It rained. I went from looking like this.
I have lots of bovine friends who are ecstatic, as well.
I took tons of pictures. Played with all the settings on my camera; shutter speed, aperture and ISO. Figured if I took enough photographs maybe one of them would be worth showing.
This recent foray into ranch photography served to reinforce the principle of the golden hour. Or in reality, the golden FIVE MINUTES known as sunrise/sunset. Let me demonstrate.
Here’s a picture of a couple of cowboys.
Now, take a look at the same cowboys at sunrise.
Why does sunrise have to come so early? A sunrise photographer must be dedicated and carry lots of concealer to cover the bags under her eyes. The flattering light is short-lived.
This young lady and her glistening sorrel horse are simply magnificent. She’s nice and smart, too. She looks beautiful in the golden morning light. These subjects make me look like I know what I’m doing with my camera. Thanks, Cassidy!
Following the light-a metaphor for life, right?
More sunrise glorious-ness.
Unfortunately, there is action that takes place AFTER sunrise. I did the best I could.
I’ve learned my lesson. I’ve got to get up early and stay up late to get the most outstanding photos.
Hope you enjoyed branding day at the ranch. Now I’m off to purchase more concealer.
Stay out of the dark places.
Enlightening love to all.