Winter Sunset Over Peil's Farm

 

It's freezing and everything seems to be covered in white. Did I say that it's very cold? But at a moment like this, with the glow of the setting sun, the cold no longer has the same bite. The birds are flying to roost and somehow it's all bearable. Spring will surely come.

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#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Jesse Martineau +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise

#bellesphotos +Belles photos by +Jean-Louis LAURENCE +Claudya Bonnet

#PhotoManiaCanada by +Giselle Savoie +Mark HELM

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Kevin O'Connell Fine Art +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner

#amazinglandscapes by +Rolf Hicker

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Abstract: Hang Gliding Over the (mini) Alps

 

Week 5/26

The natural artistic forces are expert at creating beauty. It can be terribly cold, with a biting wind, snow like shifting sand underfoot, and deep soft gullies that suddenly engulf you. And then you see the sculptures emerging, textured carvings being revealed. And it doesn't feel so cold. You know you are the only person in the world that will ever see this. Except that now you get to see it too.

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#BWProject26 | Curated by +Tisha Montgomery +Brandon Luk +Lauri Novak +Alison Christensen

#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +Nader El Assy +Howard Salmon and +tri rini nuringtyas

#allthingsmonochrome +All Things Monochrome by +Charles Lupica +Enrique Pelaez +Brian Cox +Bill Wood +Dorian Stretton

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The Drive Home After the Walk

 

We had just finished a long cold walk in the snow and were all feeling tired but happy. During the snowy walks through forest and field, Joni spends a lot of her time digging around in the snow while she waits for us to catch up to her, slow as we are on our two legs. She might be playing with her red fire-hose cushion that we throw for her, digging it out of the snow, or searching for scurrying little creatures that she can smell or perhaps hear. When I opened the car door and called her in, she gave me this look. I still had my camera in my hand, took this picture and then another and another thinking that the viewfinder was getting fogged up. Nope! Not just the viewfinder… the lens too. So that's why there is a lovely soft blurry effect around her. I know my friend +Alex Lapidus loves a bit of blur, too…

For my long time firl +Loraine Slessor who wanted to see pictures of Joni. BTW, Loraine, you can follow me and subscribe on my blog if you like. A note about it and a link are in the post below. :D

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#hqspanimals +HQSP Animals curated by +Alejandro J. Soto +Krystina Isabella Brion +Andy Smith

#noapologies #bordercollie #puppy #JonisDiary #AdayinthelifeofJoni #fansofJoni

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Winter Red Tailed Hawk in Flight

 

We have an abundance of beautiful birds here, many of them being majestic birds of prey. The most commonly admired is the bald eagle, but we have hawks and owls as well. I just caught this red tailed hawk as it soared overhead when we were on our walk in our back garden. These raptors always make me hold my breath as they seem so proud, elegant and free in the skies over the poor earthbound mortals crawling around on the ground beneath.

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#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds​​​​ curated by +Andy Brown​​​​ +Dilip Mundkur​​​​ +Wade Cochran​​​​ and +Serkan Mutan​​​​
and
#backyardbirdingmonday +Backyard Birding Monday #BackyardbirdingMonday​​​​ by +Celeste Odono​​​​ +Ricky L Jones​​​​ +Marilou Aballe​​​​
and
#birdphotographymonday +Bird & Wildlife Photography​​​​ by +David Hemmings​​​​
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Evening Light, Winter Woodland

 

As we were going on a walk through the woods a couple of weeks ago, the sun was going down and casting a low, slanting light that seemed to undulate through the drifts of snow. Each time I have passed this group of trees the same effect has caught my eye. I can't imagine how it looks now, after our heavy snowfall and high winds, but probably almost the same, just a lot deeper. It's a very peaceful place and even quieter in the snow.

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#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome​ curated by +Luis Vivanco S.+Оксана Крысюкова+Nader El Assy+Howard Salmon​ and +tri rini nuringtyas

#treetuesday +Tree Tuesday​ by +Christina Lawrie+Allan Cabrera+Ralph Mendoza+Kim Troutman+David R Robinson

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography+Margaret Tompkins+Kevin Rowe+Toshi Nakamura+Tony Phillips+Jeff Beddow+Kevin O'Connell Fine Art+Krzysztof Hanusiak+Dennis Hoffbuhr+Dave Gaylord+Doug Hagadorn+Eric Drumm+RJ Wilner

#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape​ curated by +Michael Garza+Leo Schubert+David D+Jesse Martineau+Mike Hankey+Peter Marbaise

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Emotion Out-take

 

During the days when the film crew from Breakwater Film Studios was here with Steven in his workshop, I took some photos of the two of them, as they said that they had no pictures of themselves working. I didn't take nearly enough, as I was so busy being crew caterer and special craft effects operator, but this one was one that I am posting as it so nearly made the grade for the week 4 theme Emotion for the #BWProject26

I hope no one minds me posting a second one for this theme, but I couldn't resist it. As to the emotion? Confusion? Doubt? Disbelief? They all work. Cinematographer (fancy word for cameraman) +David Bolen and head scratcher/film star +Steven Kennard with producer director +Ben Proudfoot out of sight but in the moment. (That's some lens, don't you think? I think that was one of the things that Steven was scratching his head about.)

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Emotion: Love me, Love my Dog +1 Year

 

Week 4/26: Emotion

The theme of the bi-weekly B&W Project this time is Emotion. This was a revisit of a photograph I took a year ago when we first got Joni, as a pup. http://goo.gl/St0nAk was the original posting – you will find the original photograph I took here http://goo.gl/6KOx54.

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#dogloversworldwide +DOG LOVERS Worldwide by +Robert SKREINER

#hqspanimals +HQSP Animals curated by +Alejandro J. Soto +Krystina Isabella Brion +Andy Smith

#noapologies #bordercollie #puppy #JonisDiary #AdayinthelifeofJoni #fansofJoni

#fidofriday +Fido Friday by +mel peifer +Lisa Lisa +Suhaib Ayaz +Wes Lum

#hqspportraits +HQSP Portraits curated by +Heiko Köster +Ryan Ottaway Martin

#portraitgallery +Portrait gallery by +Aamir Shahzad

#BWProject26 | Curated by +Tisha Montgomery +Brandon Luk +Lauri Novak +Alison Christensen

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Wet: Showering the Sheep Herding Mud off Joni

 

There's nothing like a nice hot shower after a busy afternoon of herding sheep in a freezing cold muddy field.

Those who saw the two sheep herding photos of her need no explanation. Here are the links to the original postings: http://goo.gl/d6ETUO and http://goo.gl/f4QjSN

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#wetwednesday +Wet Wednesday by +Jen Baptist
and the doggy themes:
#dogloversworldwide +DOG LOVERS Worldwide by +Robert SKREINER
#hqspanimals +HQSP Animals curated by +Alejandro J. Soto +Krystina Isabella Brion +Andy Smith

#noapologies #bordercollie #puppy #JonisDiary #AdayinthelifeofJoni #fansofJoni

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Focus and Concentration

 

I took this portrait of +Ben Proudfoot Film Director and Producer and +David Bolen cinematographer at work last week in Steven's workshop. It was enlightening to see such a professional team at work and so focused on their vision.

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#hqspportraits +HQSP Portraits curated by +Heiko Köster +Ryan Ottaway Martin
and the new theme:
#portraitgallery +Portrait gallery by +Aamir Shahzad
#portraittuesday +PortraitTuesday by +Laura Balc

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