Sheep Parade

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© Deborah Downes
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UploadedApril 16, 2010
TakenApril 10, 2010
ModelCanon PowerShot SD1200 IS
Exposure1/320 sec at f/4.9
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length18.6 mm
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The Henri Cartier-Bresson theme inspired me to do a photo essay on my growing collection of Italian people images.I laughed and was so thankful that I at least had my small digital camera with me when I spotted this shepherd talking on a cell phone while leading his herd of sheep. As they came towards Fred and me on the Italian country road between Bracciano Lake and Monterosi (where we live), Fred stopped the car and said, “Deb, get out in the road and take pictures. The sheep will just walk around you.” Sure enough that’s exactly what they did as I snapped one shot after another, feeling like a kid at Disneyland.

Note: Please check out the essay. Next week I'll add more shots to it.

In the Revealing Italian Threads photo essay.

45 responses

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (16 Apr 2010):

    wow! great capture, Deb!

  • stuart s

    stuart s gave props (16 Apr 2010):

    Not a baaaaad thing to see when commuting. Delightful shot and addition to the theme.

  • Maura Wolfson-Foster

    Maura Wolfson-Foster gave props (16 Apr 2010):

    Oh, lucky you.......terrific image Deborah. Will check out the rest ~ !!! :)

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (16 Apr 2010):

    I love sheep and this is very beautiful...Great shot and perfect for the theme!

  • Debrah Leonard

    Debrah Leonard (Deleted) gave props (16 Apr 2010):

    Deborah, wow.... wish I'd see something this pastoral on my commute. So very beautiful. Can't wait to see the entire photo essay.

  • Cindy Mikulski

    Cindy Mikulski gave props (16 Apr 2010):

    wow this is really really an awesome shot! great for the theme!!

  • Olga Bakalova

    Olga Bakalova said (16 Apr 2010):

    looks great!


    JOE FAILK gave props (16 Apr 2010):

    Great photo well done!

  • Karen Foto Fiddler

    Karen Foto Fiddler (Deleted) gave props (16 Apr 2010):

    You lucky thing! You have got to so proud of these!

  • Yasmina Baggili

    Yasmina Baggili (Deleted) gave props (16 Apr 2010):

    this is a super great shot! Excellent job Deborah

  • Seth Deibel

    Seth Deibel gave props (16 Apr 2010):

    Great pic...perfect for this theme!

  • Ronnie Ginnever

    Ronnie Ginnever gave props (16 Apr 2010):

    This is fabulous!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (16 Apr 2010):

    Oh wow!! I am so glad you got out!! This is a great shot!! Great entry!

  • Eric Politzer

    Eric Politzer said (16 Apr 2010):

    fantastic capture

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (17 Apr 2010):

    F A N T A S T I Q U E n t r y !

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (17 Apr 2010):

    Well entered Deborah, looks like rush hour in the west of Ireland..

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (17 Apr 2010):

    LOL, Eithne. Thanks so much everyone and a special thanks to Ronnie for the spotlight.

  • Victoria Laquindanum

    Victoria Laquindanum said (17 Apr 2010):

    great capture!

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (17 Apr 2010):

    oh fabulous entry Deborah,,we don't see that everyday,,

  • Lanis Rossi

    Lanis Rossi gave props (17 Apr 2010):

    Outstanding photo and entry!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (17 Apr 2010):

    Wow, talk about juxtaposition! Sheep herding and a cell phone! This is wonderful Deborah. What I would give to come upon a scene like this!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece gave props (17 Apr 2010):

    Not everyone has such as awesome sight on their commutes!!! I'll check out the rest of your awesome shots : )

  • Novak Nastasić

    Novak Nastasić gave props (18 Apr 2010):

    Great capture. I love so many things about this photo. To me the composition is fabulous with just enough empty road in front to position the herd perfectly. Many details in the photo are great and mentioned above - I like that you captured the road sigh as well. I am sure that spring colors were great as well but this photo is great black and white. Excellent work and so fitting for the theme.

  • Lori Reece

    Lori Reece gave props (18 Apr 2010):

    I think it's great to get a glimpse of another culture. Great shots!

  • Warren ~Mangione~

    Warren ~Mangione~ gave props (18 Apr 2010):

    Wow, get the flock out of here!!! What a shot!!!! Great work, Deb!!!

  • Elyseo

    Elyseo gave props (18 Apr 2010):

    great shot!!brava!!

  • jan-louise haller

    jan-louise haller gave props (19 Apr 2010):

    FABULOUS !!!

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight (Deleted) gave props (20 Apr 2010):

    So remarkable. LIFE Magazine classic!

  • Howard Simpson

    Howard Simpson gave props (20 Apr 2010):

    Nice catch.

  • Cary Silverman

    Cary Silverman gave props (21 Apr 2010):

    i love irt!!

  • Chibelle

    Chibelle gave props (21 Apr 2010):

    Love your take on this!! Fantastic Composition

  • Andrew Lorimer

    Andrew Lorimer (Deleted) gave props (22 Apr 2010):

    Like this alot well done !! Perfect for the entry Deborah !!!

  • Joshua Son

    Joshua Son (Deleted) gave props (25 Apr 2010):


  • Nelson Campbell

    Nelson Campbell (Deleted) gave props (25 Apr 2010):

    Wonderful for this theme!!

  • Joy B

    Joy B gave props (25 Apr 2010):

    This is fabulous!! Congratulations!

  • Maria Mutch

    Maria Mutch (Deleted) gave props (28 Apr 2010):

    So great and humourous.

  • Yi

    Yi (Deleted) gave props (28 Apr 2010):

    Waoh, nice shot!

  • Mark Williams

    Mark Williams gave props (28 Apr 2010):

    such a great photo- love that the guy seems so relaxed- talking on the cell phone- all the sheep behind-seemingly oblivious to anything but going for a walk!

  • Maura Wolfson-Foster

    Maura Wolfson-Foster gave props (29 Apr 2010):

    This must be published......!

  • Mary Ann Reilly

    Mary Ann Reilly gave props (1 May 2010):


  • D. Smetana

    D. Smetana gave props (3 May 2010):

    this is wonderful...i certainly don't see this in my commute...

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (4 May 2010):

    What a great capture, Henri would have been inspired by this:)

  • John Smith

    John Smith (Deleted) gave props (5 May 2010):

    That great,...

  • Vicki Koch

    Vicki Koch said (7 May 2010):

    Your photos are amazing - and I love this one!

  • Tori Lindo

    Tori Lindo gave props (10 May 2010):

    Great B&W the tree & sheep pop!

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