Sheep in the Shadows

I have been pushing the ever-decreasing “Little Grey Cells” to set a challenge for myself.

I set out this morning on a short, slow ride around Longford deliberately looking for inspiration.  Then, AHA!.  While out cycling we often see sheep sitting or standing or fighting for space in the shadows – to get out of the sun.  Some of the places they choose is quite odd.  My challenge for the month is to get a better picture of the subject!

I am a bit late starting due to recently tackling a ride down to Hobart with my triking colleague Colin. It took us 4 days (3 days cycling) and was yet another enjoyable adventure.  Details seen by clicking HERE.  (Load the page and scroll down to Leg 1!).  Sue and I then took a few days to go visiting and I have to admit little riding has been done since we got back home.

Now to cycle off and find more sheep.

A bloke cycling in (mainly) Tasmania

11 response to "Sheep in the Shadows"

  1. By: The Navigator Posted: February 12, 2020

    I think I can manage a sheep pic this month! Considerably easier than little libraries and snowmen 🙂

    Sometimes sheep look like little boulders in the distance in the shade of a tree… and I almost thought I was going to have to try to pass some distant sheep off as rocks for the rock challenge until I was able to get up to Beechworth 🙂

    Are you doing a kilometre goal this year? You’ll certainly knock off some kays on your VIC tour.

    • By: Tony Cullimore Posted: February 15, 2020

      Hi Nav.,

      No I haven’t set a kilometre goal for this year. I seem to working on 500k a month though – if I cycle less I seem upset! The main goal at the moment is getting ready for Victoria and enjoying the Rail Trails. Also hoping to catch up with you when we are at Wangaratta.

  2. By: Scooter Posted: February 12, 2020

    This looks like one I can participate in. We have sheep here in western Oregon, but I’m not sure about the shade part. Is that essential? I’m not sure I see any sun in the forecast in the coming days.

    • By: Tony Cullimore Posted: February 15, 2020

      Hi Scott. Yes, shade is an important component. Looking for the odd places they decide is comfortable!

  3. By: Suzanne Posted: February 12, 2020

    Enjoyed your videos and blog. Interesting to see the rig of your buddy, too. Looks like you had a good ride!
    If I had only known, I could have gotten sheep on Sunday. Wonder if they will still be there when I go back!
    How about a little HDR to get your sheep out of the shade? Or maybe you prefer them mysterious…

    • By: Tony Cullimore Posted: February 15, 2020

      Hi Suzanne. The camera used is a 15 yo digital and back then the “cheap” ones didn’t bracket. Cheap is in inverted commas because, well, they weren’t! My sheep hunting adventure continues using my Coolpix – when I remember the SD card (see next story).

  4. By: gregblood Posted: February 12, 2020

    Sheep in Shadows? Really? I have no idea how I’m going to pull this one off.

  5. By: Bill Stone Posted: February 13, 2020

    Hi Tony. Sheep. Gotta love those pea-brained fiber factories. Having seen plenty of exotic photos of touring bicyclists riding in the midst of herds of sheep in the middle of roads in the ‘Stans and similar places, one of my bucket list bicycling photo ops involves getting a picture of myself and bike surrounded by a sea of wooly sheep. Or at least goats. I’m not really sure how pleasant that experience would be, but I want the photo!

    • By: Tony Cullimore Posted: February 15, 2020

      Go for goats Bill – much more interesting animals. Just steer clear of a Billy Goat in season ‘cos they really stink.

  6. By: NancyG Posted: February 15, 2020

    I thought Greg offered us a near impossible challenge and now we have sheep in the shade! Good luck to me!

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