Tuesday, August 01, 2017

What my eyes saw

It's been beautiful here again today. The morning was cool for summer here. I had another early-morning appointment so I was off before sunrise. Passing a mountain top cattle farm, I slowed and rolled my windows down. The road is not much more than a pig trail so there was no traffic in either direction.

Pulling to the side, I watched for a moment. I switched off the engine and looked at the cattle pond in the distance. The only sound was the wind and the lazy sound of a mooing cow. It sounds as if they don't have the energy to make a substantial sound.  They were making their way to the water for a morning drink.

I was afraid it was too dark to get a decent picture, but with a little adjustment it came out OK. The iPhone camera is good, but I don't know it well enough to adjust for exposure. With a DSLR camera, I can evaluate the light and make choices with exposure. By selecting the right aperture and shutter speed one can take perfect pictures without Photoshopping. But then I can't pocket my DSLR camera which weighs about 7 pounds when it has the telephoto lens attached. So you'll have to forgive my tweaking. This picture is close to what my eye saw.


  1. The picture actually came out very well, I like it.

  2. It is beautiful. I also find it to be so serene to stop and just look.

  3. Sherry read your blog and said laughing, "Rick was on the same road we were today!"
    Glad you had a good day. The picture was worth the trip!

  4. Your eye saw beautifully.

  5. I can almost smell the grass...and cows.

  6. Great picture of the country...love the peace it brings to my heart

  7. A familiar sight to me. Your picture came out nice.
    Hugs, Julia

  8. I can never get my camera to capture what my eyes actually see. I really wish it could at times. The saying is true that " a picture is worth a thousand words".
    Isn't this weather pleasant?

  9. A beautiful sight like that is a grand addition to anyone's day!

  10. Wow. This is really a lovely seen. I wish that I could see it with my naked eyes. Thanks for sharing the photo of what your eyes saw.
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  11. Lovely, Early Mornings are so fresh and new!

  12. Lovely photo; captures the feeling well.
    Do you ever try bracketing your DSLR photos?

  13. Anonymous2:28 PM

    So peaceful!!


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