Came home with a photo of the dog smelling a trail she was following. Only took a few photos this morning on a walk along the edge of the Mississippi river. Saw some interesting tracks, but nothing that looked like a good photo.
It looked like the cat had been out hunting and made the tracks the dog was following, she poked her nose down in every footprint as she followed the trail.
I was lucky enough to get ahead with the camera and take a few photos. It’s always a guess how they will turn out when taking pics of a moving critter.
I was happy to see that this turned out okay. The lighting and background were decent with some nice contrast in the scene.
Walking on the ice got me to thinking about when it would go out and the river open up all the way… It usually happens sometime in March. When, just depends on the weather. Could be almost any day if it really warmed up or rained, or might wait a few weeks yet.
This past week has been cloudy and snowy, not real good weather for taking pics. I was so glad to see a clear sky this morning! Went out with the camera and got some Sunrise photos. It was a tad brisk with a temp. of -9F/-23C. Not bad at all with no wind, when you dress for it.
Here are three photos from this morning:
Catching the Sunrise thru the trees, lighting up the frost and snow on branches, was taken near the start of the walk. Finding a spot where the Sun and light bring out the best in a scene is a fun challenge.
Catching the Dog at the river bank involved quite a bit of luck. I was snapping pics of the Sunrise shining on the river water and ice, the dog came over to see what I was doing. Luckily I was able to move back and crouch down getting the dog in a few pics. Of course she didn’t pose nicely in the other pics.
Last nights light fluffy snow was pretty sitting on all the dry grass and branches along the river bank. It was worth a try to get a few close-ups of the snowflakes on the grass. Getting the focus right and having the detail show up is always a fun challenge.
These photos are available on Greeting Cards or Prints, along with many of my other photos.
When you go for a walk in the morning with a camera you never really know just what kind of pictures you’ll get. One of the fun things is seeing what the photos look like full size.
The morning of this photo I took a number of pics. Several were from almost exactly the same spot, a place where a couple of decent pics were taken the week before.
Here it is… My Favorite Sunrise Photo from 2011:
And… Here are two photos taken the week before in almost the same spot:
What is amazing to me is how different these last two photos are from each other when they were taken only a few minutes apart from almost the same spot.
Even tho I like all three photos, the top one with the Sun shining thru the tops of the Timothy Hay is my favorite. Aren’t I lucky to live on a farm in Northern Minnesota where there are so many great chances to take pictures?
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