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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Photo Wednesday

I am a relative novice at photography. One thing that I've learned, however, is to keep trying new kinds of photos. If I point my camera at something new, I never know what kind of beauty I might capture by accident.

This photo was about an hour after sunrise on a cloudy morning. The sun barely shined through the layer of clouds and was directly being Shyla's neck. To my naked eye, the sky looked drab. I didn't expect to get such a vibrant photo but voila!
The next photo was another experiment with shooting straight into the sun because I thought that there was a chance that the sun would highlight the spray of snow that Shyla was kicking up with each stride. I think a photo like this might turn out better with the sun lower in the sky but I still thought that the experiment was a success.
There's a lesson in my photographic experiments for the rest of life, I think. Keep trying new things, for you never know what you might discover.

Finally, I must apologize for my lack of visiting blogs. Between pneumonia and keeping up with regular life, I've been falling sound asleep as soon as I publish my blog post. Although my cough is not bad anymore, the fatigue from this illness is still dragging me down.

I hope that you all had wonderful holidays.


  1. We happen to love your experments! And that last picture.... WOW!

    We're glad you're feeling somewhat better. Keep getting as much rest as you can and for goodness sakes, eat your chicken soup woman!


  2. Your experiments are just stunning, KB. Feel better soon!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

  3. Novice? Seriously? Seems like every post has something way cool awesome in it.

    Fight that cold or flu or whatever. It WILL lose the battle.

    Mango Momma

    P.S. Stop by Dexter's blog if you want, I think he has a man crush on R.

  4. We hope you feel better soon. You take some awesome photos!


  5. In trying new things we often discover much beauty in life. And you certainly have. I think my MOM caught what you have. She says "it's no big thing." But I think I know better she is very sick and shoveling snow 5 times now today has not helped. I am glad you are on the mend and that means there is hope for my MOM too.

  6. I wish like heck you were not feeling bad, but man, if this is the kind of photos you're storing up for those days when you can't come out to play... holy moly! Keep right on experimenting because you are coming up with some dynamite!

    I've been absent quite a bit lately, too. Too stressed and busy at work, and too fed up with sitting at a desk when I get home. :) I just had my first internet-free Christmas, and I rather liked it! :)

    Hope you get feeling better soon!

  7. One of the beauties of digital photography is that we can shoot without the cost of film and developing so it is easier to feel free to experiment.

    I always love your photography so keep on experimenting. Don't worry about visiting. Just get better.


  8. Dexter definitely has a labraman crush on R! Keep feeling better :-)

  9. Ann...from....Outer Banks of NC...said.....You got what it takes KB... when you grab all those beautiful shots you take... and with all the surroundings and beauty you have there And the breaking of a sun over the sets my heart to the dawning of a blessed world..I embrace it with a gladness I just can't describe KB...hope you feel better soon. HUGS

  10. You are so brave in experimenting.
    I love all your photos--- they look like magic happened.
    I hope you sickness goes away soon.

  11. Your photos are amazing. So amazing I have one of K as my screen saver.
    Please take care of your self the rest will come in time.
    Be well our fur friend.
    XO Cinnamon and Linda

  12. Hi Y'all!

    With my computer problems I haven't been able to visit much either, or at least leave comments...but hubby and I did sit down and read through all your posts...then I couldn't get the comments up!

    This time it's workin'! I just want you to know we are still loving your posts! Your pictures today, as always are fantastic!

    Hope your feeling great soon!

    BrownDog's Human

  13. Stunning experiments! Photography is a wonderful art form because no matter how long you do it, you can always do something new.

    I hope you start feeling much better soon!
    Nola's Mom

  14. Your experiments are a great success. My experiments turn into big blurs! Glad you're feeling better but continue to get all the rest that you can.

  15. Our mom hopes to be a novice photographer like you one day! She enjoys experimenting too...

    Sam and Pippen

  16. Great pictures. Pneumonia is a good reason not to be blogging, BOL
    Benny & Lily

  17. Novice.....You make me giggle. I would love to be a novice of your skill.

    Glad to hear you are feeling a little bit better.

    Bert and My Vickie

  18. It is our ultimate challenge, isn't it? Keep trying, keep stretching, keep learning.

    Thanks for sharing your experiements. They are inspiriing.

    And focus on rebalancing yourself and getting well. When you are whole and able, we will be thrilled to see you visit us!

  19. Its hard to believe you are a novice, your photos are outstanding. I hope you are feeling better and nurse Shyla is caring for you.

    Anne and Sasha

  20. Woah, those photos are just amazing!!!!!

  21. Hello i'm Milo
    All of your pictures are stunning,i love the first one!
    Milo :)

  22. Great job...I´m doing like you, testing and take lots of pictures...and learning from the mistakes.
    Last picture is beautiful....


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