Black & white Wednesday

I took this photograph of Max about 4 years ago when I lived in County Monaghan here in Ireland. We would go on early morning walks around some of the local lough’s. He was in need of a trim has his wet muddy hair shows this up here. Just look at his face, eager to get back moving through the fields.

Wet and muddy, a happy dog.

Hope he is still enjoying his walks, been a few years since I last seen him.

Take care and stay safe.

George.

Photo data: Nikon D7200 with a Sigma 17 – 70 mm lens.

1/100 sec @ f/4: focal length 70 mm : ISO 400

Drumlin’s , lough’s and frost.

Sunday morning with a hoar frost covering all the vegetation and the gravel welded together, me and my old pal set off for our morning walk. The cold biting at flesh exposed and the sun rising in the sky it was a beautiful morning.

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This part for Ireland has rounded hills called Drumlin’s  and within the valleys lough’s of various size. With the sun still low the land contours and the frost covered foliage stood out has the landscape changed with the light acting has a large craving chisel.

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And with nay a breeze the lough mirrored the beauty of nature’s landscape plantings. Has my old pal and I wandered around the lanes exploring short off shoots heading down the lough’s edges where others came to fish.

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With it being cold the edges around the lough still had ice on them. Carved like cut glass with the remains of last years reeds forming hollow masts. It gave a look like a modern sculpture to the edge.

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Reaching the far side of the lake and the sun in our faces we stopped to watch a swan drift by. I turned around and there sitting in the sun my old mate was sat waiting. Getting low I quickly shot a couple of frames.

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With the sun reflecting of his coat and the sun in his eyes it was time to make our way back. Like myself he loves his rambles around the lane and lough’s as he checks out every path our wild friends make while living there lives.

Thank you for visiting

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Thought I would give it an Irish tricolour look.

Enjoy your weekend.

 

A Cold & Misty morning

So a misty morning greeted me with a heavy frost coating the world in fine jewels. Just me and the dog out for a morning stroll, with a 17-70 zoom on the camera we headed out. With the mist acting like a giant softbox the landscape soft on the eye, my old pal and I headed off down the road.

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Yes this is a road, one of the many little L roads in Ireland.

A stop at one of the small loughs and it’s soft on the eye with the mist still down.

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 A couple of close ups for the foliage

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A beautiful morning in a grand part of Ireland where the pace is slow and the company great.

Thanks for dropping by.

61/365 Shutter release Challenge

So the last day off 2015 is here and a new album starts tomorrow for 2016. That’s the first two months of the 365 challenge over and I am looking forward to the next ten. There will be a few hard months ahead before the weather brightens up and the days lengthen, opening up new opportunities and new subjects. So here’s today’s photograph, a style I don’t normally do but it’s the last day off the year.

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Max in HDR

Thank you for viewing and Happy New Year to all.