7X by rvwalker

7X

CW. I was fortunate to be able to photograph another branding on Saturday. I showed plenty of documentary photos from the last one, so this time will try a more arty approach. I liked this ancient brand on the old fence, and thought it was interesting with just a hint of activity in the corral.
Love the focus on the foreground on this one.
April 14th, 2014  
The piece of timber fencing has a great wave to it,the sky is fabulous and those baby calves are so cute.
April 14th, 2014  
Very cool shot!
April 14th, 2014  
Great comp and capture.
April 14th, 2014  
Oh this is clever, Ross. Love the framing and your dofed out background. Very cool subject, too. Fav!
April 14th, 2014  
Love the focus and dof, very artistic and pleasing to the eye!
April 14th, 2014  
Very creative focus! I really like your choice to blur the background. FAV
April 14th, 2014  
This is a fantastic shot Ross. So interesting. The dof is amazing and I love that its not the obvious choice. Fav!
April 14th, 2014  
Love your focus here Ross. It makes the shot, because you have dared to be bold.
April 14th, 2014  
Fav too!
April 14th, 2014  
I like the focusing idea. Showing the old brand instead of the activity behind it is an interesting thought. Great texture on the wood!
April 14th, 2014  
Clever shot Ross. Love the result! Terrific detail and texture in the fence with the perfect amount of blur in the background to tell the story.
April 15th, 2014  
I like this "arty" look, great shot with the brand on the fence.
April 15th, 2014  
Great shot with the brand on the fence.
April 15th, 2014  
I really like this -- the hint of the 'actors' in the scene is all we need -- that fence with the brand is both fascinating and ominous.
April 15th, 2014  
My kind of style, wonderful shot and I particularly like the fact you can still see snow on the mountains!
April 15th, 2014  
coolé…·
April 15th, 2014  
thoughtfully composed and beautifully executed. out of ones comfort zone is a very good place to go. :-)
April 15th, 2014  
awesome, love the dof! FAV!
April 15th, 2014  
@amandal Thanks for the fav, Amanda. I'm It is gratifying to get a comment like this one.
April 15th, 2014  
@pflaume Thank you for the fav, Lisa. I'm glad the choice of depth worked OK for you.
April 15th, 2014  
@lisatargowska Thanks for the fav, Lisa. This was a bit different for me.
April 15th, 2014  
@seanoneill LOL. I don't know how bold it was, but I appreciate the fav, Sean.
April 15th, 2014  
Love your approach here! Great weathered wood! The blurred action there is so colourful and attractive, that I can't keep my eyes from wandering back there all the time :)
April 15th, 2014  
@taffy Thanks for the fav, Taffy. I hadn't thought of the brand as ominous. What an interesting interpretation!
April 15th, 2014  
@monkeykid Thanks for the fav, Therese. I always enjoy your enthusiasm.
April 15th, 2014  
@rangerxenos @skippysue @homeschoolmom @moxy @soboy5 @aglennc @mccarth1 @sansjuan @kbird61 @ch1ppy_m1nton @liuting @roadshow @sassik Thanks, everyone. Maybe I'll have to try this sort of thing more often.
April 15th, 2014  
@rvwalker It's clear to me when I see such shots how the food chain is something I've managed to avoid thinking about throughout my life. I see the cows, the sheep, and now even the chickens and am having trouble eating anything but fish and veggies if I give it too much thought (but have always liked and eaten beef). I know it is totally hypocritical! One of my friends once said that he finally figured out that my eating 'likes and dislikes' are not based on taste but on the name and how easy it is to image. I think he's right about my rule system!
April 16th, 2014  
@taffy I guess I never think about it, Taffy. I just accept the premise that most of us are omnivores. I certainly understand how people can be upset by these photos, and have avoided posting some that could be more disturbing. I have never seen intentional cruelty on these ranches, but some activities necessary to raise livestock may be hard for an animal lover to understand. I am glad that the ranchers invite me and put up with me taking photos while they are working so hard.
April 16th, 2014  
@rvwalker I think your photos are great and really don't mind any of the farm/ranch ones. It's a window into another world. I've been like this since I was a kid -- drove my parents nuts, but too lazy to be a vegetarian. As long as I can't image a soft cuddly or otherwise cute mammal, I can eat it. I just have to not think about it. I would, if only the world worked this way, live on chocolate chip cookies!!
April 16th, 2014  
Interesting: watching a gardening prog on TV last night I was concentrating on the way the cameraman had the focus on an item in the foreground with all the activity in the background blurred and then switched vice versa. Imagine having one of those huge super-important cameras!
April 16th, 2014  
@quietpurplehaze That was a technique I used to use back in the old slide show days, Hazel. I had a "fade and dissolve" unit attached to a slide projector so I could fade from a foreground focus to another slide with a background focus. Fun stuff.
April 17th, 2014  
@rvwalker

It does sound fun. My dad liked photography and always took lots of pics and did albums and slideshows but never had any equipment like that.
April 17th, 2014  
wonderful. fav.
April 19th, 2014  
@libertylady Thanks for the fav, Alice. I had a ball photographing this.
April 19th, 2014  
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