Scavenger Hunt #33 – Cow

Black and white hair texture reminiscent of cow spots.

While I used the previous Hunt to experiment with composites and story-telling, I wanted to go “back to basics” for this Hunt, and try to get maybe closer from my comfort zone, but also closer to pictures that feel like “me”. But, for the personal challenge, I shot everything with my 100mm macro lens!

I almost got stumped with my general “feel” for this round’s pictures for the word “Cow”. It’s a bit ironic, considering that Switzerland is, in all fairness, cow-land: I wouldn’t have to go far to go get cow pictures! But I wanted to evoke the cow without having an image that would be wildly out of place compared to the others. Hence, I rapidly zeroed on the idea of getting some cow-spot pattern fabric for this image. I was lucky enough to find a craft shop that had two different cow print fabrics, and was selling it by length of 30cm only; I ordered both and they arrived a couple of days later. (Be aware that I now own a tiny bit of two different cow print fabrics – they may come back 😀 ). I think I preferred the print on the other fabric, but the texture of this one was significantly better for my purpose, so that’s the one I ended up getting in my picture.

Black and white hair texture reminiscent of cow spots.
CameraPentax K-1 II
Lenssmc PENTAX-D FA MACRO 100mm F2.8 WR
Focal length100 mm
Exposure time1/20 s

You’ll notice that the “pre-edit” and “post-edit” pictures are eerily similar: this may be the least edits I’ve done on a Hunt picture of recent memory 🙂 (Well, except for the SOOC round, but that doesn’t really count!).

The complete Scavenger album is available here: the Cow album.

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