Monday, October 11, 2010

From atop my perch

I was perched on the top rail of Hank's stall, hangin' out with the boys as they finished their dinner. Alan went over to get a drink of water. I took a picture of him to see if the light was any good. It wasn't; it was flat and boring. Might as well just put the camera away.

Post processing: 1. Ruler tool and arbitrary rotate to straighten; 2. Crop; 3. Levels adjustment layer to fix exposure and white balance; 4. PW's Boost action at 63%; 5. MCP's High Def Sharpening action at 42@; 6. Linear dodge around edges

But before I gave up, I zoomed out.

It took me a few seconds to figure out what I was looking at. 
Oh. Those are my legs. Interesting. And look. There are George's ears.

Alan finished getting his drink of water, then headed over to George's pile of hay. I used the opportunity to take a group shot. I don't have any pictures of the boys and I together, so this is our first family portrait ... in an abstract, artsy-fartsy sort of way.

Hey, where's everybody going? Wait for me.


  1. You always come up with the most unique ways to take pictures, AND then with the most awesome pictures, but standing on the top rail in flip-flops? Yee gads, I didn't know you were a daredevil too! LOL

  2. I love shadow shots at the start or end of the day. Fun!

    Nice shadow legs, BTW.

  3. I would like to have a camera and take pictures of you taking pictures. You can't have taken pictures like you have without a little dirt on the shoes or shirt. To get lower than a chicken is pretty good. But I double check those knees.

  4. very interesting shots! Um, is your shadow showing flip flops as foot attire in the pen? If so you are a brave woman as you may have to "tip top thru the tulips" ;-)
    Theresa in Alberta

  5. Love artsy fartsy. I use to be very artsy fartsy, now I'm mostly the latter.


    And I TOTALLY thought this was a chicken post. :)

  6. Just for the record, I was wearing slip-on shoes, not flip-flops. Not much safer, but I had socks on and at least my toes were covered.

  7. Good editing, makes it look completely different.

  8. Wow that was unexpected, very interesting.

  9. You mean I could've used all those pics that had my shadow in them for blog posts? Dang.

  10. You know it's not so much getting your toes stepped on that I'd be worrying about as not having a very safe grip on that rail in that type of shoes.

    Please do remember you're 7 Miles S of NOWHERE and it may be a while before help arrives if you take a tumble off that top rail and hurt yourself ... and then what would we do without our daily Fantastic Photos fix ?

  11. Hahaha. I recently did that with a CRAYFISH. Yours is much more artsy though. :-)

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