female rakes hay around in a snowy pasture of llamas

Feeding Llamas

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Steph played farmer for some friends of hers that were out of country over the holiday who have a herd of 30-odd llamas that they keep on a farm just east of Bozeman.

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  • Framing would be more interesting if it were lower : we can’t really see the llamas, here.

  • @Calusarus i know :) i tried hard… there’s a couple more shots with the llamas, they really spooked easily

  • i prefer this as it is. for me the photograph is about the young woman and the work she’s doing. the shoulder action perfectly expresses this work. i also like the outbuilding and trailer in the background – these wouldn’t be such strong elements if the framing was lower.

  • @michele haha :) you pulled out exactly what i liked about the photo — the trailer and outbuilding and the focus on her — it was less about the llamas and more about the ‘farming’ — the goal shooting was to show both but in the end i was sorely disappointed in the compositions i was able to achieve, mostly because the llamas ate heads down and jumped every time the shutter released :)

  • exactly as michele said yet again.. i prefer having the focus to Steph rather than on the llamas.. and.. 30 llamas?! that’s a lot.. :D i hope you helped her out after taking this shot.. ;)

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  • Shutter speed: 1/60 sec
  • Focal length: 85 mm
  • Aperture: f/5.6


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