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Old July 19th, 2012, 07:43 PM
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The cows were in the beautiful open fields - nosey from my presence at first, and then as soon as I pulled out the camera and set it up on a tripod (to compensate for the low light levels) to get my shot - - - they had turned and headed off. Actually I prefer this image with the lovely green grazing grass in the foreground, and wonderful rolling hills and mix of colors in the background - to the couple of closer up shots of the cows that I took before they headed away. I have found a new favourite location for early morning rural images.


BTW, the phrase "till the cows come home" : http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/382900.html


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Old July 19th, 2012, 09:04 PM
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Rob,

What are you doing to the mid tones. This is reminiscent of thew pastoral scenes by Dwayne Oakes.

It is most effective here.

Dreamy afternoon!

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Old July 20th, 2012, 05:04 AM
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Thought I would include this 100% crop from the image, that shows my image processing without the effects of web compression. This image will be printed on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Fine Art Paper for a nice textured soft feel to the photograph.

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Old July 20th, 2012, 11:48 AM
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Robert

Hey- Are you from Texas. I think I see some Long Horns in that cow gang.

I love that first photo. Love the treatment. Looks like an oil painting that one might come across from many many many years ago- It has that kind of feeling- love it the cows were moving away
you see it gives the photo something new and unusual-

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Old July 20th, 2012, 12:04 PM
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Robert

Hey- Are you from Texas. I think I see some Long Horns in that cow gang.

I love that first photo. Love the treatment. Looks like an oil painting that one might come across from many many many years ago- It has that kind of feeling- love it the cows were moving away
you see it gives the photo something new and unusual-

Charlotte-
Thank you for your reply.

I'm from Canada. We've apparently got some Long Horns here as well.
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Old July 20th, 2012, 04:15 PM
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Wow! could have fooled me!

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Old July 23rd, 2012, 07:13 AM
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Wow! could have fooled me!

C-
hehe

Actually I was raised in a small town in a rural farming community - but couldn't really tell you what kind of cow is what kind - or what one grain field is from another. It was kind of funny, because our children were raised in the same environment as my wife and I - - - - and yet when my daughter got married, she named her black and white cat Jersey because the colouring reminded her of cows. Terrible isn't it - - - we should know better.


The 2 cats and story are posted on my Journal - http://robertwatcher.com/journal/ind...119&title=cats


"Jersey"
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Old July 23rd, 2012, 10:34 AM
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Robert
Beautiful photos of these cats. I loved the story behind the names. I love rural anything-
I had a small 7 and half acre farm in Texas with Arabian show horses. I used to ride and show a lot- hunt seat not cowgirl- The freedom of the country is like no other!
So I am a country girl and your photos brought back beautiful memories.
I really love them!

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Old July 23rd, 2012, 12:40 PM
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The cows were in the beautiful open fields - nosey from my presence at first, and then as soon as I pulled out the camera and set it up on a tripod (to compensate for the low light levels) to get my shot - - - they had turned and headed off. Actually I prefer this image with the lovely green grazing grass in the foreground, and wonderful rolling hills and mix of colors in the background - to the couple of closer up shots of the cows that I took before they headed away. I have found a new favourite location for early morning rural images.


BTW, the phrase "till the cows come home" : http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/382900.html


Robert,

i enjoyed looking at this one - the pattern between the bails of hay and the cows - then the uncut fields - everything in the image is processed.

thanks for posting it.
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Old July 23rd, 2012, 12:54 PM
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Thank you Mark. It is a very soothing image to me. Can't wait to find a place to mat, frame and hang it
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Old July 24th, 2012, 09:54 AM
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Visually pleasing. Mentally soothing.

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