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

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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 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

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 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