Bucolic Scene, From the Kin Kin Road Gelatin-silver photograph on Agfa Classic VC FB photographic paper, image size 16.3cm X 21.5cm, from a 4x5 Kodak Tmax 400 negative exposed in a Tachihara 45GF field view camera fitted with a 90mm f8 Schneider Super Angulon lens and a yellow filter.
Yes Mick, it was high summer. Two things cows like on a hot day are shade and water. The shade is at the top of the ridge and there are some cows up there. The water is a long walk downhill. The farmer is smart by keeping both pleasures far apart so the cows don't congregate and make a trampled patch leading to dust in the dry, mud in the wet.
Thanks RoganJosh. It's an honour being compared to the great Robert Adams. I think Adam's cow pictures are from his bookPrairie featuring elegantly composed American scenes of country emptiness. The cows are 17 or 18 pictures in from the beginning of that book; I think.