An unintentional ‘selfie’

Today has presented a few photo opportunities.

My alarm (in the guise of Sheba the cat) was a bit late going off this morning and I opened my eyes at around 7:15 am and was greeted by a very unusual sight – a red morning sky. Now I expect many of you may experience this on a regular basis, but our house is tucked away in the lea of a mountain, and although we benefit from magnificent sunsets, we don’t get to see the sun until 10:00 ish and consequently our morning skies are usually unremarkable.

I know these colours don’t last long so I quickly whipped the bed covers off, and rushed to grab my camera and much to Liana’s amazement (and probably annoyance because I was carrying my camera and not her morning carrots) I clicked away wearing only a pair of sandals. By the time I had got dressed, fed the cat and prepared said carrots, the sky although still pretty and transformed in a matter of minutes into our normal pretty vista.




Camera in pocket, I took a few more shots as I walked the dog.

prickly pear


And as I still had the camera in my pocket when I went to groom Liana after her breakfast I decided to have a go at a shot of her eye, reflecting the surrounding vista. I love the results but need to practise a bit more and find a way to avoid the unintentional ‘selfie’.





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Trepidatious Traveller - camino blog is about preparing for and walking the Camino de Santiago. Many future pilgrims have found the blog useful and inspiring, and many who have no plans to walk the camino have simply enjoyed the dialogue
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9 Responses to An unintentional ‘selfie’

  1. Wendy Kate says:

    I think that’s rather lovely to see yourself reflected in the horse’s eye 🙂


  2. Marianne says:

    Yes, the sky was lovely this morning, Maggie. Nice shots in Liana’s eye!


  3. That sky looks on fire and all your photos are gorgeous.
    I would never have thought your reflection in your lovely horse’s eye would be transferred back into the photo. Wow. Truly interesting. ❤


  4. Ah, very clever! And great texture on the horse’s face. A special one, I think.


  5. kristina wilkening says:

    wow. cool crazy reflections of you in your horse’s eye.


  6. Irish Sue says:

    These just got me excited about coming back to Competa Maggie. Hopefully when the ‘fierceness’ of full summer has calmed just a wee bit!
    I fly back tomorrow and hope to see you & David for a vino soon!
    Hug from me,
    Irish Sue


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