Following on from an earlier post of a ram, a few covered sheep. Lighting was pretty flat, but the oak trees across this patch of countryside gave a great backdrop, so made a nice little exercise in trying to put together a composition or two, trying to get the sheep and trees to ‘work’ together.
I do like your countryside! I’m not used to seeing sheep without their tails docked. Makes me wonder about the usefulness of that technique and why it’s so common.
It may be to do with insect pests?
Oh dear Stephen, what a beautiful photographs, fascinated me all these colours… Thank you, have a nice weekend, love, nia
Thank you! You too!
What a beautiful pictures and lovely sheep!
What a great exercise! My favourites are the first and third …
Thank you, Noeline!
Magnificent oaks! nice sheep too… Great photos.
what wonderful images – those trees are amazing and what countryside!
My favorites are 3, 1, 5. Were they recently tupped?
Aye, the culprit in a previous post.
Stephen…..I absolutely LOVE these pastoral shots…especially …in your cover photo…I swear…I can smell the grass, hear the sheep and feel the gentle breeze of a warm summer afternoon….Thank you for sharing…..your lovely work!.
Thank you for you kindness! 🙂
Wow Stephen, I had to laugh. Somehow you came across my lifeaddict blog and I followed a link and end up here… my hobby is sheep herding and photography (but I’m only an amateur) so this story brought a smile – lol
🙂 I do a lot of a lot of landscape photography in an area known as ‘The Yorkshire Dales’ – hill country where the main ‘crop’ is sheep, with a little Grouse shooting on the side. The area is characterised by stone walls and barns on the side of river valleys.
(I happened on your blog by – I wondered if there were any blogs related to Addison’s. My lad has it, he was diagnosed a few years back – the period towards getting the diagnosis was pretty scary, but once made his recovery from a pretty low place was quite remarkable. The major task as parents has been for us to ensure that he takes full ownership of his problem, which he has for the most part. He’s now studying architecture at uni and has moved in with his girlfriend. Of course, as you would expect, we still keep a weather eye on that side of things.
Ah, I wondered how you happened on me – lol
I’m glad to hear your son is doing well now. A great blog on Addison’s is clearlyalive.blogspot – an inspiring blog! I am more into photographing people and dogs… and dogs working sheep 😉 I have a page on kathermans.smugmug.com if you’re interested.
🙂 – I’m not what you call a ‘people person’ so I tend to steer well clear of portraits (and why I’m always out and about!)
Thanks for the tip on the blog, I’ll give it a look some time.
All the best.