Picture day

Ever try to take a good picture of a pig?  Or a steer?  AND a kid?

Ugh.

Very frustrating.

The kids are raising the animals to ultimately sell at auction at the end of fair.  Local businesses buy the animals as community service / advertising.  I am always wowed by the support the  town gives 4h kids.

The kids write letters asking for bidders.   We include a picture so the bidders (hopefully) recognize them in the auction ring.

The animals get washed.   The kids get ready.  But you cant make a pig smile for camera!

We spent an hour chasing pigs around the yard trying to get 3 suitable pictures. We tried all the tricks, put out bowls of feed, a hose, piles of apple, etc.

So frustrating.

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wait!  dont walk away.

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Youre walking away again!

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This isn’t working!

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Horrible, busy background.

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Not only will Cinderella not stop at the food bowls, she knocks them over.

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Who wants to bid on a pig butt?

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How did I not notice how short her shorts were?  I can NOT mail this one out! 

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Ooops, forgot the kids face!

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Runaway pig.

I posted these because any one who photographs kids and animals understands!

We did end up with 5 pictures.  3 hogs, 2 steer.  They weren’t great.  But they will do.

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Mike with Spot.

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Daniel walking Pepper.

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Amanda with Cinderella eating the hose.  (I will photoshop jeans on her!)

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Daniel and Squirt

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Amanda with Mickey.  (again, jeans will be added!)