A Frosty Morning with Familiar Faces

I'm not normally a morning person, especially when it is freezing cold and the middle of winter, yet after a morning where I didn't take my camera on a walk and thoroughly regretted it, I woke up the next day determined to get a shot of some of my favourite local animals.

Highlands cows are beautiful creatures with shaggy coats and a nonchalant stare that enables some great photographic shots, especially with the right background. I spent quite a lot of the summer lockdown in the UK walking by a nearby river hoping to catch a glimpse of these beautiful creatures.

Highland Cow in the summer

I spent hours waiting for the cows on multiple days, hoping they would actually come to the river to drink. Through some luck and some perseverance, I did manage to capture a couple of shots that I was happy with, but nothing that I thought was special enough to take place in my online store.

Although the fog had not appeared as it had on the previous day, with the temperature not far from 0 degrees centigrade, I went slipping and sliding in the mud along the river to find the same Highland Cows I had spent time with in the summer.

Whilst the photo opportunities were not the best, I managed to capture this beautiful looking animal as he checked me out kneeling down a few metres from him.

The broken fence in the background helps to create the moody picture I was after, but again I don't feel as though the shot is strong enough to take place in my online store.

The textures of the fur makes Highland Cows great for black and white photography

Maybe when I have the Scottish Highlands behind the subject, I will be happy enough to include one of these beautiful creatures in one of my galleries.

Of course, you are more than welcome to disagree with me, but for now - thank you for looking.


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