Driving through the countryside is always fun. Why is it that we see the most fantastic things when we have no camera. We all know about the lesson there ….. bring the camera! One begins to wonder, however, if nature seems to know that you have it with you and hide themselves away.
I have the advantage of having a spotter. While driving, my wife is constantly looking for scenes. She spotted this one that I totally missed! After backing up I also saw this scene, hidden behind a farm fence and many trees. It was a cloudy day and very dark where they were eating. It would have gone unnoticed by most people passing by.
Being so dark I decided to try HDR. I am not that found of the process but it really brought out the colours and textures of this dark scene, without blowing out the snow and fence in the foreground.
There was one really annoying wire on the fence, that I couldn’t avoid without getting a lot closer, which would have disturbed them. It went across the front cow from the post on the left. Being thin, it was relatively easy to remove but I left a little “shadow” of it. I wanted it to look blurred due to depth of field rather than erasing it completely. If you look closely you can see it near the center, bottom area of the cow. The rest of the fence is in focus, as I liked the texture of the wood and rope.
So look in the shadows, have a spotter and bring your camera!
See on Google Earth: http://www.panoramio.com/photo/48375440