My mission statement~

I intend on "trying" to live a life that is about: not putting in my mouth things that are bad for me or have come from an animal that was treated cruely while alive on this earth and during slaughter, creating lasting fond memories for my children and grandchildren, adventure, challenging myself, respect others regardless of species, race, color or creed, taking risks, having fun, being grateful, respecting myself & my body, being authentically myself, taking responsibility for my actions, being proactive, being a problem solver, taking action, introspection, transition, change, honesty, growth, loving & helping others, having integrity, doing my best, being easy on myself, enjoying this world, becoming well read, seeing the wonder of it all and never allowing fear to hold me back!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

ABC Wednesday letter N~

N is for Novice!
I am a novice photographer and especially with water/sunset effects!
We have a small lake, Springlake, about 10 miles north of town. It is where our water comes from. I have witnessed some wicked water effects from sunsets in the summer. I have meant to get out there for weeks and kept forgetting at just the right time.
Well I was slightly disappointed. The effect wasn't there when I went there last Sunday evening. Is it the time of the year?? (Looking for an answer please) The sun sat too low as it set and wasn't high enough over the trees to hit the water the way I remember it mid summer.
Well these are what I did catch~
This little guy greeted me as I entered the lake!
How do people get their gun out, look through the scope, see this, then shoot???? I am truly not judging, I just truly do not get it?? I really don't. My brain won't rap around it??


Golden leaf!


Beautimus!

Pretty as a picture!



I just like the contrast!




Looks like mustard spread like paint across the sky!




???? I like, but not what I was trying to get. I do like the ripples though!





I like the reflection of the trees on the water!



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25 comments:

Rebeckah said...

All of your pictures are lovely! You will get better and better as you snap away. I wish I could answer your question, but I have no idea! I hope someone can help you.

Tracey said...

Beautiful pictures Heidi!!

haffnewie said...

Don't know how people shoot deer or anything else for that matter. I only kill bugs!
Nice photos Heidi. You are really enjoying this aren't you! You should be proud of yourself! keep it up!

Carin said...

As far as sunsets go I'm wondering if it has a lot to with the temperature. It has really cooled off here (snowing right now) and the breathtaking sunsets are pretty much gone. Just an idea, not sure. I will say that you still got some wonderful pictures. I love shots of the sunset reflecting on water. Good job!

When I go hunting it's just like what you did, I'd rather shoot a picture than a gun.

I love your life list- you'll get your dirt bike someday and when you do try a wheelie!

McEwens said...

I dont think you are Novice.... not with these photos!

antigoni said...

Awesome, beautiful, great, perfect!

Saddle Mountain Rider said...

These are great shots! You certainly have beautiful country in which to take pix.

earthlingorgeous said...

Oh my! Don't be so disappointed with your shots! They are so LOVELY! Very gorgeous looking photos! You have captured their essence they are so lovely! My photos will be ashamed compared to yours! Hahahaha! Great N post!

{i}Post said...

Great pics, girl! Getting better! Oh, and thanks for the shout out...you are in twice for the drawing! ;0)

Scrappy Girl said...

Great photos Heidi! I love them all!

Bear Naked said...

For a Novice photographer I would say you are doing a wonderful job.
How nice that the deer appeared for you.

Bear((( )))

kouji haiku said...

these are lovely. :)

Carolynn said...

Nice photos. Practice makes perfect, although perfect is highly over rated.

BTW, I've tagged you over at my site today. Come over, if you dare. ;o)

Carolynn

Tami said...

Your pictures are loverly today.

photowannabe said...

I love the mustard smeared across the sky and the golden reflection in the water. Nothing novice about your choice of shots.

DesertHen said...

What beautiful shots. You did a great job. I love the photo of the deer. So peaceful and lovely.

I do think the time of year plays a roll in how the sunlight plays off of water....the sun now is lower in the sky when it sets, so the rays will not hit the water at the same angle they do in the summer months when the sun is higher in its arch arcoss the sky......Just my thoughts and I am so a "novice" when it comes to that kind of stuff and photography.

leslie said...

Considering yourself a novice, I must say you're taking stunning photographs! Keep it up...

Katney said...

It's the kind of place that will be different every time you go. It will change with the time of year, the time of day. It will be different at the same time of day on a different day--even just the next day. Keep going back and keep an open mind and be ready to get that next shot.

nikkicrumpet said...

Looks like you're getting it all figured out to me! They're beautiful.

D Herrod said...

Nice shots.

Mechelle said...

I enjoyed your work. The more photos you take the better you get. m

Lisa Loo said...

If you are a novice-that must make me a ---I don't know--what comes before novice--anyways--beautiful shots!! As for the hunting--I was was raised in a non gun home but I married into a hunting family. I really think it is because they never enjoy the sweetness of the animal--its all about food and the shot. Maybe i'm crazy----

Jeannelle said...

Very nice collection! The deer scene is lovely, like a painting. I like those ripples, too. And, that final photo is cool.....like a stark black & white. Nice job! We just gotta keep shooting and enjoy the results!

ChrissyM said...

I love all of your photos they are gorgeous. Thank you for taking part in ABC Wednesday!

Kim from Hiraeth said...

You may be a novice but your photos are beautiful!