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“Till the Cows Come Home”

“Till the Cows Come Home”

“There’s a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they’re absolutely free. Don’t miss so many of them.”
― Jo Walton

I titled this image based on a common expression around here. Basically, if you wait “Till the Cows Come Home”, you will be waiting for a long time.

The image was made near my home as I was out photographing a fairly decent sunset. While driving back home, I noticed these silhouetted cows among pine trees and expression came to me as  good name for the composition. This is rarely the case and I spend a bit of time with the image before the title comes to me.

The image also reminded me that I have not spent enough time at sunrise or sunset and need to make some time for these experiences.

So, a bit of whimsey to end the weekend with.

Nikon D800
Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G I AF-S VR Zoom @ 300mm
1/125 sec, f/5.6 ISO 200

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“Bathed in Gold” – Stouffville

“Bathed in Gold” - Stouffville

Similar to yesterday’s post, this photo was also made at Wendat Pond in the “Golden Hour”. This image took a bit more effort to set up, as I was deliberately trying to get the golden glow of the trees on the far shore as a backdrop and I was not very happy with my first few attempts. The bright glow I saw with my eyes was not being captured by the camera. So, a few more attempts later and this is the result. My goal is to represent not just what I see, but how I see it, through my photography.

It almost looks  like a fall image, but it is really mid-spring and the air is warming nicely and the tree in the background is a poplar, just coming into new leaf. The pale green leaves are catching the sun just right to reflect just the yellow tones and warming up the background.

Nikon D3000
Nikor 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6 @ 95 mm
1/800 sec @ f/4.5, -0.33, ISO 250

“Moonlight at the Golden Hour” – Bancroft, Ontario

“Moonlight at the Golden Hour”  - Bancroft, Ontario

A very simple photo of the scene from my trailer deck last evening. I had just returned from the lake shore, making photos of the beautiful reflections on a mirror-like lake when my wife pointed out the moon between the trees. The sun was lighting the distant shoreline and the clouds a soft orange and the sky was a deep blue, with the moon suspended between the branches of trees which have not yet leafed out. A very beautiful scene to end a peaceful day with.

I am so thankful for these moments we are granted to see. Nature continues to amaze me with its infinite combinations. I’ve sat looking at this very spot many evenings and the elements have never quite come together like this. I’m so glad I was there to witness it and be able to share it.

Nikon D300
Nikor 24-70 mm f/4.5-5.6 @ 52mm
1/100 sec @ f/5.0, ISO 250