Photo Monday – Sheep and Non Sheep

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…

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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…

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If I step outside, I get way better lighting. Not all the sheep are visible from there though.

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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.

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And then there are the weird animals…

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Creative mommy at home to two wonderful little girls, trying to juggle family, sewing, exercise, family, knitting, photography, and did I mention family?

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2 comments on “Photo Monday – Sheep and Non Sheep
  1. Charity says:

    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!

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