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Cattle Country
Photograph by Vincent J. Musi

It’s the humans, not the Herefords, that most interest the judge in a young handlers’ competition at the United Counties Show in Carmarthen. Contenders must demonstrate skill at displaying an animal and getting it to stand properly. “My son is showing off the back end, which of course is important because that’s where the best meat comes from,” says Dawn Robinson of 12-year-old Gethin and his charge, number 193. Like many farm families, the Robinsons have sold off much of their land—a trend that is changing the character of the Welsh countryside. “Farming is not a good proposition in Britain at the moment,” says Dawn. “A lot of nonfarming people are buying up the land and driving up prices, which is very sad. It means that genuine farmers can’t afford land anymore.”



Camera: Leica M6
Film Type: Fujichrome Velvia 50
Lens: 35mm
Speed and F-Stop: 1/60 @ f/4
Weather Conditions: Cloudy
Time of Day: Midday
Lighting Techniques: Available light





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