Holy smoke this is going to be picture HEAVY
When I got there with the (very) mild project of ground working my pony, my motivation was rather soft. When I learned she was not in her stall but out in the yard, eating grass and fooling around with her buddies, it melted like butter in the afternoon sun. I decided to shoot Gwen working *her* projects instead. “I don’t feel like working either”, she said. “Tough shit, because you HAVE to”, I replied 😉
But before that, I roamed around the farm a bit, shooting odd stuff that caught my eye. I also play with in-camera monochrome a bit, and fell madly in love with most of what came out. I had brought two lenses, and not one more : the manual focus OM 50/1.8 as a walkaround and indoor tool, and the Bazooka for outdoor shots. Both did well, though the little, 40+ yrs old and 25€ worth OM kind of blew my socks off…
One thing I really need to learn, and fast, is to stop my lenses down a smidge. Working with APS-C I was always trying to squeeze the ultimate bit of shallow DOF out of them, but on FF there is no such need, and actually stopping down a bit is often a good idea. But old habits die long and slowly, so it’s gonna take me a while to get there
While Vif, the mare in the next stall, checked around for something to fool with (I should know, she grabbed my jacket with my phone inside once, flung it to the wall repeatedly, then drowned it in her water bucket. Ah AH)
Coming home I went to pick up Marla, and she decided to have her afternoon snack by the canal…
Thanks to the A7 for a very pleasurable shooting afternoon….