28 Mar 16. On the ride home from church this afternoon my charming bride informed me that she thought my work was becoming boring and that I need to get new material. Something easy to say but not necessarily easy to do save for taking a trip or series of trips to new locations. With our PITA Maggie that becomes a bit more of a challenge than it would without her, but, as she isn't going anywhere soon, we'll just have to figure out a way to solve the problem. In the meantime I guess I can scour the archives to try and find some stuff unlike what I've been sharing to break up the monotony. I'll try today with a shot from a visit a while back to the annual Sequim Lavender Festival. Each year there seems to be an unwritten theme that makes for a bit of a difference from the previous years festival. One year it was literally feuding farms with sides having been chosen between two groups each of which was handing out a tour map of ONLY their members and not the other farms. Another year it was as though they had all gone all out to get the best entertainment, and another it was seemingly a show of their animals. This shot is from the animal showoff year and is of a llama who was quite the show girl. I got several shots of her posing absolutely still and looking at me. While it isn't apparent on this mail monitor, on my graphics monitor I could make out the image of the photographer standing on his head in her eye. Hopefully your monitor will be able to show that as well. I had elected to just do a series of head shots as there was so much "garbage" in the background that including a full body shot would not have made for a good composition.
The base shot was adjusted to give the detail in the eye and that was it. Nikon D300s; 18 - 200; Aperture priority; ISO 400; 1/250 sec @ f / 22.