Sunday, November 6, 2011

Corral, with chickens and what?

This is part of the corral, with chickens as one would typically expect to see on a ranch or farm. But this corral has some animals that you would not expect to see in a typical barnyard scene, as I assume you can see in this photo.

Today is Sunday, so we have new photos posted on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site. This week we are showing photos of the Villa Balbianello, which occupies the tip of a peninsula that juts into the middle of Lake Como, Italy. It is a spectacular setting for a uniquely beautiful house and gardens.

6 comments:

Kate said...

An interesting tidbit of information for you, David. Did you know that there are more chickens in the world than any other kind of bird. A bit of trivia to file away!

Sharon said...

What are those little tiny deer-like creatures? I assume you will be filling us in on a future post.

Lowell said...

Very interesting. The deer remind me of the Key deer found on one of the Florida keys.

Jarart said...

Now that is interesting! Do they raise deer too? Can't wait for the close up!

Jack said...

Cute deer, Dave. They look like mini's. Must be a different breed from the ones in New England.

Re your comment on my blog this morning, yes, I agree with you. I think the "rule" about including people in travel shots and getting close enough to them is like the rule of thirds. No, don't follow it slavishly, and don't do it every time, or your pix will become static. But, think about it and do it often enough -- with the right people, at the right time, in the right way -- and your pix will improve.

When I think about my favorite shots from past vacations, the best ones were the ones that included identifiable local people going about their business. I remember a pair of old ladies in France gossiping, a woman behind the counter in a French market smiling at me ear-to-ear, a couple in wedding gown and tux beaming at each other in Prague, and a row of 80 year old Italian guys in Pienza, checking out the girls. Sometimes tourists can be good, too. I remember a man (maybe a tourist) deep in thought at a war memorial. How often do we see shots of wonderful cafes in Paris, with the tables and chairs empty instead of bustling?

Have a great week. I am going to check out your Lake Como pictures. Love that place . . .

Kathy said...

Those are such tiny little deer they look like they actually belong in the chicken coop.

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