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 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 9 Farmers

Farmers are a favorite subject of mine to photograph. You just never know what you might get when you have your camera around one.

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Day 9 – Farmers

Yesterday in the field I just wanted to get my yearly picture of the kids in the grain truck with their farm hats on. Since I was on the top of the grain truck with them, I was able to be at the right vantage point to capture this image of my soon to be 68-year-old dad. He is a Farmer. One of my favorite Farmers that I like to photograph. I have pictures of him in the fields, among the cows, sorting hogs and teaching the next generation about farming. In all of these photos you see his dedication, his love, and his passion for what it is that he is doing. Sometimes you see the fatigue and frustration this job brings, but no matter what you see what it means to be a Farmer. And that my friends is something amazing to capture.

Canon Rebel T5i
1/80s
f/5.6
ISO:400

Blessings to you,
Laurie – Country Link

 

30 Days of Photos – Day 6 Sunsets

This time of the year the sunsets here in Missouri are beautiful. I don’t always get to capture them, but tonight on a friend’s family farm, I took just a bit of time to capture the sun going down.

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Day 6 – Sunsets

Capturing sunsets can be a bit tricky, for me that is. I love the way the look, but I want to capture the sky the exact way I see it, not capture it and alter it with a photo program. Tonight I was at a friend’s and this tractor and augur were setting at the edge of the field. I walked to the fence to capture the sunset, but did not feel like I was really capturing its beauty. I walked away and up to the tractor, turned around and saw what I needed to do. I dropped all of the way to my belly, decreased my f-stop, increased my shutter speed and crossed my fingers. Here is the result of my sunset picture.

Canon Rebel T5i
1/1250s
f/7.1
ISO:800

Blessings to you,
Laurie – Country Link