Stalking the most beautiful places in the Philippines

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Monday, February 14, 2011

#107 King of the Hill

Among the hills of Vayang in Batanes, we found cows grazing everywhere. This is such a beautiful place to be a cow I thought... wide open spaces with lots of grass, a constant sea breeze under a sky that is sunny when the weather allows, and an expansive view of the rugged landscape that is Batanes.  The steers here look pretty contented, proof that life can be good, even if you're a cow! Enjoy.

(Pixel-peepers: I suddenly had this urge to photograph the bovine kind. How to do it so viewers can tell we're in this awesome place? Include the landscape of course, and shoot when the sun is low enough to cast long shadows across the dreamy landscape. For this shot, I climbed a hill and positioned myself behind a serous fence. Because I want to include the fence in my composition? Heck no, just in case them steers decide to charge!)

Where in the world is the Batanes?
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1 comment:

  1. do cows really have this keen desire to be photographed?

    just yesterday afternoon, the hubby and i went on an afternoon "photo shoot" (we're just hobbyists) and there were quite a few them in the area where we were and they would seem to know how to pose!

    anyway, your one fine bovine specimen really gave you its best demure, yet sly smile for the shutter ;)

    thank you for sharing your inspiring photographs. i pray i can take a one shot at something worthy to compare to any one of yours.


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