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On August 8 of (2009), the Keystone State – Pennsylvania group hosted a shoot at the delightful BreakAway Farms, near Manheim in Lancaster County, Pa. One of the things that struck me was the freedom of the live-stock. This darling little guy was quite happy to come over for a pet in between grass munchings.

Image taken with the Nikon D300 and the 18-200 vr Nikon lens. Shutter speed 1/30, aperture f/13, exp -.33, iso 200. Copies made at +/-2 eval in Photoshop from a single jpeg image to create an hdr image in Photomatix Pro, then back to Photoshop CS4 for various tweaking and the addition of two textures.

My thanks to Zen Textures and Princess of Shadows at Deviant Art for the textures.

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calf, cow, barn, farm, livestock, lois bryan, barns, calves, cows

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  • DaveHrusecky
    DaveHruseckyalmost 4 years ago

    Really, really beautiful Lois.

  • Hey Dave … thank you!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Tibby Steedly
    Tibby Steedlyalmost 4 years ago

    Another fantastic work of art, Lois!! I love the warm tones. BRAVO!!!

  • Hey Tibby!!!!!!!! How are ya, hon!!!!! Thank you!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganalmost 4 years ago

    lovely image Lois

  • Hi Martina!!!! Thank you!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Susan Bergstrom
    Susan Bergstromalmost 4 years ago

    Outstanding feel to this Lois…great capture and treatment!

  • thanks so much, Susan!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Monte Morton
    Monte Mortonalmost 4 years ago

    Very nice!

  • Thanks, Monte!!!!! I always appreciate your visits!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Bruce  Dickson
    Bruce Dicksonalmost 4 years ago

    Great on small size too Lois. Magnificent image … the treatment, composition and the wonderful qualities of the calf!

  • Hi Bruce!!!! Thank you!!!! There’s just something about farms that I love … must be my childhood calling!!!! Thank you again!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • HawaiianAngel
    HawaiianAngelalmost 4 years ago

  • Thank you!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Fruitexplosion
    Fruitexplosionalmost 4 years ago

    Wow!!!! What a beautiful photo! Are you sure this is no painting??
    Lovely, lovely!!!

  • Hi sweetie!!!! Thank you!!! Bits of it I painted digitally, yes, … but it’s mostly just monkeying around in Photoshop … it’s such fun!!!! Just me playing with my new toy again!!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKalmost 4 years ago

    Wonderful work Lois.

  • Hi Don!!!!! Thank you!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • dinghysailor1
    dinghysailor1almost 4 years ago

    delightful imagery lois – lovely capture and presentation!
    :)

  • Hello, hello dear Maggie!!!!! Thank you!!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

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