In the shearing shed at Walter Peak sheep Station on Lake Wakatipu, South Island, New Zealand, a straw hat and rusty pair of old manual shears created an interesting country still life.

Just a retired old guy who loves looking for an eclectic mix of subjects to photograph, from people, to places, to concepts, and enjoys all aspects of the hunt, the find, and the shot, plus dabbling in the post production.

“No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist”
Oscar Wilde

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  • Loree McComb
    Loree McCombover 1 year ago

    I LIKE it!

  • loree
    many thanks for your feedback and support

    – phil decocco

  • Peter Stratton
    Peter Strattonover 1 year ago

    Imagine sheering 100 + sheep a day using handsheers! I get tired just thinking about it! :-)

  • pete
    mind boggling for sure! I wonder if they even approached that number with those old tools?

    – phil decocco

  • Monnie Ryan
    Monnie Ryanover 1 year ago

    Wonderful composition and detail here, Phil – outstanding!

  • thanks monnie
    they probably hang there each day waiting for the shearing to begin….

    – phil decocco

  • lynn carter
    lynn carterover 1 year ago

    they do an amazing job shearing all those sheep xx

  • lynn
    it is something to think about!! Hard, manual labor for sure!

    – phil decocco

  • RobynLee
    RobynLeeover 1 year ago

  • RobynbLee
    thanks for this one!

    – phil decocco

  • Cynthia Harris
    Cynthia Harrisover 1 year ago

  • cynthia
    many thanks for your note

    – phil decocco

  • Al Bourassa
    Al Bourassaover 1 year ago

    My kind of shot… Fave.

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