Monochrome Madness 2-27 | Country theme

Well MM is back.  Gee did I miss it, ‘even though I posted a black and white photograph every week, it just wasn’t the same without Leanne hosting and everyone else pitching in together.

I would just like to say welcome back Leanne, I thoroughly enjoyed your posts while you were in the USA.  Glad you’re back safe and sound and picking up the mantle of MM once again.  For more black and white Country themed photos this week please go to Leanne’s blog here.

This month’s them is country and whilst I live on the Gold Coast by the sea and it is considered “country” sort of, the real country to me is inland.  When I was down in Gulgong a few months ago on my partner’s farm I took advantage of the rural setting and took a myriad of photos of the area in all its glory.  One photo which I dearly love was of his goats.  There was a lot of cloud activity and I really liked the lines in the grass with the converging clouds.  I thought the goats performed well and just stood exactly where they needed to get the best out of the shot.

When looking at my shots from Gulgong I selected a few and when I changed them to monochrome this one just popped out as the best.  I loved it in colour and now I quite like it also in black and white.

Goats in a paddock Gulgong

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  1. I love the picture. It works really well, especially with the front goat staring into the camera. Otherwise there wouldn’t have been a connection.

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    • Thanks so much, yes he had to co-operate with me and I waited before I clicked for him to look. I had the shot before I put the camera to my eye and had my fingers crossed they would all stay where they were! 🙂


  2. Don’t they look pleased with themselves😊

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  3. Great photo! I love the way the angles of the clouds in the sky lead the viewer’s eyes into the shot and the cluster of goats and I like the way the one goat is staring and almost breaking the fourth wall.

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  4. Wonderful Kaz! You’ve really captured their characters, would love to know what was so interesting to all the goats looking off to the right! Looks like a race meeting or someone looking the wrong way at a tennis match!

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  5. Fantastic photo Kaz, like you said in the post, the clouds really set this photo up. Took me a moment or two to realise what the animals were! First thought was maybe some strange Australian breed of dog! Lol! Then thought how stupid I was, they were skinny sheared sheep, and finally cottoned on that they were goats! And I’ve always considered myself to be a country lad!!! 😦

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  6. I love the colour and lines. They work so well together. I wish I could get such great shots. Yesterday I saw a great view with stunning colour from the sunset and autum leaves. It was perfect with a river in foreground and snow covered mountains in the back… only problem I was on the highway driving!

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  7. At first I thought they were dogs! And yes, I do wear glasses. I can’t believe they just posed for you. But I’ve photographed some cows in the pats and it seems, no matter what they are doing, when you approach, they look up and stare!

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    • haha Emilio you are not the only one, Reinhold thought they were dogs at first. I think its their long floppy ears. They were just doing the right thing for about 3 seconds when I had to get the shot and then it was all over and they moved on so I was very lucky 🙂

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  8. I love this photo! the goat staring at the camera is just so cute. I also tried capturing a squirrel once, i chased her for some time and she finally posed for me looking right at the camera.Its so adorable when these cute guys pose for u.It feels so good or may be i am exaggerating because I love all these adorable creatures. ^_^
    And i love the sky, the fields just everything about this pic. B’ful!

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