So 15 minutes after capturing "Knee Deep," and roughly 30 minutes after "Beyond Wasta," I came across this vista, which is looking northeast over the Belle Fourche River valley. The size of the cattle gives a bit of scale to this scene. It was windy and a bit cool when I got out of my truck to set up my tripod (this is an HDR sequence). But when I look at this photo, I feel a sense of silence and peacefulness. And if cattle can feel contentedness, I'd guess they'd feel it here
"Why black and white?" you ask. I didn't like the quality of the color in the scene and I also felt it distracted from seeing all of the shapes, lines and contours. Finally, I like the way black and white makes the cattle and their shadows stand out from the pasture land that they have chosen to picnic on.
Canon 5DIII 1/60s f/14.0 ISO100 182mm