lines

A fence line is a type of marker. It lets you know where you are and where you can or cannot be. Let its lines lead you were you need to be.

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Day 22 – Lines

Lines are not always straight, but they are always leading the eye somewhere. Lines can help an image come together, or lines (like power lines) can be distracting in an image. Fences and fence posts are a favorite subject of mine because of the lines. With this image my light was fading, fast. I increased my ISO to allow more light into my camera and made my f-stop smaller so that you would just slightly see the lines of barbed wire extending past the post. If I would of decreased my f-stop even more, the lines would of been sharper. Lines lead the eye and they also lead the path you take with your photography.

Canon Rebel T5i
1/250s
f/71
ISO:1600

Blessings to you,
Laurie – Country Link

30 Days of Photos – Day 21 Below

Being below also leads to an interesting perspective. When you look up, others maybe looking down.

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Day 21 – Below

This big guy is the newest addition to the farm. He arrived yesterday and today was the first time I really got a chance to look him over. He will be one of the cleanup bulls we will use on the cow heard after the first of December. From afar he looked pretty good. Up close he looked really good. From below he looked big! So far he seems to have a very gentle disposition and did not mind at all when I laid down in the grass right next to the fence so that I could view him from below.

Canon Rebel T5i
1/160s
f/5.6
ISO:1600

Blessings to you,
Laurie – Country Link

 

 

30 Days of Photos – Day 20 Above

You may look up and see what is above you, or you may be above and see what is below you. Each can have an interesting and unique perspective.

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Day 20 – Above

The girls and I traveled an hour away from home today to help celebrate a new life. Baby Ethan is not here yet, but he is already very loved and a true gift from above. On the way to our destination we crossed above two sets of railroad tracks just as a train was traveling on one set. I was at that time temped to stop and get my picture, but decided to wait until we were on our return trip. Even though there was not a train to capture, this image from above once again proved to me that you just need to wait, be still and take in the view.

Canon Rebel T5i
1/160s
f/9.0
ISO:400

Blessings to you,
Laurie – Country Link