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    Re: Cattle

    Well, I like it.

    Don't know if you experienced it Jeff, but I've found it quite a challenge to successfully shoot white cattle (even if they are a dirty grey colour!). But I suppose the overall tones in the background weren't fighting too much with the lighter tones on the cattle. - It's even worse at agricultural shows when they've been washed and liberally sprinkled with talcum powder to really whiten up.

    I think it's very well constructed image with the cattle well over to one side, allowing us to look away to the mountains beyond.

    Beautifully worked.
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    Re: Cattle

    It's the bright white and black or dark brown cattle in bright sunshine that I really struggle with.

    Nice muted tones here.

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    Its only possible to get a good exposure in twilight, on an overcast day, or when its misty. I told one of my neighbors about the talcum powder, he didn't believe it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by escaladieu View Post
    I told one of my neighbors about the talcum powder, he didn't believe it.
    I suspect the rural French farmer may struggle with that one. But, I've been there, done it, got the tee-shirt (my dad used to breed Charolais cattle).

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    Oh I believe it, I've just confirmed his belief that all English (read British) are mad.

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    Re: Cattle

    Jeff,
    a well composed picture, very much too my liking.

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    Hi Jeff,

    well composed and excellent exposure.

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    I like it very much. Great shot and processing.

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    Re: Cattle

    Quote Originally Posted by escaladieu View Post
    Oh I believe it, I've just confirmed his belief that all English (read British) are mad.
    LOL

    Very nice image (again) Jeff, I was just showing Rebecca (beckyhumphries) your other pictures from this hilltop this evening; very impressive images.

    What time of the day was this taken? Did it require an early rise?

    Cheers,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Humphries View Post
    LOL

    Very nice image (again) Jeff, I was just showing Rebecca (beckyhumphries) your other pictures from this hilltop this evening; very impressive images.

    What time of the day was this taken? Did it require an early rise?

    Cheers,
    Thanks for the encouragement Dave, this was about 8am if I remember correctly.

    Jeff

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