Friday, May 28, 2010

How Now, Black and White Cow!

I was thumbing through some old issues of Country Living magazine the other day and in the September 2009 issue, I came across this black and white picture of a cow that had been framed.

The article accompanying the picture was about transforming just about anything into works of art ... the cow picture actually being a recycled place mat that was framed.

Place mat or not, I really liked the picture and immediately thought about my collection of cow pictures I've captured the past couple of years, and wondered what they would look like in black and white. That was easy enough to find out ... all I had to do was convert them to black and white in my Photoshop Elements program, and Viola! ... my own little herd of black and white cows, suitable for framing!

The next picture is my favorite, and I'll probably have it framed someday when I can find just the right place for it.

On second thought, I may have to frame more than one of those. I just love cows, and surely I'll be able to find someplace to hang them!


Anonymous said...

Morning Janie! I think your photos put Country Living's to shame! Love love the one with the hay in the mouth! These would look great in frames; not your typical cow look. Only you can take a cow and make it's picture look elegant!!!lol I've missed visiting you and hope I can get back into regular stop ins! Enjoy your weekend - Sincerely, Jeannette

Unknown said...

I love the expressions in their eyes! LOL...makes you wonder what they are 'thinking'....

Love your posts and photos!

PAT said...

Beautiful shots, Janie. One or more will be fabulous framed!

Happy Weekend!

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

I love your pictures of the cows, whether they be in color or B/W. The expressions are amazing.

racheld said...

Cows are the patient ones in the animal world---the kind, gentle Kindergarten Teachers and Nurse's Aides who quietly do their part in the scheme of things.

You've captured the faces in such exquisite detail, that I'll swear that they know exactly what you're doing with the camera. They're not gonna mug or smile or give you their best sides---they know WHO THEY ARE, and you can take it or leave it.

I agree---the B&W is best in B&W---a little bit baleful in the look of "You're late---now take your seat and open your book."

"And get that gum out of your mouth."

Gardenia Gal said...

your photos are absolutely amazing! It's as if they come to life through your lens..

Sheila (TCW) said...

I love cows, too. My maternal grandad and uncles used to own cows. One of my uncles told us that cows are "nosy critters" because if he was out in the yard, they would walk up to the fence seemingly wanting to know what he was up to. He loved his cows.

These are great pics, as usual. :-)