These shots were taken on a sunny, warm, spring afternoon at the Thaler Dairy Farm. Spring is wonderful, isn't it?
Images were processed using the usual multiple curves adjustments and selective color saturation and de-saturation. Didn't need any grain removal on these because I was able to shoot at fairly high ISOs due to the bright sun.
Thanks again to everyone for their patience with me returning email, etc. Looking forward to my new summer schedule when I can respond more promptly.
I like how the Calf portraits are off center somehow making them seem more candid and less posed.
I discoverde your site some weeks a go. You have a great portfolio. I love the warm colors of the two pictures in the bottom. Very Good. :)
Love Calf II, what a face.
It's almost like I can smell the manure.... wait a minute, I can! (The farm up the street did the same thing yesterday.)
Those calf portraits are really touching. Perhaps you've opened up a new niche market for yourself, k.
I love how Calf 1 looks like it was hit by some of that flying manure :)
Houser's right you've got a real sensibility for shooting animals.
I love watching Jakey work! Calf II is a great example of the power of negative space. The manure spreading photo really makes me laugh - when people move out here from the city to the large new homes that line the farmers fields, they have some kind of romanticized vision of the country. It's downright hard work, and the smell of manure spreading is always a surprise to them!
These make me nostalgic for the many years I helped my Grandfather spread the manure in the Spring. The calf shots remind me of how the new calves are always so curious and playful. Unfortunately he passed away before I got into photography :-(
Kat, love these photos. Not only is your blog good, but outstandingly consistent at being so! I'm a regular Durham Township junkie and you're the only one to blame. Keep it up, and I'll keep coming back again and again!
what a great sampling of life in the country. reminds me of MY childhood, too. (No, I didn't grow up in the city!)
Oh...lovely calves. I love their innocent eyes very much.
Lovely shots, Jakey running has all these beautiful tones. Gorgeous.
Shane, How do you get a cow to pose? :P
All the photos left me speechless! Makes me wanna move to Durham! Keep clicking :)
I love the pictures of the calves. They're so cute! :)
The seoncd shot is great, wonderful colours and composition.