View Full Version : Buffalo, horses, barn, winter pics...image heavy
03-01-2009, 10:44 PM
I had so much fun with my camera this very unusual winter...I just had to share! Our neighbors have Buffalo which we were taking care of when we got hit with massive amounts of snow,
This was one of my favorites of their herd playing in the first round of snow we got, 4 feet....
3 year old bull...
Old barn, now gone :( Collapsed under the weight of the second round of snow which dumped another 4 feet!
The watering hole
HEY! What' over there???
I'm outta here! Where's the SUN!
For those of you wondering, it snowed nearly every day for almost 2 weeks, was told that our total snow fall was somewhere around 9 feet, we are STILL buried here...spring bulbs :lol: yea, sure, not even close!
Take care and hope you all enjoy these pic's as much as I do.
03-01-2009, 11:09 PM
Nice shots! That's why I live in Alabama (where 4 inches is a lot!). Love the second buffalo shot.
03-02-2009, 01:19 AM
9 FEET!!! Even for me that's a pile of snow!! While most animals will find shelter from the winter winds, buffalo love to go out and play, even in -30 below. Those poor horses I'm sure find it a bit tough to get around in that deep snow. Such a shame on that barn. Take the date off & it would make a perfect Christmas card.
03-02-2009, 01:25 AM
WOWSERS, Toni! You are not that far from me and I sure didn't get 4 feet in one dump! You must be up higher than I am. When I was on the farm, we had a wheel move that was 5 feet high and sometimes it would get completely buried, but I haven't seen those kinds of snows here - TG! We lost a building or two to the snows there, as well. One of them nailed my car - permanently!
These are great pics of the buffalo. They are awesome creatures, for sure.
I visited your website and really like your rodeo graphites. I am a rodeo fan and have some really super photos from the last one I was at. They are here on WC somewhere ....
I should try to do a graphite drawing from them - it's been a while since I put pencil to paper ... you may just have inspired me :D
03-03-2009, 08:44 AM
Those are amazingly wonderful shots, I can never get close enough to the buffalo to get a great shot, I'm envious. But you can keep the snow.
03-03-2009, 09:21 AM
I don't envy you the snow and No I don't really want buffalo charging past the house, but I do envy you having the opportunity to take such wonderful photos.
03-03-2009, 04:53 PM
Great set of images, I can only imagine weather conditions like that!
03-03-2009, 08:35 PM
Phew, finally found a few min's to check in. Thanks for the great responses! I left out that all these were taken with a cheapo Kodak C813 I think it is. Super simple camera that I've been extremely happy with for on the go and hiking etc.
She-She For us this was very unusual, I've never seen snows like this in my life! I was out every day with the video camera AND the digital just taking hundreds and hundreds of pictures. I was one of the few that absolutely LOVED all this snow.
Moccasin holy mackerel! you have some awesome rodeo shots there! I obviously love rodeo too and am currently working on a saddle bronc drawing referenced from a photo I took at the Omak Stampede last year. If you do decide to put the pencil to paper, be sure to post your work in D&
S or SW/Western for us to see.:thumbsup:
Akamorgie and Bobby D Ever since I moved here and met our neighbors with the Buffalo, I have counted my blessings to have such awesome opportunites to photograph them. However, when it snowed I felt even MORE blessed. I kept telling my honey...I'm soo lucky...WHO get's pictures like this! (I just wish I had a better camera, but beggers can't be choosers:p )
We often feed and water these buffalo, they are what I call "semi-domesticated" meaning, they are used to our presence, the tractor, the dogs, the horses in the field next to them...and a few of them will even come up and take a bite of hay from our hand....but try and pet one:evil: ...NOT! LOL!
Glad you enjoyed the pic's, I certainly enjoyed taking them!
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