Red Cow in the Middle

By: danitacahill

May 03 2012

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Category: Animal Photography, Color, composition, Farm, Focal point, Rural Photography, Western


Focal Length:70mm
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When I’m taking photographs, one of the things I look for is contrast.

Contrast in light and dark – for an example click here.

Contrast in man vs. nature – click here for example.

Contrast in size – here’s an example to click.

Contrast in sharp focus and blur – click here for that.

In this shot color contrast is king. The red cow was already positioned in the middle of the herd, which suggested how to frame this shot to emphasize her. I think I’ll try a black and white version of this shot next. It should still show lots of contrast with this red cow’s white face.

This herd of cattle is owned by my friends Paty and Gerrit Jager. My sons and I went to their Central Oregon ranch for a visit a couple of weeks ago.

Copyright Danita Cahill. All rights reserved.


4 comments on “Red Cow in the Middle”

  1. Glenda-Dennis wrote on my Facebook link: “Love the markings on her face — and her eyes are beautiful!”

  2. Co-cow owner, Paty said on my Facebook link: “She looks purdy in the middle of all those black cows!”

  3. […] To see the color, uncropped version of this photo, please click here. […]

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