White

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I’ve long been waiting to do some overexposed snow photos, but when we finally had two whole days of the stuff, the flesh just wasn’t willing and with that goes my creativity. The costochondritis aspires to yet higher levels of pain whenever I think I can move around like any other person. Or just out of spite even when I don’t.

Nevertheless, I did promise you a wind free video and this is how long it took me to have another go, so my technical skills haven’t exactly improved yet. 😉 It’s not very interesting, but I felt that just photos were lacking that delightful squeak and crunch of frosty new snow.

At some point I think it might be fun to plan ahead a bit more, look for the good angles, use a tripod and get the strap out of the way of the display, do a bit of cutting and mixing.

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We’re back to grey, drizzles and mud, so it’s not much of a chore staying inside doing nothing (well I’d prefer to do something, but as I said, I’m no longer in charge!) Quite possibly I’ll have a look at all my old stuff and do something silly in Photoshop if I can muster the spirit. 🙂 A bit of weaving has happened, but I’m not going to talk about that today.

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26 thoughts on “White

  1. I love the video, it gives a real feeling of where you live!

    And happy new you to you, I hope your health improves this year!

    1. Thanks, and for you the same!

      I’m going to have to think about little projects like that which can be done at home when I don’t have the energy to find new photo hunting grounds. I’m sure if you zoom in close there has to be interesting stuff to be found?

      1. That’s precisely why I like close-up photography – you don’t have to walk far and it opens up a new world that you might not have noticed otherwise!

  2. I love the simplicity of the video. The scrunch of the snow, the breath of the horses, the ducks flying by…these are all things that are good and clean and fresh and natural…things that we should enjoy more. What a beautiful view, so many things to be thankful for. I hope you will feel much better health-wise this year. 🙂

    1. Actually the bottom photo was shot just 5 days after the top one, LOL! I thought I’d have slightly fewer muddy footprints in the house after the dog is gone, but the 4 cats manage quite well in this weather.

    1. Happy New Year to you too. I thought it was super cool for the video when I heard those geese so far off in the quiet, clear air – too bad the sun was in my display when I tried to zoom in, LOL, guess I can’t sell it to Discovery channel just yet. Today it’s just storming so bad it sounds like we’re at the ocean.

      1. We’ve only had rain this winter. No snow yet. But now that it’s January, I’m sure that will change. Bluh. My seed catalog arrived a week ago. I’m ready for spring.

  3. Thank you Pia, that was just wonderful to watch. Since living totally on my own now, a fall could be devastating for my “dizzy-after-stroke-self”, so whenever there’s the hint of snow or wetness outside, I stay in. Your video was almost as if I walked the tour myself. 🙂 (If only, I’ve become such a bad exerciser. LOL!)

  4. Herlige billeder – det er morsomt med kontrasten mellem sneen og de brun-gønne marker med de samme tørre frøstande i forgrunden. Sikke et skønt sted, du bor. Jeg håber dig helbred vil blive bedre, når fårets år begynder om ikke så længe 😉
    Mange hilsener fra et stomomsust Nordsjælland.

  5. The video is so lovely. Your land- I can almost smell the fresh air! You ponies are just beautiful. Love the nose bumps at 3:18!! I’m so sorry to hear you’ve been in pain and I hope that it goes away soon. 🙁 Sending well wishes for the New Year

  6. What a lovely video! Beautiful ponies and the scenery. I know that it’s not easy to look after animals, but I’d love to have ponies, sheep and chickens – meanwhile it’s just cats and one dog 🙂 Hope you’re feeling better these days. K. x

    1. I’d love to have a couple of wool sheep, or alpacas! I don’t dare chickens, my young cats bring me both full grown rats and magpies, and I’ve seen Leo stalking the pheasants. Even if he couldn’t kill one, I fear they might at least maim the poor chooks and definitely stress them beyond reason. (Not that they have all that much to begin with)

      1. You have some really brave cats 🙂 I’m not sure how mine would react, but I can tell you that one of them once “kicked out” a fox from our garden! I’ve never thought of cats as chicken stalkers, but you might be right – we’d need really firm fences. K.

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