The Farm Paparazza!
Prior to establishing a website and blog, my interest in photography was limited to taking snapshots on vacations—although not recently because, with a couple of exceptions, we’ve vacationed in the same spot for about 25 years—and holiday family pictures, also not recently. We have albums we never look through and a file drawer of pictures we haven’t sorted for many years.
As I researched farm wife blogs I found most women post pictures, which adds appeal to the blog.
Our camera is a small digital Canon PowerShot with no extra lens attachments. I’ve spent time with the instruction manual and probably still haven’t scratched the surface of the camera’s capabilities. My skill is strictly amateur and some of my best shots involve a lot of luck! Photographing pictures for my blog has become an unexpected and fun retirement hobby.
My favorite photo subjects are anything on the farm that moves: Bill, Cricket, Molybolt (cat), the cows and calves, pasture fires, baling hay, tree frogs, snakes and spiders. And things that don’t move: cow pies, birdhouses, June's Junque yard art, asparagus, morels, and flowers. You name it, it’s in the view-finder.
Favorite Pics from Past Blogs
Unexpected Farm Paparazza Moment
We have 11 replacement heifers and a bull to breed them in this pasture. I wasn't sure if this was a game or a bovine version of two jealous adolescent girls in a hair-pulling, slapping and biting scuffle over the bull.
The fray lasted several minutes and seemed intense at times. Finally, just when I decided to break it up before somebody got hurt, they both saw me and headed toward the fence, stopping a couple of times to kiss and make up.