Stepping Down

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© Andrea Petersen
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Photo Info
UploadedAugust 1, 2014
TakenJuly 31, 2014
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D3000
Exposure1/200 sec at f/4
FlashFlash, Auto-Mode, Return light detected
Focal Length70 mm
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Who knoweth the spirit of man that goeth upward and the spirit of the beast that goeth downward to the earth? Ecclesiastes 3: 21

When Tippi jumped down
It meant she also climbed up
No laziness to be found
In this spirited pup.
Poetry by me AJP

Tippi was jumping off the lower platform stand of the road grader when I caught the action. Years ago when this road grader was horse drawn... I imagine it was easier and safer to stand on this platform than to climb up on the high seat to steer the wheels... If the driver got thrown off by spooked horses they wouldn't fall so far from the platform stand.:) (The seat was turned backward on the grader, most likely to have a clearer view for the person who was steering the wheels years ago standing on the platform.) It came with our property when we moved to the the country in 1973 and have always loved this old equipment for the way it was designed.

12 responses

  • Raymond Fausel

    Raymond Fausel gave props (1 Aug 2014):

    beautiful photo

  • David de London

    David de London gave props (1 Aug 2014):

    Gentle the soft colors, Well done

  • Barbara Kurth

    Barbara Kurth said (1 Aug 2014):

    Beautiful tones in this, Andrea. Tippi has grown up...

  • Davide Simone

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  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (1 Aug 2014):

    I love this capture of Tippi and it iid beautiful in sepia tones !!!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (1 Aug 2014):

    I like your use of sepia here. Sure would like to visit your "estate."

  • rekha nag

    rekha nag gave props (1 Aug 2014):

    So sweet! Love the sepia!

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (2 Aug 2014):

    This old grader has given you so many fabulous images.. and Tippi really shines in this one!!

  • Geoff Plant

    Geoff Plant gave props (2 Aug 2014):


  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (2 Aug 2014):

    love the tones! Tippi is adorable.

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (3 Aug 2014):

    lovely shot!!!

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (3 Aug 2014):

    Tippi reminds me so much of my grandmother's dog, "Rags." Rags lived from 1936-53, and she was a wonderful farm dog and we are still talking about her.

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