Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Brownwood Cattle Drive




 At one of the main entrances to Brownwood in The Villages, a new group of sculptures representing a cattle drive has been added in recent months.  The sculptures are well-done and quite realistic. 

Unfortunately, it was a hot, bright, very sunny day when I took the photos, so they are very contrasty.  Mea culpa.

19 comments:

Audrey said...

Superbe !

Birdman said...

I thought they were real.
ps YOU are excused.

hamilton said...

I'm guessing the chances of seeing a real cattle drive in the area are slim to none.

cieldequimper said...

Aren't you supposed to add maxima? Mea culpa maxima?

I loooove this. But in Florida? Cattle drives? Really? What do I know!

William Kendall said...

Quite a sculptural set!

Linda said...

Great series, Lowell! I know what you mean, sometimes the sun can work with you and other times against you when it comes to taking photos. Still, I really enjoyed this series, so thank you so much for sharing them.

Lois said...

I really like this! My great uncle was a cattleman in central Florida. This reminds me of him.

Kay said...

I don't think of cattle drives and Florida together though these sculptures seem very nicely done. Does one have to have boots and a cowboy hat to buy here? And horses?

(BTW: Rose hips are very high in vitamin C which is why you thought of them in vitamins. But they are very, very tart. People usually eat them cooked in massive amounts of sugar and made into jelly.)

Sylvia K said...

Oh, I love these, Lowell!! Thank you so much for sharing!! Hope you're ready for a great weekend!!

llandudnopictures said...

At first glance I thought they were all real, great job... and photos!

Halcyon said...

I like the contrasty-ness. It somehow adds to the charm. I somehow feel the whole thing is like a movie set!

VP said...

Quite realistic and impressive!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Bronze sculptures are the hardest to capture Lowell, well that's my excuse for my tomorrow's post :) This is a super multi piece sculpture, beautifully done!

Karl Demetz said...

Beautiful realistic sculptures, they also shine pretty, which material will that be?

EG CameraGirl said...

I wonder how the neighbours would feel about a REAL cattle drive down their pristine streets. :)

Sharon Anck said...

Those are very realistic indeed. In that first shot I thought it was an actual cattle drive until I notice how shiny that cowboy's shirt was (not to mention his horse).

Small City Scenes said...

Very neat!!!!

I didn't say I didn't want to have GGrands just that how could I ever be OLD enough. LOL
MB

RedPat said...

I like this installation a lot!

LOLfromPasa said...

I know exactly of what you speak - taking photos of sculptures like these. Yours came out nicely. I had a problem when I was in Wickenburg, Az, last year. The sun was so bright. All my shots were rubbish (and of course I didn't know that until I got home in England. It was too late to go back at try again.) Oh well.

"Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again." — Henri Cartier-Bresson