Counting sheeps. Difficult shot - stressed sheeps that would not stand still.

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They are standing still - but only for a split second. The story is, that we went to a nearby hill to watch an announced lunar eclipse. On the hill are sheep's and since we were not the only ones heading for the hill the sheep's were very frustrated about all the people heading for their precinct and ran frustrated here and there. On my way uphill I saw the sheep's against the golden sunset sky and got the idea to this foto. But would they stand still??? I cant tell who by the end were the most stressed, but ass you can see, I managed.

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Johannes Lundstrøm on August 2, 2013

Hello Bassam and thank you for your kind comments. I am not to sure about the taxation. In my younger days I once was finance minister. To be exact; It was when I was 7 years old in the adventure spectacle 'the swineherd'. I should ask the king to sign a law about new taxes, and having signed the law the king asked annoyed: "Is there now anything left not taxed"? My answer was: "Oh yes your majesty. Fresh air, moonlight and wood smoke".
Have a nice tax free weekend.

Ivan Corellas on October 18, 2013

Beautiful silhouettes! For me these animals are very familiar: I live in Sardinia, 1 and a half million inhabitants, more than 4,5 million sheep!!! I love the sheep's cheese (Pecorino Sardo)LIKE Ciao. Ivan

Johannes Lundstrøm on October 18, 2013

Hi Ivan,
Thanks again for a visit from you and for your like. I have been to Italy many many times (holiday as well as business) and two times to Sicily on holiday (Taormina) but Sardinia is still a white spot on my world map. I will have to come down in a not to far future and check if you have counted the cheeps correctly + to taste the cheese.
Kind regards,

Ludwig28 on November 26, 2013

You got no lunar eclipse shot but instead a very nice backlight. Sheeps look quite calm... in the photo, you could say. :))) Like.

Johannes Lundstrøm on November 27, 2013

Hello Ludwig,
Thank you very much for your Like. You are right - look. But not much more than 1/200 seconds, and you have not seen all those, which I missed. Now I have a camera with repeat, and then its just a piece of cake.
Kind regards,

Alito_di_vento è chi… on December 19, 2013

Very very special....


Greeting from Italy


Begoña CL on February 27, 2015

hahahaha!!!! First, I like very much your shot. Silhouettes of sheep are very sharp indeed difficult thing, because not stop moving. But, secondly, I liked your story, it's very funny!!! I recognize that you're a writer!!! ;-) YSL

Best wishes. Have a nice weekend, Begoña

Johannes Lundstrøm on March 1, 2015

Hola de nuevo Begoña,
Thank you again for another YSL, and especially thank you for taking your time to read about my troubles making the sheep stand still long enough to make the photo. At this time of the year we go there quit often to see them with lambs.
More warm greetings dear friend,

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on July 11, 2011
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    by Johannes Lundstrøm
    • Exposure: 0.005s (1/200)
    • Focal Length: 44.40mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.200
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash