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Saturday, March 21, 2009

Sunday Stills

Lines. This is the Sunday Stills Challenge of the week. It's interesting that when the new weekly challenge is announced how the brain starts working on what might be good for the "perfect shot."

I think that is why I love doing this challenge. It gives me a week to find something interesting to photograph, and hopefully it will be pleasing to the eye.




This is part of the rock rim that runs 1/2 mile along our
property. Birds and vegetation enjoy it equally.
I see a few of "Mother Nature's" lines in there.
Do you?




A birds eye view from our hilltop.
You can see property lines, edges of fields,
roads, and swather lines
in the hay fields.





Another view from the hill includes a pivot, the
circle in the center left. Our neighbors are
replanting it this year and the ground is in the
process of being worked.






This photo almost looks like it's in B & W, but it's not.
Sagebrush isn't out of dormancy yet.
It has a twisted, harsh look to it; similar to
the winters here.





I was looking at the slightly frozen edges for this photo, and
then realized how the reflection of the wood post
and the sheep fencing in the water made interesting lines too.






It's so drab here still; green is just starting to happen.
But, you can see the swather lines from last summer,
along with the irrigation wheel line...and
of course the obnoxious power lines!



But, we really do have green... eventually...




From last summer... rows of fragrant, fresh cut alfalfa.
Ahhhhhhhhh...it's just around the corner~~


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28 comments:

~ Sara ~ said...

I throughly enjoyed them all... and I can smell the alfalfa. Oh the joys of summer!

The Wife said...

Well, you really had your brain working this week. Those are all great. I especially like the rock formation! Very creative.

Shirley said...

Really well done! That's quite a view you have.Love the sagebrush.

Andrea said...

Loved them all....very creative and each one brings something different!! Excellent submissions!

MariesImages said...

Very cool line images, especially the first one. Nice shadows, not too harsh, shows good texture~
Marie

Janice said...

I love all your shots, if I had to pick one as a favorite I think it would be the Sagebrush. You have lovely views. That alfalfa looks so good I want to eat it. Boy you guys get a great crop. Huge.......!!!

Lacey Jo said...

Love the overview of the fields. I love going to the top of the mountain by our place and getting to see all the fields as well.

Kathleen Coy said...

Love the first shot of the rimrock...it's got yellow in it, how cool! :-)

J9 said...

I like the frozen edges of the water with the fence post reflected - nice lines!

Patches said...

Love the sagebrush and water trough! The alfalfa pic just makes me want to sneeze! lol

Lori Skoog said...

That line of alfalfa looks delicious! My horses would love it!

Ed said...

Very nice selections, all of them :-)

Brandie Dunn said...

Hello! I cannot figure out how to write you back when you comment on my blog other than this! I am glad you like my pictures! I love yours, it is nice to find others that can relate to our way of life. Take care! Brandie

prairierunner said...

Lines, lines, everywhere there's lines. I like your lines. Good job!

WhimsybyMari said...

very nice can't even pick a favorite.

Violet said...

This is what I love about this challenges - getting to see where everyone lives from interesting perspectives!

Amazing, that rimrock. And your view...

Julie said...

How do you make yourself come down off that ridge? I would take that all in and stay forever! Thanks

Wilmoth Farms Rachel & Her Farmer said...

Awesome

Jennifer said...

Loved them all-great shots. I'd love pics from that hilltop when everything gets green, I'm sure that would be a beautiful view.

Flo said...

Wow!! Great photos, but I absolutely love the first one. Fabulous!!

Mine is up over at my photo blog.

Kelly said...

Love the photos...and the great views!

CTG Ponies said...

Love the rock formation and I can't wait for the smell of fresh hay!

Far Side of Fifty said...

What a great selection of lines! I especially liked the view from your hilltop..excellent early spring view, I bet it is beautiful in the summer! :)

Andrea said...

Those are some great lines!! You have some of the nicest country out there. It's so beautiful.

I had missed a bunch of posts, so I had to do some back reading.....I loved your Christmas present. It was VERY nice!

Regular Guy said...

Wow, you live out there don't you. Nice shots, looks like you get your share of exercise getting these shots.

froglander said...

For some reason the nice straight lines of the shot from the top of your hill is the one that draws me in.

Pete said...

Those rocks are pretty cool, but that view in the second one is amazing.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Wow! So many straight lines are located around you. And they say in nature there are no straight lines. Well I suppose the farm lines aren't very natural, but many of your other photos have natural lines.
Great job with your assignment!

~Lisa

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