Whenever we go to Rhinebeck for the New York State Sheep and Wool Festival, I try to get pictures of animals. They’re never quite satisfying. This time though, I somehow managed to get a few right. It’s like I’m slowly getting it!
I think the key was the wide angle lens. I can get quite close while still seeing most of the sheep (or goat or alpaca). A lot of them were curious about me and would come closer. Probably hoping for food…
There are animals outside. It’s a covered area but has no walls. If I’m inside, under the roof, there’s backlighting that can be problematic. There’s too much going on for silhouettes so I always end up with a super bright spot behind the sheep. Somehow, I managed to get the brightness in control. Still don’t know how I did it…
If I step outside, I get way better lighting. Not all the sheep are visible from there though.
Then, there are barns with animals. The breed display. Backlighting can’t be avoided there but it didn’t seem to be as much of a problem this time.
And then there are the weird animals…
Haha, those funny-looking ones down at the very bottom are my favorite! 😉 This seems like a great way to stretch your photography skills… and these turned out great!
They’re my favorite ones too 🙂