A few nights ago, the magic hour of color and light paid me a surprise visit.
Golden light and magical beauty in the skies above…the first evening in several weeks that we had actual clouds.
Clouds add interest and amazing detail…soft enchanting light and colors that deepen with views that you usually do not see.
I did not have time to put on my mucky yucky chore shoes…when the light is right, you hurry quickly as the light changes so fast and you do not want to miss out on one second of the golden hour.
I grabbed the closest shoes I could grab next to my camera…my Danskos…my one pair of nice black town shoes…and off I went carefully as the shoes have a slight boot heel and I am known to be a total klutz!
Fanny Annie was shocked that I did not have my boots on!
As I climbed through the fence and headed up the muddy hill behind the house wearing my nice Danskos…
I wondered if this means that I am truly becoming a real photographer?
I was caught off guard as the day had been sunny without clouds…I greedily took shot after glorious shot:)
Amazing views full of various hues and ever changing light with the clouds above.
I have missed the dramatic ways you can capture and photograph the landscape…for about a month we have had nothing but bright sunshine without clouds and a blue sky faded out to a blahsay color.
My Sony a77 Camera, shoots 12 frames per second. It is fast with no lag time, which I love! One of these days I will be up here filming WB going through the gears of his current Hot Rod! I am always thinking drama and creatively…I can see him coming through fog or smoke…going through the gears…not sure if I can pull that off but it would be a fun day of great shots and videos! Also, notice you can see my arena and round corral…maybe we could get some cows to work too:)
Hey WB, I’m up here…in the mucky mud with my Danskos on…I think I am obsessed with my camera and photography.
Artistic shadows on the landscape bring depth and intense colors that knock my socks off! I find that my eye constantly scans my horizon looking for something creative and unusual to capture.
I have lived on the land forever in isolated areas…
And I never grow tired of scenes like this…
Or of my horses…I love Annie’s cute ears outlined in black…she took a mud bath, see the dried mud on her neck:)
Skies of gold filled with beauty that we will miss if we are watching TV or on the computer…I love the colors of gold and blues in this shot.
God’s creative, ever changing scenery…beautiful!
Never boring at all!
A fun reflection in the puddle in front of the house.
A gift to capture the reflection of the clouds, the colors and the light in it.
This one is my favorite with the log fence and the almost surreal colors that give a muddy ranch puddle an unusual perspective of beauty!
Sometimes it is hard to find the words to describe what you see…incredible and beautiful:)
No matter where you live you will find beauty all around you in different ways. I have been in huge cities before and seen incredible beauty that I never see here…and I love the desert…most think it is just a flat boring place…uh-no.
“Seriously Mom, I can not believe you wore your Danskos in the mud and went up on the hill to take pictures…geez!”
“Well, I know Annie…and you rolled in the mud right after I had brushed you so pretty and nice:)” “And I love you Annie Fanny…you are so sweet and cute:)”
Annie Fanny and HRCG are wishing you a wonderful peaceful evening and a great week!