Sunday, March 29, 2009

Friday Photo Challenge #3: The Good Earth: v.3.0 - "Where Broken Wings Fly Again"

"I Know Why The Wild Bird Sings"
Raleigh, NC - January 2009 (Click to embiggen)
In case you missed it: Check out my entry in Nicole B's Scavenger Hunt!

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Still confused? Don't worry about it, you're in good company. Here's the deal: Dr. Cason turned over the helm of Friday Photo Challenge to guest hosts this month, and Tinkerbell’s Momma Kat took it. I don't think she intended to carry it for the month, but that's apparently how it worked out. Anyway, she's got the link up and it's pretty sparse this month.

As host of the month, TMK also got to pick the theme, and elected "The Good Earth" as the raison d'etre.

So as my final entry for this theme, I've selected this pond at Theyland Stables in Raleigh. You've seen it before, but I think it was in black and white that time. In any case it wasn't this shot 'cause I don't reuse them on purpose (there's no reason to when you shoot as many as I do). My reason for choosing this scene is that Theyland, I've learned recently, is part of the Triangle Land Conservancy. I don't know so very much about the organization, but I will soon. Some of you may remember my first venture into this challenge when I presented a recently rehabilitated red tail hawk on her maiden voyage post-op during the New Beginning theme in January. Well TLC saw the photos from that day and it turns out they wanted two of them for their May newsletter/magazine including the one in the aforementioned post. Before you ask, no, I'm not getting any remuneration out of the deal, but still, it's nice to be published when you weren't expecting it. So it seemed fitting to give Theyland and TLC a nod in my final post for "The Good Earth".
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Mimi Lenox said...

Congrats! You so deserve it.
It's about time your work got some attention. Brava!

Babooshka said...

Oh well done. Firstly love this image it's very voyeristic peeping thorugh and has lovely depth of field. As for the printed pics, I;m not a t all suprised. You have really got a good eye. Are they printing a byline your name. By rights that's the oen thing they should do. Well done. I'm sure they'll be more.

kathleen dale said...

Yes, any wild bird would sing sitting in the mist of these wonderful secluded areas of nature.

As a young girl, there was a woods behind our home. My passion was sneaking into that woods, finding a quiet place (much like this), and just enjoying the sounds and beauty of nature. I know now how very dangerous this probably was, but God watched over me. Perhaps that is when I bonded so with God's creatures.

Eaton Bennett said...

This is a beautiful spot to capture, the colors are warm and the glassy water looks so peaceful.

Congratulations on having you work published, that is so exciting. And I agree, you deserve recognition!! :)

Robin said...

What a beautiful shot, the pond is beautiful and the light is just golden. I like the outside looking in feel you've given it.

Congratulations on you're being published! Well done and well deserved.