Watch – Tracey Capone Photography © 2012
Remember my “obsession” with all things dogwood a few weeks back? Well, during my trip to Scotland and Ireland my obsession switched to photographing sheep. It’s not difficult… drive through Scotland, especially, and you’ll come across a flock of sheep every two minutes. (and in places you would never expect, like a very rocky ledge along a single track road in the Northern Highlands)
Today’s Photo of the Day, “Watch” is one of the first I took on the trip. It was a rather misty day and this particular field had the most beautiful lemon yellow and sage hue to it. The sheep were having a lazy day (did you know some of them bend their front legs and rest on them while they eat? I didn’t) grazing in the field so I took advantage of the perfect scene. I loved that this particular ram stopped what he was doing to watch me. (it may have been because my aunt was “speaking” to them… I’m not sure )
Still working my way through all my photos and I have a lot of new ones to dish up as Photos of the Day so stay tuned!
The Flock – Tracey Capone Photography © 2012
One of my favorite memories from the trip happened in our first full day there. We were heading up towards Inverness, from Edinburgh, in search of castles along the way and ended up on this very windy, desolate, single track road. Now, there is no shortage of sheep in Scotland, in fact you would be hard pressed to go for more than two minutes without seeing one (and you’d be surprised where you’ll find them). These sheep, the subject of today’s Photo of the Day, “The Flock,” however, were either the friendliest (or the most aggressive, however I am going to go with friendly for the purposes of this memory) I have ever encountered.
When we pulled over so that I could photograph this flock, the second they spotted us, they started running, in unison, towards the fencing. When I put the camera up to take the shot, they stopped running immediately and watched me with the most intense stares; they almost looked like they were preparing to perform a ballet.
Again, as I prefer not to conjure up images of “Children of the Corn” as played by Scottish sheep, I am sticking with the idea that they were so excited to see people, and of course have their photograph taken, that they ran over excitedly to check out what was happening.