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….
Happy Anniversary to the Sunday Stills Challenge! In honor of the first ever challenge, this week’s assignment is pets.
Keeping his eye out for stalking barn cats.
Enjoying some rare afternoon rays.
Posing for a quick photo. “Yeah, I know I’m cool.”
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…
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!!!"
This weeks challenge was to shoot something from up high and/or down low. My shots:
Up high. Took this in SCN, museum. The museum setting uses no flash and the camera is silent, good for distances in between close up and landscape.
Same setting, I only used a timer for this picture, as the light was kind of low. 2 seconds, if I remember right.
Down low! Museum again, zoomed all the way out
I would have had my post on yesterday if the dang power hadn’t went out in the middle of the night. Just got it back a few minutes ago…
What could be better color than a blue Aussie?
Yesterday, we and dogs went over to the Fourteen Acre field and repaired fence. After the big rain/wind storm the other day, quite a bit was tore down, but it didn’t take too long.
“Can I go with you guys to do fence? Please, please, please?”
The dogs had a blast; running all over the field sniffing hunting for field mice, and of course, keeping a watchful eye on us humans.
After the fence was all fixed, it was time to bring the cows up from the Down Below so that they would be near the corral, so that we could catch them easily today. They don’t know it yet, but the boys are going to be walking a little stiffly for a few days…