Critique Welcomed A Highland Cow

Discussion in 'Animals and Wildlife' started by Brian Moore, Jul 17, 2016.

  1. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    On our recent holiday we had a cattle drive. I snapped this image of a young cow as we drove the herd along the road near Fearnmore on the Applecross peninsula in Scotland.

    Olympus XA3 and Retrochrome 320 slide film cross-processed in C41 print film chemicals.

  2. Julian de'Courcy

    Julian de'Courcy Well-Known Member

    Excellent Brian. looks like she is doing the highland dance as a welcome home for you.
  3. David Crosbie

    David Crosbie Member

    What a proud looking beastie strutting its stuff! Lovely indeed. Great tones throughout the image.

    My only small Suggestion would be that an ND grad would have helped to balance the exposure out and stop the sky stealing some of the "limelight".

    The image makes me giggle though and you can't ask for more than that!
  4. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Nice pose there. Very intelligent coos, you know. They can do algebra.
  5. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    Thanks Julian. Much appreciated. (At one point I turned around to find the herd trotting toward me. I nearly did a highland fling to get out of the way.)

    Thanks for the comments and I appreciate the suggestion, David.

    I didn't know I had captured that pose until I processed the film. Her looking toward me as I snapped the fotie was pure luck. Algebra eh,...? Didnae know that!
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  6. Julian de'Courcy

    Julian de'Courcy Well-Known Member

    Nor does the cow ;)
  7. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    Now that is just fabulous Brian. Serendipitous it may have been, but the timing of the pose is perfect (just post algebraic triangulation I believe!). And those colour distortions and tones - superb. If it were a painting it would be great. As a photo I think it is stunning. Get that on the wall, Mr Moore! :)
  8. Ivar D. Larsen

    Ivar D. Larsen Well-Known Member

    Good meat for a norseman, yammy.
  9. Douglas McMann

    Douglas McMann Well-Known Member

    Great colours Brian, looks almost as if it's painted...and those clouds...!!!

    ...but doesn't she look as if she's preparing to charge you...?
  10. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    Thanks very much Pete. I may take your advice.

    I bet you wish you had horns that nice!

    Thanks, Dougie. She does have that "what are you looking at?" look about her. Thankfully they are docile creatures. Still, as I mentioned above I was a bit alarmed when I turned to see the herd trotting toward me.
  11. Aldous Lau

    Aldous Lau Well-Known Member

  12. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    Thank you Aldous.

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