Posts Tagged ‘goats’



Yesterday Deb and I visited Possum Valley Animal Sanctuary with a group of lovely friends, to meet and photograph (and cuddle) the resident animals. The sanctuary is run by Chris and Mark, two dedicated humans who have created a haven for rescued farm animals and native wildlife. From alpacas to chickens, pheasants to possums, cows to goats, peacocks to donkeys, the animals now have a safe and happy place to live out the rest of their lives.

This pic of Francine the sheep was my fave of the day. I felt it did more justice to her watchful gaze to change the image to black and white. This is only my 4th B&W conversion and it’s a treatment that’s definitely growing on me. Some photos, and subjects, are just made for it.

Thanks so much for a lovely day out Chris, Mark, Deb, Dave, Di, Angie, Lorri, Linda, and Cath. And Francine.

Taken with Tamron Australia 70-200mm f 2,8 Gen 2 lens. #TamronProTeam#TamronCreates


Barkday Paw-ty

We always love  it when the crew from Barkday Paw-ty come to visit. Their photo sessions are crazy fun, with a bit of pee and poop cleaning up to do afterwards – from the goats and sheep, not the dogs or human handlers!

This time we photographed Sam (Merino 3yrs), Busker (Merino 7yrs), Ryder (Aussie Shepherd 2yrs), Maverick (Golden Retriever 10.5yrs) Harry (Goat 5yrs) and Wills (Goat 5yrs).

Harry the Goat and Busker the Merino were attacked by wild dogs in March this year. It was touch and go for a while, especially for Harry whose front leg was badly injured, but both have made remarkable recoveries.

This image is a composite of three ‘twin’ shots – not because they wouldn’t co-operate but because the studio wasn’t wide enough to fit them all in, haha! We had each lot of animal models stand in the exact same place and I photographed them from the exact same place too, which ensured that the perspectives were as accurate as possible when we put the images together. Yup, the sheep are BIG!

Photographed using Tamron Australia 24-70mm f2.8 VC lens and Elinchrom LTD ELC Pro 500 studio lights.