Thursday, October 21, 2010

Shades of Beau

Do you have a muse?:

...A certain subject that your camera is drawn to:

...someone or something that you not only like to photograph:

but one that never seems to mind the intrusion a camera can bring?

Someone who is always is your willing accomplice:

...who doesn't mind occasionally being posed:

Or zoomed in on:

Or have their physical characteristics examined:

...in minute detail:

Someone who stands perfectly still at all the right times:

but can surprise you with the speed at which they will suddenly appear behind you:

Somebody who will often just go about their day like you're not even there:

Allowing you to experiment with your camera in whatever way you are inspired:

I do. I've got one of those. His name's Beau:

26 comments:

  1. Awww he is gorgeous!

    ~The Mama Monster

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  2. I want one. After spending ten days at the historic village with two of them I realized just how much I really want one. They are so soft and loveable.

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  3. I LOVE Beau and his eyes. . .windows into our souls.

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  4. I just love donkeys/mules and yours is such a sweetheart...wonderful photos. What a darling fella. The Olde Bagg

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  5. Great pictorial. Only a talented photographer like yourself can create a series of pictures that generates strong feelings from those who view their art.

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  6. Wow look at those beautiful eyelashes! Me? I take way too many pictures of raspberries. I'm just so entranced by them. Not sure what I'm going to do all winter long! :)

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  7. It seems like Beau will be your friend for life . . . Lucky you!

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  8. Very cool. I'd like that fella.

    My donkey is not so understanding.

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  9. Awh...what a beautiful guy to be able to photograph :-)

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  10. I wish I could wear eyeliner so effectively!

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  11. He's a beauty. Maybe you could get him a gig in a Dove soap commercial, showing all his 101 parts. *smile*

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  12. Beautiful pictures!
    Liebe Gruesse, Monika

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  13. Except for the "Someone who stands perfectly still at all the right times" part, yes. :D

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  14. I wish I could come and kiss him on the nose.

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  15. I like the 10th down eyeball photo. You may have noticed that goats are rarely this accommodating.

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  16. I think Beau is VERY happy he moved in with you! What a sweetheart!
    And your vacation looked marvelously relaxing in your previous post. I love the picture of you sidekick sunning on the camper steps.

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  17. how did I miss this yesterday?? maybe God knew I would actually need the smile TODAY instead.....

    awwwwww.......

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  18. This post made me feel so good that I found myself smiling... with a bit of a lump in my throat.
    I think that one has only a few deep connections with certain animals in a lifetime and that we are so blessed when this happens.
    It has to be a mutual agreement but the animal is the one who really allows this to happen. Beau is a very special being and your love for him shows in your photos of him.
    Thank you for a lovely, profound post. I needed this today....

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  19. I love that last picture, the shadows of you and him!

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  20. What a sweet sweet friend....

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