These images were taken at Bundanon, Arthur Boyd's property that he left to the Australian people.
On a previous trip I had stayed for a week at Riversdale another Boyd property. On that occasion I got to see a cattle sales day and they were going to sell off young bulls. There was a lot of butting heads and I took this image:
So when I planned to stay At Bundanon I wanted to see if I could repeat this shot. Slow shutter speeds and plenty of movement. Reality kicked in when I realised that I wasn't getting any action. Then the penny dropped, there were no bulls in the fields that I had been shooting, they were full of cows and their calves. What I ended up with was a completely different series, that is, cows tongues. Shot on low shutter speeds they are not technically perfect but they convey the 'action' that was happening whilst I was there.
Here too I had a temptation to clone out the chaff on their faces but it is a reminder that New South Wales has had nine years of drought and I'm happy to say that we are finally drought free.