OK, I guess this poor guy is never going to be anyone's father, but at least I got the sex right Jack.
Inspired by this work by Storm Thorgessen.
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sohrab (7439) 2004-09-17 3:07
the composition here is excellent richard and so are the colours
bebel (7588) 2004-09-17 3:10
on voit tout de suite le fan des Stones...
j'ai fait un petit WS, vous me direz votre avis...
Nottinghill (1089) 2004-09-17 3:22
good colors and composition, especially accompanied by the title. I wander what the next one will be "ummabumma" ? :)
annaeva (162) 2004-09-17 3:28
you did a great work comparing with the cd-inspiring thingie ;) if it was "just a picture" i would probably suggest sharpening and adjusting of contrast, but in this context it's just perfect. well done!
merpb (2001) 2004-09-17 3:41
What is it with this bovine picture craze you've started Richard, their everywhere.
As a pastiche this works fine but I'd love to see your attempt at a Yes cover.
Now theres a challenge.
ChrisJ (102765) 2004-09-17 3:43
What a showoff! Good colours & a strong simple compo.
saurabh (104) 2004-09-17 3:53
Nice colors and well composed! The title takes the cake though ;p
jhonny_blue (4956) 2004-09-17 4:00
Fantastic composition and contrasts !
nwoehnl (122) 2004-09-17 4:29
Well, this one sure comes in high in a competition for the maximum ratio between effect and simplicity of composition. Wonderful placement of the cow, a priceless look, wonderful colors and the perfect backing from the big fluffy clouds in the blue sky. Very good one, Richard.
avigur_11 (22081) 2004-09-17 5:43
The simplicity of the background makes a wonderful effect. The large are of blue sky, theposition of the young bull, and the earing make a nice composition. Well done, Richard.
harold (2377) 2004-09-17 6:03
De très belle couleurs, bonne réalisation, bien joué richard.
Galeota (10338) 2004-09-17 6:37
Now this one looks like a swiss cow. I almost feel at home! Perfect reference to the Pink Floyd album cover. That brings me some good souvenirs.
elihesamian (26149) 2004-09-17 7:24
A great title,with a funny notice to pink floyd's album & and a great remembring of Strom thorgessen,who is excellent in drawing & making some great works in world of covers for CDs & cassets,in music.
Well captured,beautiful,with fine detailed,and composition,I like it Richard.
dom_inik_m (1717) 2004-09-17 7:54
Funny shot... much more interesting that standing in front of a brick wall to shoot the graffiti scribbled on it! ;-)
You could start an astonishing trend with this shot. So, what might be the next challenge? Alan Parson's On Air, Blue Oyster Cult's Imaginos, Pink Flod's Animals or Mike Oldfield's Five Miles out? ;-)
damsmad (173) 2004-09-17 9:06
Very good composition, the cow's well placed in the crop, its look is great, the colors and contrast are excellent, and the reference to the Pink Floyd's album "Atom Heart Mother" makes the point. Very good job, I like it a lot!
djenno (0) 2004-09-17 9:19
This photo makes me think of delicious "Milka" chocolate. Regards, Djenno
Benedetto (437) 2004-09-17 11:49
Wonderful colors and detail, great photo.!!
I like it.
Have a good weekend, Benedetto.
burdallet (0) 2004-09-17 13:26
Pink Flyod !!
mikhalych (1319) 2004-09-17 15:41
Even before seeing the title I got deja vu and instantly recalled PF album cover.
sn00zie (2384) 2004-09-18 7:29
excellent composition wit rich colors.. nice job :)
ma-tibou (4568) 2004-09-18 10:42
Une photo éclatantes de clarté pour une bien sympathique demoiselle. Amitié.
Jeppe (18654) 2004-09-19 2:12
Yes - Richard even from the thumbnail this reminded of a LP-cover - even i couldn't remember the group name - Very lovely capture Richard - which it was mine - In fact I tried something similar once - but my camera jammed :-)
I like the bright colours and the setup.
Teten (582) 2004-09-20 11:03
Beautiful!! Its dificult to get so ggod shoot with a simple "thing" like a cow... Congratulations!
Hanssie (10441) 2004-09-21 5:44
Atom Heart Father ! ! !
How original, what a very funny picture, nice colours and composition too, itcould be indeed "another" Pink Floyd !
avis2avis (4264) 2004-09-23 4:32
Yes the inspiration was very evident even without the caption. Well done Richard!
A bit of Trivia for Floyd fans on TE:) ... British design group "HIPGNOSIS" who did the cover design for Atom Heart Mother were formed in 1968 and specialized in making great cover art for Rock albums including many of the famous Pink Floyd sleeves. The first work of Hipgnosis was the the cover for A Saucerful Of Secrets. Main forces in Hipgnosis were Aubrey Powell, Peter Christopherson and Storm Thorgerson. The team split up in 1983 but Storm Thorgerson is still the "house consultant" for Pink Floyd art and design.
joseelias (0) 2004-10-08 8:52
This looks like a swiss milk-chocolate comercial! :-)
Great composition with very nice colors and light. A more panoramic view could have been nice also.
kLe (2196) 2004-12-24 6:05
I agree with Jose. The composition, colours and light are great. I would also like to see a panoramic view.
Tempted to post a WS with the cow in purple ? ;-)
Timmok (802) 2004-12-26 17:11
This picture is quite funny, just like the title is. Maybe the reason I like this picture is also because of it recalls me of this masterpiece of music that is Pink Floyd's "Atom Heart Mother".
Nice shot. Living in Paris, I cannot make pictures of animals like cows or sheeps (except pigeons and dogs, there's nothing here), but I would love to try to make shots like this one ;o)
jiekuan (332) 2005-01-04 4:56
Nice shot on this buddy. The blue sky and green grassland is best to this cow!
rage_tm (623) 2005-01-12 4:43
Hi Richard. Wow! This is really nice. Composition is excellent and colors/contrast/background is just perfect. I really like the blue sky here. Well done. rgrds.
clodreno (0) 2005-01-25 9:41
fooeleen (713) 2005-02-23 15:35
this is a great shot, with a little humor in it, could easily pass for milk advertisements, with the blue skies and green class, just like the cartoons:) u brought the feeling of childhood with this shot, i think, and i like the exrpession of the cow,very impressive!
LEA (4984) 2005-02-24 15:37
"I'm not a nummer I'm a free ..." Composition full of humour. Nice colors.
slayoo (644) 2005-04-02 8:31
I love PF and I like the photo very much! I find the stamp in the ear of the cow, which is obviously not present on the old photo from PF cover, a kind of very nice symbol.
PixelTerror (0) 2005-04-09 4:10
I've seen this one several times, but I realized today I never dropped any comment on it, a shame for a Pink Floyd fan. Great compo and superb colors, the placement of the cow in the fframe is excellent and it seems to be looking straight into my eyes. Needless to say, I like it very much !
Have a nice week end,
capthaddock (28790) 2005-04-12 10:39
Hi Richard - very cute image, the cloud and the cow are perfectly balanced.
jinju (14265) 2005-05-10 23:43
Did anyone ever tell you this looks like an advertisement? Great facial expression on the cow..he looks a bit constipated or frustrated hehe :)
marjan (6279) 2005-05-12 8:06
IT is nice to find someone who still listen P.F. (atom heart mother). Very nice compozition. My sky in never so blue ?? I don`t know while.
DJ_Mic_Check (10) 2005-05-19 7:25
Very nice cow in the photo.I like colours in the photo.Good job richard...
bnallama (3763) 2005-05-23 2:53
Hard to say something different after all these comments. I like the colors and POV.
MRodini (304) 2005-07-01 9:03
Very good pic! I love the colors and the face of this cow. Nice contrast too...
reuclai (0) 2005-07-13 11:29
KellEy (1237) 2005-08-18 10:51
bend1k (934) 2005-09-06 1:15
it's so nice it looks like a cartoon. Does the clipping on the cow's right ear certify it is mad cow free? :)
stasia (405) 2005-09-19 14:07
Wonderful colors and detail, great photo! Very nice shot!
Emz (6) 2005-09-19 14:46
I love The colours that you have captured, fine looking beast!
lollie (0) 2005-10-04 15:40
Nice one. well done.
brosnea (121) 2005-10-27 18:50
Wow. Great title!! I loved the all concept and the photo itself. One very good pink floyd album "Atom Heart Mother"...
And a great funny photo "Atom Heart Father". Well done... Congratulations!!
djslim (568) 2005-10-28 13:51
hahah That's hilarious. I love the colour of the sky for this one. Well composed. Did you have to do anthing to get his attention?
carper (96) 2005-10-28 13:53
Give me the honour Richard.
one hundred. I must think on playing dart.
Very nice one great shot, good contrast, splendit composition, well done.
mints (169) 2005-11-09 16:33
I took a look at your shots as well. You’ve been around! This photo jumped out at me. I think the way you’ve taken the shot from a low level and slightly to the side adds great character to Mr Cow.
cherryripe (21033) 2005-11-14 5:41
This could be used in an advertisment. Looks like he was really posing for you. Nice colours and the clouds liven up the sky.
sickboy (82) 2005-11-25 13:39
And where's Atom Heart Mother? ;)
Shot just like from Ireland in rush hours.
lyblanc (102) 2006-01-06 19:35
sharpness is perfect, lools like a painting ! excellent shot ! well done and thanx
andante (7092) 2006-01-12 22:08
OK... I read Pink Floyd and I start triping... or you really have flying dots on the sky??? Shine on crazy diamond!
david (3992) 2006-01-15 10:26
this photo looks like it could be used in a milk advertisement. very clean and crisp. nice colours and framing. i even like how you've kept the cow's shadow in shot. great work.
jejee_girl (8) 2006-01-20 4:38
MOO MOO !you take me a photo and now i want to eat some grass .Keep me personnality please...(^v^)
your photo make me feel happy cause it's very lovely.
Paolo (41222) 2006-01-23 6:57
Hi Richard, i just found that your fantastic shot!
really funny and wonderufl and a perfect copy of the Pink Floyd LP cover!
excellent colours and light. great POV too.
Amellia (1862) 2006-01-30 15:15
ale cudowna krowa, przez chwilkę myślałam że to nasza polska mućka, wspaniała kolorystyka która daje tyle energii z tej fotografii, bardzo mi się podoba, bravo;)))
dream (159) 2006-02-09 4:50
Exellent composition, great colors.Well done.
P.S. I would very much love to see my country in your work.Come and visit sometime.You will be amazed.
Hasvelt (88) 2006-02-17 6:51
I will never forget that cow
elBud (2237) 2006-02-22 7:10
Richard, this is a Superb Photo, also is funny, great colours, good composition, so good!
schobi (187) 2006-02-22 7:47
Hi Richard! Nice Pic :-)
managua (902) 2006-02-25 18:37
really beautiful and funny this photo.
The composition is wonderful in its simplicity.
The cow seems artificial, she is perfect.
MeAT (1174) 2006-03-26 9:14
This is truly an incredible shot! The composition, the saturation of the colour, and the cow smiling at the camera.
Truly deserves two points from me!
Norok (200) 2006-04-02 14:01
:) excelent Richard.
kajspice (4542) 2006-04-10 9:59
To me, this is the one that stands from all the others in your gallery. He looks like one prizewinning cow...the light and colours are just awesome. Lovely placement of the subject...he has a lot of character. The Pink Floyd Atom heart mother is funny and a little suggestive I might add!!!
napdsp (744) 2006-04-11 5:25
I always wanted to take a picture like this but never had an opportunity to the subject/location. Wonderful composition. I love the shadow on the grass. The clouds and sky are just perfect. This picture makes me smile. TFS.
mfonda (891) 2006-04-13 14:50
It certainly has the Storm feel to it. You do a very nice job framing this cow. Composition and colors are wonderful. Thanks for sharing.
I would like it better if the cow wasn't tagged, but that doesn't matter too much.
olirey (193) 2006-04-13 21:29
This is a so great idea. And you got it so right ! Even better than the original, I would say, if I was not a Pink Floyd fan ! Congratulations !!!
Spunkie (318) 2006-05-03 3:59
hehehe... Love your caption. Makes this wonderful picture even more comic like!
Can be an ad for something... perhaps vegie burgers...
jrj (34841) 2006-05-23 5:17
I see I missed this one - too bad being a big fan of these guys as they walk around with the always most courious and unintelligent look.
Good one, simple and effective.
Floydian (30970) 2006-05-24 10:42
I never responded on this one....what a shame for me as true Floydian ;-)
You caught it so well in the frame, with the shade over the grass....really nice.
The yellow marker in his ear, the nice blue sky, it all fits nicely.
lorak (227) 2006-06-16 18:03
very funny floydian ;) picture !
sunilshukla (844) 2006-07-04 12:58
wow i am speechless it is so wonderful.
lechmt (792) 2006-07-21 0:26
Great 'pink and floyd' composition and fantastic idea.. regards Tomas
alexfodera (65) 2006-07-31 14:28
Great Shot !! You should call some Advirtising Company and offer the picture for milk ads or something like that...Great Idea and good composition !! Alex
PrzemekN (140) 2006-08-08 3:46
And a good joke too.
Composition is very fine, colours and contrast - just great. I think I cannot add more. I really like that picture.
iGirl (1223) 2006-08-14 13:29
Hi Richard, great composition and colors here, simple yet beautiful. I love the big clouds in the sky and the bright sidelighting.
Thanks for sharing!
Eridan (427) 2006-09-03 9:11
Better than the Pink Floyd Cover design.
TheMystic (912) 2006-10-02 15:54
Hi Richard: since I've first seen this one, I knew I had a Atom Heart Mama to match somewhere in my old pics (today's post - how more blatant can one get?)
Anyway, I had just waited for the right time to comment, since I went back to it over and over. Love Pink Floyd, had the vinyl album, but lost it.
mzmehr (918) 2006-11-22 9:21
very nice photo,
Great contrast and color + nice usage of light
it seems an advertisement for DAIRY product;D
thanks for sharing that
sebcz (2345) 2006-12-19 15:10
Yes, I know the album cover very well, even without the title I thought of that instantly.
Fine humour, composition no worse that the original.
(seen on the main TE page)
Juniper (16) 2006-12-19 15:43
There's a TV ad in the US that talks about Happy California Cows. This girl looks like their cousin across the pond. Great photo that really caught my attention.
Albrecht (11281) 2007-01-29 3:37
Lovely calf and good POV and compo with the sunlight and clouds.My Swiss cows are different (take a look: http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Europe/Switzerland/photo501457.htm)
but I like the Dutch cow of yours.Here we see a lot of them also in paintings and aquarels.
mikolaj_kawa (0) 2007-03-21 4:08
marietom (34609) 2007-12-13 5:11
Un portrait attendrissant, de cette belle vache dans ce paysage dénudé. Belles couleurs, belle composition carrée.
Chris3 (511) 2008-03-06 8:41
This photograph is both funny and nice.The colours are beautiful.I like that the animal is not in the center.
lukuna (278) 2008-09-18 10:11
Richard, this is the best way you could portray a bovine!
ewka (51) 2009-02-11 15:51
"BEN & JERRY'S" SHOUL USE THAT PICTURE :) it's realy good, great colours and that cow is natural model ;)
Juzo (4359) 2010-01-14 1:49
Great simple composition. Classic image, I really sense our bovine friend has a sense of self aweness here :)
- Copyright: Richard Gatward (RGatward) (20062)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-09-15
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon Ixus 400
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): A pair of photos with contrast, Photos with a twist on a title (film/book/song), Photos reminiscent of album covers, Likely and unlikely duets... (Part I), Cows!, My favorites, Pink Floyd [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-09-17 3:04
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