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Housework or Photography?
20-FEB-2010

Housework or Photography?

As I looked out at the magical ingredients of heavy frost and fog I contemplated my usual weekend dilemma - photography
or housework. The housework could wait, I decided, and I wrapped up in a warm coat, hat, scarf and mittens before
heading out to the fields to get some pictures of our neighbours' sheep. I then swapped lens for a macro and turned
my attention to the heavily frosted leaves and twigs. But soon my fingers were stinging with the cold and I was glad to
return indoors and plunge my hands into a bowl of nice warm soapy water. As temperatures hovered around freezing
for most of the day, housework for once seemed the better option.

Nikon D90
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Jeff Real27-Feb-2010 17:43
This is such a beautiful scene. You have captured it perfectly ~V~
Coleen Perilloux Landry26-Feb-2010 23:30
Photography anyday. That is why my house looks like it does.
LynnH22-Feb-2010 17:26
Wonderful scene! I'm happy to see you took a break from chores to make a photograph for us! V
Keith O'Brien21-Feb-2010 17:00
Nicely framed, love the misty background. V
Kevin Chester21-Feb-2010 15:49
House work is never the better option, well unless the options are, cut a limb off OR Hoover
Stephanie21-Feb-2010 12:43
Oh, photography for sure! This image is beautiful ~ such cute, wooly sheep! BV
Neal Nye21-Feb-2010 12:20
One has to be tough to be a photographer! You really captured a wonderful image for all your trouble.
Patricia Kay21-Feb-2010 09:22
Definately photography Mairead....the housework is never ending....beautiful image,love the frosy misty mood...we were actually snowed in this morning and although the sun is out its -15....have to go shopping for suitcases for the great escape to Spain on the 28th...BV
heather21-Feb-2010 08:36
Love this misty image.. beautifully composed! V
Valene21-Feb-2010 05:38
I love this moody shot of the lovely sheep! V
lisamidi20-Feb-2010 23:48
Well done, Mairead! :-) A very moody scenery and great image! v
Blandine Mangin20-Feb-2010 21:58
very beautiful mood ! v
slhoornstra20-Feb-2010 21:48
A fine shot, the mist creates an aura of antiquity. V
pkocinski20-Feb-2010 21:37
Love the feel of this image. The "girls" were looking for you again. I know the feeling of cold hands on the camera - really distracting to me.
Doug Cruden20-Feb-2010 21:19
I *knew* there must be a benefit to washing up...it warms your hands up!! Lovely shot of these inquisitive sheep in the fog...
Ann...20-Feb-2010 20:58
The mist give a lovely timeless feel to this.
McGarva20-Feb-2010 20:50
Great choice! Photography always wins no matter how cold
Sure that sheep is saying "what ewe up to in those bushes"
Máire Uí Mhaicín20-Feb-2010 20:39
Just as well those sheep have their warm woolly coats on.
Johnny JAG20-Feb-2010 20:30
Lovely freezing fog shot.
Johnny JAG20-Feb-2010 20:30
No brainer!
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