Saturday, August 30, 2008

So the sheep says to me...

Focal length: 15mm
Shutter speed: 1/30th
Aperture: f 5.6
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This sheep was really intent on getting close to Sonja. I can't help but think that it looks like they are having a very serious conversation. I'm trying to include more technical information on my photos, so that's what all the gibberish under the pictures is. and if you've been reading the photography posts, maybe it will even make some sense.

These are a few more pictures left over from the fair that I quite liked but never got around to blogging. Usually I really like to wander the animal barns taking ridiculous numbers of pictures I will never do anything with and making a mental list of all the animals I want to have when I grow up. (My farm will be very Noah's Ark-esque, I fear.) But this time, I ran out of daylight, and so missed most of the large animal barns.

Focal length: 50mm
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Aperture: f 2.5
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We did, however, get to wander through the rabbit and poultry buildings. I have to say, the smell of chickens is a very distinct aroma, and one that is tied to strong childhood memories for me. Assuming that we do eventually end up with some property in the country, I would definitely like to have a few around. I am especially fond of the shiny black ones and the barred rocks, which have black and white stripes.

Focal length: 50mm
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Aperture: f 2.5
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There was also a pretty sweet petting zoo, in which you could buy a cup of carrot slices for like two dollars and then feed all manner of ungulates while trying not to lose a finger. My particular favorites are the camels and the goats with droopy ears. And of course the alpacas, which we'd also like to have someday. (An idea that has been met with much laughter from my family for some reason...)


maylily18 said...

ah the chickens. can my child make your chickens jump over cinderblocks like we used to do with yours? :)

oh yeah, so last year ben really wanted to get a new car and i told him that as long as the cars we had were running, there was no need to. basically i said hell no. then one day the grand prix mysteriously "died" en route to the city. so ben got a used mercedes e class to further his obsession with german cars. i think it is an ugly grandpa car and i hate driving it. he loves it. it is a year older than the audi i think. i wish i could say that we had gotten a brand new m class (which is my dream mommy car) but alas, $60k is just a smidgen out of budget and that is more than my parents paid for their house. oh, i should add that somehow the grand prix was brought back to life and now we have 4 cars. (this is a very sore subject in my book.)

Maura said...

Great pictures! It looks like a lot of fun. I've thought about getting alpacas some day, too, and no one takes me seriously either. They're just so sweet and adorable AND profitable!

anymommy said...

I can completely see you with a farm full of gorgeous animals someday. Oh and my childhood memories of all the cousins on the 'farm' involves chickens too. Chickens and B's 'cockadoodle this MF' story.