This week’s challenge is the color pink. It just so happens that one of our pink rhodies, Mary Belle, is blooming…
Mel’s nose is mostly black but he does have a small patch of pink inside his left right nostril. He wasn’t too happy about the camera being stuck in his face….
Choose a starting spot, walk 25 steps in any direction and take 3 photos. The 25 steps can be outside your home, inside your home, in your neighborhood or away from your neighborhood. Once your steps have been counted out, you must anchor one foot, you can pivot on that foot but your anchor foot may not move.
This was a great challenge, had a lot of fun with it!
Twenty five steps east of the horse barn, looking south.
50 steps south of the house:
Carrots for the house and barn (NE)
Faithful guardian (SE).
Some serious stretching required to get this one. That articulating LCD screen does come in handy, though! (South)
Confession: these were all edited to B&W…
My loyal guardian, happy to pose for me.
I was not expecting to find this lurking in at the edge of the mud puddle, with the tadpoles – I think he scared me more than I scared him. It was a pretty warm day, so maybe he was trying to cool off… or maybe frog meat was on the menu?
Almost walked into it 😉
And what would this be without an “old timey” bridge photo? This is the Oregon City bridge, over the Willamette, by the way.
See what the rest of the Sunday Stills gang is doing here!
Pot luck challenge this week, anything we want! It’s been great spring weather, too. Almost summery, but not quite there yet.
(click to enlarge) I took this panorama from Chanticleer Point looking east up the Columbia Gorge for an assignment in my digital photography class. It took a tripod, four pictures, and some help from my photo editing program to stitch them together.
The resident Redtail Hawk lazily circling overhead.
The dogs get might thirsty trudging and keeping an eye on us humans all the time!
Happy anniversary to the Sunday Stills Challenge! It’s been a year, to the day, actually, since the day that everybody first sent in their pictures. The weather was exactly like this, cold and dry and frosty in the morning. I remember taking the dogs up to play in the House Field and how excited I was about the first challenge. Hasn’t worn off yet – I still look forward to them every week.
I had so many that I decided to put them in a little gallery thing so I wouldn’t be stuck uploading them in case the power went out again like earlier this morning. Clicking on the pictures should make them bigger…
I think this week’s Sunday Stills challenge was one of my favorites so far. All we had to do was have a sunny day and something to get a silhouette of! I got quite a few, plus a couple from the archives.
Took this in the in one of the fields left for hay. Had a gorgeous sunset that night, too. With this picture I was trying to duplicate a picture I took last July in the same field.
This is the one I took last July. It actually happened by accident. I didn’t know as much about the camera and had it on the wrong setting and got this amazing silhouette of the grass instead of the sunset.
Blue Jay on the house roof. I can’t believe he actually stayed there long enough for me to go get the camera. They’re so flighty that you usually only run to get the camera, come back, only to discover that he’s gone.
This one’s from the archives. Took this back at the end of April. He just had to come over and investigate!
In the hayfield again. Trace is just waiting patiently for me to stop clicking away so he can go back to the house.
Out for an evening ride….
And now my absolute favorite out of all my silhouette shots. The colors just come together so well.
This week’s assignment as been fun and a bit, well, challenging! It’s all in getting your subject to hold still for more than ten seconds…
Sylvester the cat.
One of our resident Siamese cats.
A calf we named Ty, after Ty Murray - the bullrider
Melvin's right eye.
This week’s challange is a little bit different than the previous ones we’ve been having. For this week, we were supposed to pick two subjects from past challanges and reshoot them, either in black and white, or edit them and change the color to black and white after they’ve been taken.
Trace posing so beautifully for the camera (I think he loves his job as a model….) This is from the pets challenge, which I believe was the very first Sunday Stills Challenge ever issued! Shot in black and white.
Shot in black and white. Do you consider your non-working horse a pet? I do, so I figured Nick would fit into the pet category.
Shot in black and white. Finally, our Siamese kitten/yearling, Gretchen.
Shot in black and white. Black cherry from last week’s macros of flowers challenge.
Pale pink/white Rhododendron. And finally, my favorite flower shot of the week! Shot in black and white.
Ed’s challenge for this week was motion, or something indicating motion. I kind of got a late start this week, since I forgot to check the Sunday Stills blog until Thursday! I think I got some good ones, though.
"Can I go for a walk?"
"This is fun!"
"Look how fast I'm running."
"Catch me if you can!"
"Did you whistle for us?"
"Here we come!!!"