Playing In The Weeds
Mud Ranch’s Keefer
We used to have all these “beautiful” weeds all throughout our pasture, next to the house. Thankfully, and at my request, my Dad brought over the tractor and mowed them all down.
Chicory Lane Emma
I did want to show you what a nice background they made for pictures though. Something that drove me a little crazy because they were taking over this patch of ground, proved to make for some nice pictures. I would have sent Annie out in to them for pictures but the smell of those things isn’t very pleasant and they also irritate my skin.
Mud Ranch’s Elvin
Something about this picture (and a tip to consider,) it is taken with me standing up looking at Elvin through my lens. Normally I like to get down on my knees to make for a more attractive photo. Also, if you’ll notice there’s a distracting blur up in the left hand photo which happens to be Keefer’s head. When you take photos, look from corner to corner to corner to corner making sure that your whole viewing area is clear from distraction. You can get away with noisy backgrounds if you have a shallow depth of field (large aperture number and thus makes for a very blurred background.)
You will notice in a lot of my photos, the subject is off to the side, such as Lilly here. I could have put her smack-dab in the center but the photo would not be as attractive. I like to have a good sized void to either side.
Mud Ranch’s Champagne “Bubbles”
The shade is also a better place to take photos especially if your background is shaded too. If you take a photo of your subject in the shade, but the background is bright the bright spot will be a distraction (this is mainly for portraits.)
Just some helpful tips (hopefully) — enjoy!
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