Finally, an answer

Black And White Photography, Photography, Steven

Belted Galloway cows, Woodbury, Connecticut

For years I wondered why Belted Galloway cows are bred for that wide, white stripe. Now I know.

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Seat of power


The seat of power © Steven Willard

The “seat of power” probably meant something different when this piece of farm equipment was last used. My guess is that the person who sat here had more common sense than many of those sittting in powerful positions do today. They worked harder and complained less, too. Enough said.

Olympus OMD EM1 with 40-150mm f2.8 zoom. Processed on my iPad Pro using several apps.


Brought Up In A Barn ?

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Fuji X-T1 and XF 27mm f/2.8 Pancake lens – 1/20 @ f/4.0 – ISO 3200

When I was a child and dragged dirt into the house after a rough day of playing outdoors my mom would always ask me “Were you brought up in a barn ?”  I’m starting to think those words had some sort of impact on me because I find barns so hard to resist 🙂