Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Early Spring Drive

I was out driving today, in the hopes of seeing some migrating spring birds, perhaps a pair of geese on a pond or something?  I had no luck at all with birds, but I did see these horses, who looked very glad to be outside in the sun!

This horse was out in the pasture, looking like it was just enjoying the sun.  It was a cold day again; I don't think the temperature got above freezing.  But the sun was shining. 

And then I noticed a second horse, heading out from the barn.  And this one was certainly frisky, galloping across the field to meet the first.

This horse was definitely glad to be out in the spring sunshine!

It got close, but didn't stay, galloping back toward the barn, apparently just for the fun of it.  As you can see, bare patches are beginning to show up in some fields where the wind had blown the snow fairly thin in the first place.

And while I notice those fences, here are three more fence photos, but taken back in January when it really was winter.


Here I just noticed that there were a lot of fences between me and those barns - four if I'm counting correctly.  These fields are actively used pastures; I'm surprised they have maintained the old cedar rail fences rather than replacing them.

All four of the horse pictures above have been rescued from being badly over-exposed (I still don't know how), and it mainly taught me that you're MUCH better off to get the exposure right in the first place with your camera!

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22 comments:

  1. The horses must be pleased that spring is slowly creeping in.

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  2. Lovely photos ! Sometimes with moving targets in the snow and sun that reflect each other it is easy to get over exposed photos . You still have lots of snow up there though . Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

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  3. Oh those horses were having a great romp in the sunshine. Great fence pics. Nice to see the grass showing there.

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  4. Exposure is tricky when in the snow scenes. Certainly not something I have mastered.

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  5. Great photos of the end of winter - love the idea of watching a horse gallop about.

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  6. Nice pics of the snowy fences! And the horses are great too!

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  7. Love the horses, they look like they are having fun. Those fences are gorgeous in the snow.

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  8. oh how sweet, he does look happy! wonderful photos!

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  9. LOVE the running horse - (Have you noticed my Header photo?). Your fence shots are super good. I Have always loved the old cedar rail fences. Don't see many of them anymore.

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  10. Love that multiple layer fence line . . . horses running always make me happy, especially when the sun is shining.

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  11. oh, these are great. love the frisky horse and those great old rail fences!!

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  12. Happy horses ... you were there at the perfect moment. Love the photos and the old fences.

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  13. Sunshine and freedom, what could be better!! Love those fences!!

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  14. Wonderful shots! I can taste the freedom.

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  15. Happy indeed! Winter is sure in full force out there!

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  16. The little horse is so cute, and I love the snow on the fences. BEautiful

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  17. Great selecction of lovely fences and horses

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  18. Love the second one (beautiful horse action)
    and the last one because of the wonderful fences.
    Tell them to leave them there otherwise you won't
    have a good fence for Theresa anymore :))
    Have a beautiful day
    【ツ】Knipsa

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  19. good to see some grass at last and the horse looks delighted :-)

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  20. The horse looks like he was really having a good time. : )

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  21. wonderful fence images. love the last capture

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  22. Love the results, though. You can feel that the horses are happy!

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