Two cows and a wall beside East Water Lane, near Priddy; 7 Aug 2014.
OK, OK, I realise that the front one at least isn’t a cow, but I prefer this title! Titles matter … as do good beers and ciders …
So, two cattle on snow or white grass, with the dirty smudges of a wall in the background. I’ve nearly managed to get the whites on the front animal to coalesce with those of the grass, which causes this Friesian to melt somewhat into its background – its on the way to becoming an abstract mass of irregular black shapes, an unsolvable jigsaw.
I get the sense of a unintentional geometrical composition here, with the front animal at the apex and the wall as the baseline. And if this is the case, the rear animal sits just within the left hand border.
And for some reason I can’t put my finger on – and while not in the slightest laying any claim to his genius – this reminds me somehow of a Banksy mural; not of any specific one, but of his general style.
Is this bullock happy in the knowledge that this whiter than white and certainly aseptic GM grass will make purer milk; or then again irate because although scientists may think that cows prefer their GM pastures vanilla flavoured, he damn well doesn’t!?
D800 with 70-300 Nikkor at 300mm; 200 ISO; Silver Efex Pro 2, starting at the Infrared Film Soft preset.