Goats, Rabbits, Dogs, Etc. {Adventures in Housesitting}

Hello, dears!

I recently had the opportunity to housesit for some friends. I’d never done that before, so I was excited to “play house” and live by myself for a few days. It was fun! And strangely quiet, after living with six other people. 😛 It was nice to come home and be with my family again, though, where there’s always something going on. 🙂

Most of my responsibilities concerned feeding the animals, so of course I had to get a bunch of photos of them while I was at it. If you like cats, dogs, goats, chickens, rabbits, or all of the above, you might enjoy this post!

Let’s go find some cuteness.

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Chiaroscuro Apples {Experiments in Photography}

Hello, dears!

We recently got a few bushels of apples to make applesauce with, and I took the opportunity of such an abundant photography prop to experiment with a different photography style. In case you were wondering, “chiaroscuro” refers to an effect where part of the subject is lit up while the other recedes into darkness. It makes for really dramatic, artistic-looking photos, and was also used a lot by master painters like Rembrandt.

SO, now that we’re done with the little word lecture, let’s get on to the photos! 😀 I really enjoyed attempting to make ordinary apples look special and yet homey at the same time. Enjoy my experiments!

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