It has been awhile since I've posted a Camera Critters post, but tonight as I was cruising through my photo archives, I found some photos I had taken last August, and never got around to editing. These photos were taken in the evening, and at a high ISO. This left them with lots of Noise in them. I originally gave them nary a second glance. Tonight was different. You see...Sugar Bear is at the farm today. She has been there since Thursday night, and I will be picking her up tomorrow. I am missing her GREATLY, and feeling a tad sentimental. Some would look at these photos and only see cows.....but I see the joy my daughter has on the farm. I see memories of feeding the cows with her grandparents. I see culture, and generations.
In an effort to salvage these photos I did some playing with textures. I quite like the results.
This particular cow is named, Fancy. This is my mom feeding her an apple. Fancy is quite a gentle beast, as she was bottle fed by my mom. Fancy's mom died during childbirth. Fancy has now had many calves of her own, but still has a bond with my mom.
Sugar loves to go along when it is feeding time. She loves to watch the cows eat.
Sometimes she'll even give it a go, herself. This cow is named, Daisy. She is also a former bottle fed baby, and is really tame. Daisy and Fancy are the only ones we let Sugar feed.
"Here, Daisy! Have an apple!"
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this photo of Sugar. I took it directly after the one above. She is obviously very proud. This is her, "I did it, Papa!" look. (melts my heart)
All in all, I'm so glad that I gave these photos another chance. I find that often I just need to let some time pass between when I take the shots, and when I find the emotion in them. This little set has won a place in my heart tonight.
However, I could be just being overly E-MOOOO-TIONAL!