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Guardian Of The Rocks

Converted to monochrome in Lightroom 4 with a final edit in Photoshop CS3. (5/21)  A few miles outside Loughborough is a farm that specialises in raising a prize-winning herd of Blackbrook Longhorn cattle, you can read all about them [ here ] From time to time they take their cattle to graze on the public land at Beacon Hill, also not far away from Loughborough, and this shot was taken when Maureen and I went for a walk up there one day and several of these lovely beasts were enjoying grazing lazily in the sun. I can vouch that the meat from these animals is extremely tasty as indeed are their farm made burgers, (no horse meat in those).

Guardian Of The Rocks

Converted to monochrome in Lightroom 4 with a final edit in Photoshop CS3. (5/21)  A few miles outside Loughborough is a farm that specialises in raising a prize-winning herd of Blackbrook Longhorn cattle, you can read all about them [ here ] From time to time they take their cattle to graze on the public land at Beacon Hill, also not far away from Loughborough, and this shot was taken when Maureen and I went for a walk up there one day and several of these lovely beasts were enjoying grazing lazily in the sun. I can vouch that the meat from these animals is extremely tasty as indeed are their farm made burgers, (no horse meat in those).

comments (18)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 7 Jun 2013, 01:00
Impressive drama in this image, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ray, there's even more drama in your "adjusted" version.
Great image Brian... he looks quite relaxed up there... i really like the texture in the rock face... good treatment....petersmile
Brian Walbey: There was quite a few of these lovely beasts there Peter but this one made for the best picture.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 7 Jun 2013, 06:17
I remember Trimbo taking us to a place near Loughborough with cattle like this Brian. Gorgeous aren't they
Brian Walbey: It might well have been here at beacon Hill Chris, I know you went there with Richard, shame I didn't know, it is only about 10 minutes maximum from my home.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 7 Jun 2013, 06:34
Oddly enough, I never think of eating these........
Brian Walbey: They are fine looking animals Lisl so one doesn't like to think of them laying in bits on a plate, but they do taste good to be honest.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 7 Jun 2013, 07:02
Perfect image for this conversion, Brian!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ginnie.
  • Chad
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 7 Jun 2013, 07:42
This looks very rugged Brian.
Brian Walbey: This is the place where your very good self decided to climb on the trig point when you went there with Mr.Trim, late of Leicester.
Impressive dramatic image Brian!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 7 Jun 2013, 08:29
When they say longhorn they sure are
Brian Walbey: Indeed vintage, but they also taste very good as well.
that's one strong looking brute, right at home in these ragged surroundings. great b/w treatment
Brian Walbey: They are fine beasts Ayush, but quite docile also.
hard contrast
Brian Walbey: A lot of "messing about" Chantal, mind you the rocks themselves are very hard Granite so I guess this suits that.
Love the texture and composition. I would love to see this in colour.
A noble beast,Brian,good shot also.
Brian Walbey: They are fine animals Frank, docile in nature and quite tasty on a plate as well :0
  • Tony
  • UK
  • 7 Jun 2013, 11:29
I love the composition. The details in the rocks are very striking.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Tony.
He looks as if he is king of the hill surveying his kingdom, Brian. Wonderful treatment!
Brian Walbey: That's the thought that went through my mind as soon as I saw this one sitting where he is Beverly. Thanks for your comment.
The Minotaur at the entrance to his labyrinth? Dramatic.
Brian Walbey: It does rather have that impact John, I hadn't thought of that.
A really impressive picture and treatment, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Graeme.
I like your photo!! ... ... your tasty meat comment... not so much.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Jacquelyn. I guess, as long as I don't know precisely which animal my meat comes from it makes it more palatable to eat, how people can kill their own animals and eat them I can't make out though.
Great image Brian! What an amazing looking creature!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Elizabeth, they are lovely creatures, it's almost a shame we eat them, but they do taste good smile

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