Sunday, April 13, 2014

A Shameless Bit Of Misdirection

I have a half-written story on my computer. Well, an outline. I really need to get it written, but... ooooh look, PHOTOS!

*runs and hides*


I saw this lad in a field as I drove home one night at twilight. I had to get a photo for my good friend Jayne Martin, who tells me that he's a Gypsy Cob.


After a long drive round this morning, this is the only good photo I took. Spring has indeed sprung.


I'm rather pleased with this. Sharper than my last attempt a year ago.


A local house. I had shade to take it from, and the weather and clouds and pretty much the whole thing conspired to be interesting.


Too good to miss. I did some severe cropping from the top because of some movement in the branches, but the final letterbox effect is very pleasing.


Spring sap rising. This was all about the colour.


Not a very attractive bridge, but this begged to be captured as the sky was cooperating.


The view from one end of the bridge. I like the tractor lines and the zig-zag landscape.


When I was dropping a friend back at work, he pointed out a nearby duckpond. This handsome drake was king of the water.


A sleepy lad/lass peeps out from under Mum's wing. There's actually half a dozen of them under there!


A little later, under bright skies, the duckling came out for a nap in the sun...


... but got too hot and made a mad dash for the water!

Thanks for visiting!

Indigo

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18 comments:

  1. Cute little guy is really hoofin' it isn't he?

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    1. He made quite a splash too, Delores!

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  2. You just keep getting better! Lovely photos. :-)

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    1. Thanks Chrissy =) A fairly eclectic bunch this time, but varied is good, right? Indigo x

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  3. Beautiful photos! You had me at the first one. There're very few phrases that typify my favorite Victorian literature more than "a trap pulled by a stocky cob." I have only to imagine a two-wheeled wagon and the image is complete.

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    1. Hey Geo! Thanks. We do get a lot of traps around here, often on a Sunday morning. And yes, these lads are often up front. Indigo

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  4. These are wonderful. I love every one.

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    1. Thanks Jenny, that's very kind of you (and great news =) ) Indigo x

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  5. Very nice work Mr Roth Sah! I like the bridge as those colours fairly pop at ya and who wouldn't smile at the duckling shots?

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    1. Hey Alistair! It's a road bridge, one I've driven under hundreds of times. It never fails to make my eyes water. Indigo

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  6. Hari OM
    I disagree about the bridge... but then I adore symmetry and industrial chic. ...and what can be said about liddle duckkies aawwwwwwsome. We're a bit behind in the sunshine stakes up here, but one day... YAM xx

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    1. Namaste Yam! I like a bit of the old abstract stuff myself, and take a lot of it when the sky is boring :) As for a lack of sunshine, I thought you grew up in Scotland. No surprises, surely?! Indigo x

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  7. HOLY COW. These are beautiful... I love each one of them... but the baby duck and the wing? OH MY GOODNESS. That is so amazingly gorgeous. You TOTALLY nailed it!

    I laughed at this part:
    I have a half-written story on my computer. Well, an outline. I really need to get it written, but... ooooh look, PHOTOS!

    *runs and hides*

    Because I JUST did the SAME thing!!!!

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    1. Hey Katherine! Shameless, aren't we? And thanks, I've had mixed feelings about a lot of my stuff lately, and throw so much of it away for being repetitive or just plain dull. But hey, some I like =) Glad you enjoyed! Indigo x

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  8. Oh, the duckies, the duckies! The cuteness hurts my eyes!!

    You sure live in a part of the world with some amazing clouds. In Ohio, dramatic clouds are very rare.
    Gorgeous stuff, my friend!

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    1. Hey Dawn! Thanks, they're adorable little fluffies, aren't they? I sat still for half an hour using a long lens, and they started getting bolder and walking straight past me. And of course, the short lens was in the car! I shall return =) Indigo x

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