30 Days of Photos – Day 19 Play

Always a smile on their face and a race to be run.

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Day 19 – Play

Today has been a busy one. We worked hard today taking advantage of the good November weather we are having. Some dirt work was done, gutters were cleaned, fire wood was carried in and the basement was cleaned. Even with all of that, our girls still found time to take a few minutes and play.

Canon Rebel T5i
1/400s
f/9.0
ISO:800

Blessings to you,
Laurie – Country Link

30 Days of Photos – Day 18 Faces

With the security of mom he shows his brave face…

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Day 18 – Faces

Every face has a story to tell. This little ones face tells a story of new life and new discoveries. The calves are always the curious ones when I walk into the pasture. Their faces draw me too them, for each one is unique and different. They get close and then dart away, only to come close yet again. This one was enjoying his afternoon meal when I noticed him. He was the only one nursing at the time and paused for a second to take me in with his big eyes. Eyes that are full of expression and life. Like all of the others, his faces tells a story.

Canon Rebel T5i
1/200s
f/5.6
ISO:400

Blessings to you,
Laurie – Country Link

 

30 Days of Photos – Day 17 History

Today I took a bit of time to visit a piece of family history. History that has been in our family for over 100 years.

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Day 17 – History

What a family jewel this barn is. It has stood on this spot more years then we actually know. My grandmother was raised on this farm and my great uncle still lives here. This barn was used as a milking parlor, had stalls for horses and was used to house sheep. Over the years it has been added on too, gotten a new roof and new doors, but it has always been used. To this day, it has purpose and it will continue to live on and form new history for more generations.

Canon Rebel T5i
1/400s
f/6.3
ISO:400

Blessings to you,
Laurie – Country Link

30 Days of Photos – Day 16 Memories

Sometimes you just need to stop and photograph the things that make you happy. The things that bring back the memories.

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Day 16 – Memories

I drive by here almost every day. The place has not chanced much in the past 20 years but I know that someday it will. Someday the barn that I played in as a little girl and have fond memories of will be gone. The grain bins that I helped clean out with somewhat fond memories may still be here, but there could be more added to the mix. This is the barn where my first cow had her calf. It is where the milk cow would come each morning and night to be milked. It is the place where we grind feed and stack hay in the loft. It’s the memories that bring this picture to life. For not every picture speaks to everyone, but not everyone has the memories that go with the picture.

Canon Rebel T5i
1/3200s
f/9.0
ISO:800

Blessings to you,
Laurie – Country Link

 

30 Days of Photos – Day 15 Finished

We have been waiting for this day for a long time and today it happened. Today we finished!

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Day 15 – Finished

Each year when the days get shorter and the corn turns golden, we head to the fields for harvest. We go hoping for a good crop that produces high yields and low moisture. We go knowing the days will be long and sometimes the tempers short. We check the weather on the hour hoping for a bit more time when they say that rain is on the way. We eat at the edge of the field or on a tailgate the meals brought to us. We juggle kids, homework, laundry and business all from the cab of a tractor or combine. We rely on Gma and Gpa to help watch, shuffle, transport and supervise the next generation. Above all these things, we say thank you. We say thank you for the bountiful harvest, for the individuals who helped and for the fact that we finished.

Canon Rebel T5i
1/1250s
f/5.6
ISO:100

Blessings to you,
Laurie – Country Link

 

30 Days of Photos – Day 14 Dark

Just like the right kind of light can be beautiful, things in the dark can be beautiful too.

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Day 14 – Dark

It’s not everyday that there is a chance to photograph something in the dark. Usually it would require a flash, but not tonight. If you were outside after dark then you witnessed the “Supermoon”. This is the closest the moon has been in 68 years. It shone bright over the farm tonight and was truly a sight to see.

Canon Rebel T5i
300 mm focal length
1/3200s
f/5.6
ISO:800

Blessings to you,
Laurie – Country Link

30 Days of Photos – Day 13 Explore

Nothing better than a beautiful day and a little boy full of imagination and the desire to explore.

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Day 13 – Explore

Today we visited with family. We had a great meal and the kids took to the outdoors for a friendly game of touch football. It was almost 2:00 in the afternoon and if you have followed my pictures for very long, you know that shooting in the middle of the day in the full sun is not something I tend to do. The light and shadows are harsh. Individuals squint their eyes and my pictures never come out the way I want them too, but I am challenging myself to not only take pictures every day this month, but to also explore in my picture-taking. Be that exploring a new location or exploring the use of my camera, I am challenging myself to do more. Sometimes all of the wrong things make for a fun and interesting picture. My nephew and I both went exploring this afternoon and saw things in a new and different light.

Canon Rebel T5i
1/640s
f/7.1
ISO:200

Blessings to you,
Laurie – Country Link