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A Day at the Farm

December 4th, 2009

After seeing the photos I took of my nieces & nephew for their Christmas card, my sister’s friend asked if I’d come take some photos of her kids. I spent an hour at their farm on Tuesday, which happened to be a beautiful day! The boys are true farm boys, they wanted to wear their John Deere hats and carry around their tractors and show me the goats and the calves.
The youngest one was in a bad mood and didn’t want to have his photo taken but the older one was loving all the attention.
Taking photos of unfamiliar people is a good way to hone your skills. I’m much more comfortable taking photos of plants and veggies (they don’t move & squirm). But I like to do things out of my comfort zone every now and then. I won’t be branching out into portraits any time soon, but I appreciate learning from these kinds of experiences.
You just can’t get any better than a sunny day on the farm for some good photos, hopefully a few of these will grace their Christmas card!

Do you ever do things on purpose that are out of your comfort zone?

14 Comments to “A Day at the Farm”
  1. deedee on December 4, 2009 at 8:58 am

    too cute susy… wish you lived closer to me:) we’re heading off to picture people today for our christmas pic… i have a feeling you’d do a better job!

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    • Susy on December 4, 2009 at 10:20 am

      I’d take pictures of your cuties :)

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  2. Carol on December 4, 2009 at 9:19 am

    I know those sweet faces! Great pictures. :)

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  3. Dave on December 4, 2009 at 9:35 am

    I’ve noticed from taking pictures of my own kids that you just have to let them do their thing. If you try to get them to hold still the pictures tend to look posed. The natural play of their activities usually lends itself to good shots. Of course taking lots of pictures helps too!
    .-= Dave´s last blog ..Free Stuff Friday from Hometown Seeds =-.

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  4. Teresa O on December 4, 2009 at 12:49 pm

    What adorable little farmers! Yep…I do things out of my comfort zone and find that I usually learn so much, making the discomfort worth it.
    .-= Teresa O´s last blog ..Wreath Making Boot Camp =-.

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  5. Daedre on December 4, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    I think you meant ” Do *you ever* do things that are outside of your comfort zone?

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    • Susy on December 4, 2009 at 1:33 pm

      Thanks, changed it. It seems like I miss something no matter how many times I read through the post.

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  6. ChicagoMike on December 4, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    I go to work every day.
    .-= ChicagoMike´s last blog ..Some Dehydrating =-.

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    • Susy on December 4, 2009 at 3:01 pm

      Too funny!

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  7. the inadvertent farmer on December 4, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    Little boys and tractors are an unbeatable match! Great job with the photos…if you were outside of your comfort zone it sure doesn’t show up in the pics!

    Everytime I speak in public I think ‘what the heck?’ and swear I will never do it again but it always seems to come a time where I need to do it again and I have the same conversation with myself all over, lol! Kim
    .-= the inadvertent farmer´s last blog ..The Friday Funnies Monster Boy =-.

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    • Susy on December 4, 2009 at 3:06 pm

      Me too! I don’t much like speaking in public.

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  8. Diane@Peaceful Acres on December 4, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    A great dose of cuteness!!!!!!
    .-= Diane@Peaceful Acres´s last blog ..Eggnog Anytime! =-.

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  9. Conny on December 4, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    I do hope a few of those photos make it to their family Christmas card; it’d be difficult to pick which ones – they’re all very nice.
    .-= Conny´s last blog ..Wisteria in autumn =-.

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  10. Dan on December 4, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    I come from a family of people that don’t like their pictures taken and it has rubbed off on me. So in turn I really don’t take pictures of people often. It certainly brings a whole other realm to photography when human emotions are involved :-) Great shots Susy.
    .-= Dan´s last blog ..Local Bounty =-.

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