Scaring the living daylights out of me, the dogs started howling as soon as they heard my son coming home from work this morning. "Get up and grab your camera and go down to the end of the driveway. Right now!" I ran to the window to look out, and couldn't see a thing at the end of the driveway, the fog was so thick. "That's the point," he says, "the round bales in the field across the road look awesome in that fog. And you'll see all the spider webs out there too." My son has one heck of a good eye, so I grabbed the camera and headed down the driveway.
It was amazing. Not only were the round bales eerie and sort of surreal, the spider webs were too, and they were everywhere. But, the only reason you could see them was because they were covered with droplets of mist. Click the photos to see in a larger size, and you'll see what I mean.
I didn't have to work to get a shortened depth of field in this photo -- the fog provided it for me, blurring out the background and washing it all with a neutral gray that set off the flowers perfectly.
This is one of those photos you don't know you got until you get it on the computer and look at it in full size. I thought at first that I must've took a breath and made the photo fuzzy. But, when I looked closely, I saw that it was tiny drops of water coating each flower. Then, lo and behold, the camera caught two drips! That explained everything. And boy, did those tiny flowers ever give off a powerful, flowery scent.
The sun started to cut through the fog, so I headed back in for my first cup of coffee that I badly needed. I caught Odin by surprise and still quite asleep when I came around the corner of the house. He didn't care.
I took this photo the other day while visiting a friend. This is Cody on Tick, a two year old Quarter Horse, and this is the first time he's ever had anyone on him. I got a kick out of this horse. He literally looked exactly like this the entire time Cody was on him. He gave no indication at all of being nervous or breaking into a bucking spree. I took quite a few photos of this colt's first ride, and I just might put together a walk-through of how Cody works a colt to get him started.