OUTLANDS 9 – BESIDE THE ROAD IN WEST LITTLETON 4
January 17, 2017 6 Comments
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One of a small flock of sheep grazing beside the road in the village of West Littleton, South Gloucestershire; 7 Dec 2016.
This is a type of composition that I’ve used before with larger animals. Making very quiet noises made the sheep curious, and as they came in closer to get a better look at me I was able to (virtually) fill the frame using a telephoto. The animal’s face occupies the right of the frame, with its more softly focused flank constituting most of the backdrop. I wanted to keep the little hairs sticking up from the top of its head and so was forced to include the negative space above its back, which I’ve slightly darkened to remove any hint of distraction.
There is another photo of one of these animals here.
X-T1 with 55-200 Fujinon lens at 305mm (equiv); 800 ISO.