The Shearer by Steve Chapple

Enjoyed a photo shoot today with a pro shearer Daniel – visiting the original Woakwine Shearing shed near Beachport, Limestone Coast, South Australia.

The old and the new, young gun shearer working in a shed with so much history within its walls.

Model Daniel.
Sheep Anonymous

Canon 400D, fixed 50 1.8 lens, HDR two shots, merged in Photomatix.


  • KcranmerArt
    KcranmerArtover 6 years ago

    Really a great capture Steve, kinda sad but hey that’s life, and you presented the moment very well!!

  • ourjrny
    ourjrnyover 6 years ago

    The sheep is anonymous! How funny is that! This is a beautiful portrait Steve! Wonderful use of natural available light and perfectly composed, it tells a fascinating story and is a very professional portrait of Daniel I am sure he treasures! The shed is so rich in history and very beautiful as well! I love the oiled flooring and fascinating hardware.

  • JimFilmer
    JimFilmerover 6 years ago

    you have the lighting spot on Steve… the tones give it that warm rural feeling…. excellent

  • KcranmerArt
    KcranmerArtover 6 years ago

    Ohhh…but if it’s hot outside than that sheep is gonna LOVE it, LOL!!!!! I was bein’ sarcastic with kinda sad by the way, lol.

  • Maximus
    Maximusover 6 years ago

    very Tom Roberts of you Steve. :)

  • midzing
    midzingover 6 years ago

    brilliant shot,,, love the HDR… fantastic work,,, well done

  • Al Bourassa
    Al Bourassaover 6 years ago

    Hey, I know that sheep….

  • Now that’s a worry!!!!!

    – Steve Chapple

  • Mick Smith
    Mick Smithover 6 years ago

    Thats a terrific shot Steve. Great use of natural light. The colours are beautiful and the HDR treatment is perfect.

  • handprintz
    handprintzover 6 years ago

    A great aussie scene Steve and fab colours too

  • Steven Maynard
    Steven Maynardover 6 years ago

    Great shot Steve captured a great scene very well

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