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Sheep on the skyline.

Woke up to my leg telling me I had overdone the gardening so decided to have a very lazy day. Cossetted myself all morning then drove off about lunchtime to look for photographs and shop at Loch Leven's Larder. I wanted cake for Andy when he cleans my car at the weekend but naturally I bought two sorts, a lemon cake that Andy likes and a Selkirk bannock that I like plus one exotic pack of little shortcrust boats filled with hazelnut chocolate cream and sprinkled with crushed hazelnuts. Not content with that I added a couple of packs of nibbles.
Sheep featured quite a bit in my photographs but I liked these ones on the skyline best. Stopped at Strathmiglo for a short walk on the way home. It's been a beautiful spring day and I noticed that the back gate to Falkland Palace was open. Hope it still is tomorrow as I could photograph the aconites again.
Arrived home to take delivery of my new ground bird feeder, a nest box and a three quarters of a coconut filled with fat. As a result I did a bit of gardening after all as I want the feeder outside my big kitchen window for photography. Quite a lot of ivy needs to be removed so I made a start and I'll need to do some levelling as well. But not much. Pleased that I stopped before my leg began to complain. Maybe I'm getting more sensible in my old age.
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16 comments

John FitzGerald said:

The high contrast and the detail on the hillside make for a striking view.
7 weeks ago

Andy Rodker said:

As John Fitzgerald says, so say I!
(I also love the rich tone of the soil!).
7 weeks ago

Jean replied to Andy Rodker:

This is the time of year when many of the fields roundabout turn various shades of brown
7 weeks ago

Malik Raoulda said:

Belle et remarquable vue sur la crête de la colline..!
Bon Vendredi.
7 weeks ago ( translate )

Old Owl said:

A wonderful skyline. I like the gentle curve of the furrows acting as leading lines to the group on the left. A fine gentle picture.
7 weeks ago

Annemarie said:

beautiful :)
have a nice weekend:)
7 weeks ago ( translate )

Erika Akire said:

...das war für dich ein schöner Tag und für die Schafe auch, dass du sie abgelichtet hast, Jean...
7 weeks ago ( translate )

Jaap van 't Veen said:

Beautifully composed Jean.
Happy weekend and stay well.
7 weeks ago

Rosalyn Hilborne said:

A gorgeous shot with the sheep along the horizon and the ploughed, gently curved furrows leading us to them. The shortcrust boats sound like my kind of sailing Jean!

Have a good weekend. Take care of the leg and enjoy watching the birds on your new feeder.
7 weeks ago

tiabunna said:

A beautiful image with the rich tones, high contrast, and furrows making great leading lines. Best wishes for the weekend, Jean.
7 weeks ago

Keith Burton said:

Nicely composed Jean. I love the brown of the ploughed field and the way the light just catches the top of the raised edges of the furrows. The sheep are beautifully lit and you've captured some nice definition in the clouds.

A delightful narrative too..........which piqued my interest as soon as you mentioned the word "cake" :-))

A great idea to set up your feeders etc in a better position for photography...........looking forward to seeing the results in due course.

I hope you have a safe and pleasant weekend.
7 weeks ago

Joe, Son of the Rock said:

Great use of lead-in lines, Jean. The eye is drawn very effectively to the sheep at the top of the hill. Stay safe and have a good weekend. Cheers, Joe
7 weeks ago

Betty【ツ】 said:

You are a very active woman! I like this kind of framing.
7 weeks ago

Weard Bültena said:

Moin,
ich hoffe euch hat es geschmeckt.
Klasse fotografiert.
Weard
7 weeks ago ( translate )

Doug Shepherd said:

Lovely composition Jean, the light is just enough to pick out the furrows and the backs of some of the sheep, great work. The sheep will be glad to see some fresh green spring grass I'm sure.

Have a good weekend
7 weeks ago