Saturday, December 5, 2009

Sunday Stills: Pets

Happy anniversary Sunday Stills! This week's theme of pets coincides nicely with the designing our holiday greeting card. I've always loved the hand painted cards over at Punkin's Patch showing each of the farm animals and pets and wondered if someday I might do something like that photographically. Only our animals don't tend to get along with each other that well.

So, today I made the attempt. Using our well house as a backdrop and setting up the camera with a time delay on a tripod, I took multiple exposures of the various animals one at a time with us and then I used Photoshop to collage them together. Don't we look like the peaceable kingdom!


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Pictured (L-R) are: Wilson, Finley, Topaz, Me with Avo, Starley, Farmer Rick with Millicent, Francisco and Cody. These are the main characters of my blog. We are only missing the other 49 chickens and a couple of wayward kittens. You can even read the label on the pitchfork: Ranch Hand. Sort of a twist on American Gothic.

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23 comments:

moresecretwhispers said...

thats really awesome that you put them all together like that, here i was thinking you have a happy little community of pets lol

Steffie said...

Wow, you are very good with photoshop. I would never have guessed you did not pose all together. Looks like you have a wonderful family overthere.

dibear said...

Oh I thought "American Gothic" the minute I saw your picture. LOL This would be a good choice for your Christmas card. Love it. :)

Ed said...

Same here, American Gothic. Fantastic job of piecing the whole gang together, I never would have guessed..:-))

Regular Guy said...

Too funny, I thought they all sat there for you at once. Nice job.

stansberryphotography said...

Great take on American Gothic! Great card idea.

Shirley said...

Well that sure is creative! You put a lot of effort into it, and I do think it would make a great card.

Anonymous said...

St. Patrick meets American Gothic. You have great looking dogs, sage. I guess you have your animals all bundled up for this cold morning. Snow in Houston, and in the 40s in Phoenix. The other commentor was right -- you should use this photo for a Christmas card .....bob

thecrazysheeplady said...

This is EXCELLENT!!!!

Dana and Daisy said...

this is so cute! I think I detect a little PS work but still fantastic!

Holly said...

cute!

Lori Skoog said...

You are too clever. I have not learned how to do this yet. Great shot.

lecoinperdu said...

this is very cute...uou all look dressed up for the "photo shoot...smiling, posing, happy...!
Ronelle

Kate said...

Thanks for visiting and commenting - I think American Gothic is a good reference for your photo!

Uriel said...

I would have not realized you used photoshop if you would have not mentioned it. Nice anmials!

Ann said...

My mum used to keep Rhode Island chickens in Borneo, the tropics. But in the rainy days, she kept a little kerosene lamp inside a big Milo tin, and punched a few holes at the sides. (Mum was very innovative). The chicken hurdled round the can.

Funny, I have been writing for 4 years about when we were kids with my siblings, I don't remember this until I read about your heater.

Thanks for reminding.

Cheers,

Ann

~ Sara ~ said...

Loved it!

Tammy said...

Awesome! I have to try this sometime! Yours turned out wonderful!

Jemm said...

Oh my gosh! That is so funny!! I'd never have guessed you photoshoped it. You did a terrific job.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

lol! lol! So fun! And so creative, too. I totally got the American Gothic even before you said it. lol! That is just so classic!

You did good. And I enjoyed seeing all your special critters together.

~Lisa

Brenda said...

you did a fantastic job. love it!

VioletSky said...

The chicken on your lap is great!

Far Side of Fifty said...

You did great! So many animals!! I love that you are using this as your Christmas Card:)

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