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autumn 05

Sheep in morning light. This was taken just as the early morning mist was lifting with the sun catching their backs. These fields round our house are very ancient - the undulations are evidence of the medieval ridge and furrow system.  Just realised I haven't cropped out the very non-medieval barbed wire but it's too late now!

autumn 05

Sheep in morning light. This was taken just as the early morning mist was lifting with the sun catching their backs. These fields round our house are very ancient - the undulations are evidence of the medieval ridge and furrow system.  Just realised I haven't cropped out the very non-medieval barbed wire but it's too late now!

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Hi Again Ingrid. I kinda like that little bit of modern day reality in the bottom left.
I also like the misty parallax into the distance. Lovely.
anniedog: Thanks Chris. If I had had my wits about me I would have put in a bit more barbed wire - as it is, it looks a bit like a mistake (which it was!). Glad you like it.
Ingrid
Is it me or are they getting better all the time. I don't wish to appear creeping but this is absolutely wonderful. You could easily 'shoot' for magazines. Could this field be an example of medieval strip farming?
anniedog: Oh, they're definitely getting better Chad - creep away! Not sure I could shoot to order - when you have to do something, it's a whole different thing, as I'm finding out at college.
Ingrid
Sorry just read your explanation - why do I do everything back to front?
The misty quality of the morning light is superb.
anniedog: Thanks - it is a lovely time of day, especially as it is so fleeting.
Ingrid
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 2 Nov 2007, 15:37
They somehow manage to look clean in this light, a difficult thing for sheep to do. Lovely shot, Ingrid. I can never get up early enough to capture something like this, and of course there are no sheep around here.
anniedog: Thanks Martin - it's not something I naturally do, but I seem to remember being sent out to get the Sunday papers the other week, so of course, I took my camera with me!
Ingrid
  • Les Auld
  • Southport in the sun
  • 2 Nov 2007, 17:46
There is a good soft quality to this and the light is just grand. I didn't notice the barbed wire untill I read the dscription.
anniedog: Thank you Les - I only noticed it a while after I had loaded it so I suppose it can't be that distracting. Glad you like it.
Ingrid
Lovely atmosphere and light. (:o)
anniedog: Thanks Ros - we are very rural round here and sometimes it does just look perfect when you get the right light.
Ingrid
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 2 Nov 2007, 19:09
I would have liked more of the barbed wire - brings the context up to date and emphasises the contrast between old and modern farming techniqes. Great morning light sensitively captured.
anniedog: I've probably got some others with more barbed wire. I'll have a look and see if I agree. Glad the trip to get the Sunday papers was so productive!
Ingrid
  • Pilgrim
  • United Kingdom
  • 2 Nov 2007, 19:29
Lovely softly lit rural scene Ingrid. Very helpful sheep posing in a triangular formation for you - are they regular models? Love the highlighting around the sheep and the sense of tranquility the soft lighting gives. David.
anniedog: Thanks David - the sheep are a fairly constant presence though they do get moved from field to field. It was the highlighting that attracted me - I knew it would make a good picture if I could capture it.
Ingrid
A precious stamp! I like because I am able to breathe in the morning! I like much this pic, Ingrid!

For my, Likey!
anniedog: I'm happy you liked it so much, Jose Angel. It certainly is a good time of day to be up and about.
Ingrid
I will pretend I haven't seen the wire and just enjoy this lovely picture.
anniedog: I probably wouldn't have been able to get this close without the barbed wire as they are very nervous if you get too close to them in the field. As it was, they just looked at me over the fence. Glad you like it.
Ingrid
I love the DoF on the barbed wire ....(Ha! only kidding) ... and sheep may safetly graze. Very dreamy, autumnal and pastoral. But I aint saying anything that we don't all already know. Lovely Ingrid.richard.
anniedog: Thanks very much Richard - there is something about animals grazing in the open fields like this that is very reassuring. I am assured by the farmer that these don't get sent to slaughter (we only eat their babies!) so these sheep certainly can safely graze.
Ingrid

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