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Got My Goat by Randy Turnbow

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As I was working on this piece, I got to thinking about a folk song sang by my mother sang when I was a kid. The song spoke of a goat that ate some shirts off the clothes line, then got tied to a railroad track. A train started coming and the goat coughed up the shirts and flagged down the train. No goats were harmed in the making of this photo.

Photomanipulation with multiple layers including my own textures merged in PS elements, and tweaked in Topaz Adjust and PS Lightroom.

Canon 7D, f/5, 1/32 s, ISO-100, 70,,

Bill Grogan’s Goat by A Mighty Wind

Lyrics
Bill Grogan’s goat
Was feeling fine,
Ate three red shirts
Right off the line.

Bill gave that goat,
A great big smack,
And tied him to
The railroad track.

A fast express,
Was drawing nigh,
Bill Grogan’s goat
Was doomed to die.

He gave three bleeps
Of mortal pain,
Coughed up the shirts
And flagged the train.

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I am self taught, with an imagination that will not stop. I started drawing as a kid, and dabbled with correspondence art school but never took art in high school or college because I felt it might constrain me. I was wrong, but no crying over spilled milk.

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Comments

  • Maria  Moro
    Maria Moroover 2 years ago

    nice one..

    19th September 2012

  • Baaaaaaa….thanks…pass the shirt

    – Randy Turnbow

  • trish725
    trish725over 2 years ago

    Love this one :-)

  • Thanks Trish, I was toying with depth a bit and I like how it turned out.

    – Randy Turnbow

  • Thanks for the fave too!

    – Randy Turnbow

  • CanyonWind
    CanyonWindover 2 years ago

  • Thanks for the feature POP’s!

    – Randy Turnbow

  • leapdaybride
  • Thank you for the feature!

    – Randy Turnbow

  • trish725
    trish725over 2 years ago

    Something New challenge. September 2012

  • Thanks!

    – Randy Turnbow

  • deborah zaragoza
    deborah zaragozaabout 2 years ago


    Beautiful image Randy Oct. 09/2012

  • Thanks for the feature and the fave Deborah!

    – Randy Turnbow

  • wormink
    worminkabout 2 years ago

    Congrats, enjoy & create

  • Thanks so much, sorry for the delay!

    – Randy Turnbow

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelalmost 2 years ago

    Cool goat, great portrait!

  • Thanks Cindy, found this guy at a Renaissance fair and thought he was worthy of a bit more effort in the artistic process.

    – Randy Turnbow

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