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ku # 473 ~ real life

A lucky happenstanceclcik to embiggen
I should clarify that this was a 'lucky happenstance' for me, not the cow. I assume that luck had little to do with the situation, although, I'm not very familiar with the circumstances of breeding Holsteins.

In any event, I was out yesterday scouting for the 'perfect' cow to photograph for reference for a county fair logo ilustration I am creating.1044757-858395-thumbnail.jpg
Fair logoclick to embiggen
I spied a likely referent far from the road near a barn and drove back to see if I could find a human who might grant me permission to picture the cow. None was to be found, so I went ahead and coaxed the cow into a favorable pose and grabbed the picture.

As I was back in my car about to depart, there was tap on the window and there was the farmer/breeder. I quickly explained my mission and his response was, "Want to take a picture of a calf being born?" My answer was, "Yes", and there you have it.

Today, it's a hunt for piglets. - ahh, the glamourous life of a wilderness/rural creative director/designer/photographer/illustrator guy.

Reader Comments (1)

Wow, this is a shot you probably couldn't have planned. Photography opens so many doors and enrichens our lives in so many ways.

June 7, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterBillie

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