Inaugural Eidsvold Charity Cattle Drive – Eidsvold, Queensland, 2016

This photo essay shows a portion of the experience of the inaugural Eidsvold Charity Cattle Drive from 2016. To watch a short video I made of the 2016 cattle drive, click here.

The second running of this cattle drive will be run 8th-14th  April, 2018, and I will again be participating.

 

Eidsvold Charity Cattle Drive 2AM-002331
©Andrew McInnes

 

Eidsvold Charity Cattle Drive 2AM 1413-1415 Panorama
©Andrew McInnes

 

Eidsvold Charity Cattle Drive 2AM-001501
©Andrew McInnes

 

Eidsvold Charity Cattle Drive 2AM-000030
©Andrew McInnes

 

Eidsvold Charity Cattle Drive 2AM-005727
©Andrew McInnes

 

Eidsvold Charity Cattle Drive 2AM-006660
©Andrew McInnes

 

Eidsvold Charity Cattle Drive 2AM-002269
©Andrew McInnes

 

Eidsvold Charity Cattle Drive 2AM-001850
©Andrew McInnes

 

Eidsvold Charity Cattle Drive 2AM-002436
©Andrew McInnes

 

Eidsvold Charity Cattle Drive 2AM-00000211
©Andrew McInnes

 

Eidsvold Charity Cattle Drive 2AM-006572
©Andrew McInnes

 

Eidsvold Charity Cattle Drive 2AM-005588
©Andrew McInnes

 

Eidsvold Charity Cattle Drive 2AM-006331
©Andrew McInnes

 

Eidsvold Charity Cattle Drive 2AM-006640
©Andrew McInnes

 

Eidsvold Charity Cattle Drive 2AM-006707
©Andrew McInnes

 

Eidsvold Charity Cattle Drive 2AM-002333
©Andrew McInnes

 

Eidsvold Charity Cattle Drive 2AM-001597
©Andrew McInnes

 

Eidsvold Charity cattle Drive 2AM-001454
©Andrew McInnes

 

Eidsvold Charity cattle Drive 2AM-001417
©Andrew McInnes

 

Eidsvold Charity Cattle Drive 2AM-001627
©Andrew McInnes

 

Eidsvold Charity Cattle Drive 2AM-002087
©Andrew McInnes

 

Eidsvold Charity Cattle Drive 2AM-001654
©Andrew McInnes

 

Eidsvold Charity Cattle Drive 2AM-005436
©Andrew McInnes

 

Eidsvold Charity Cattle Drive 2AM-001794
©Andrew McInnes

 

Eidsvold Charity Cattle Drive 2AM-001820
©Andrew McInnes

 

Eidsvold Charity Cattle Drive 2AM-001548
©Andrew McInnes

 

Eidsvold Charity Cattle Drive 2AM-005522
©Andrew McInnes

 

Eidsvold Charity Cattle Drive 2AM-006344
©Andrew McInnes

 

Eidsvold Charity Cattle Drive 2AM-002329
©Andrew McInnes

 

Eidsvold Charity Cattle Drive 2AM-006067
©Andrew McInnes

 

Eidsvold Charity cattle Drive 2AM-001412
©Andrew McInnes

 

Eidsvold Charity Cattle Drive 2AM-006245
©Andrew McInnes

 

Eidsvold Charity Cattle Drive 2AM-002340
©Andrew McInnes

 

Eidsvold Charity Cattle Drive 2AM-001958
©Andrew McInnes

 

Eidsvold Charity Cattle Drive 2AM-006694
©Andrew McInnes

 

Cheers 🙂

Two days, two nights, and 942 miles in Central Texas.

‘Tis wildflower season in Texas! I was fortunate to have a few days and nights to spend traipsing around the Llano area. Truly beautiful, especially after the brutal drought of 2011. Thanks to Ken Zoller for his scouting and company during parts of this shoot.
Enjoy.

“Good Morning”
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area. Canon 7D with Canon 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 lens. f22 for 1/100 second, hand-held. ISO 400.
Copyright Andrew McInnes/2AM Photography – all rights reserved.

 

“Spiderwort”
Canon 30D with Canon 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 lens. f8 for 1/20 second and Kinko extension tubes, Manfrotto tripod and ball-head. ISO 400.
Copyright Andrew McInnes/2AM Photography – all rights reserved.

 

“Claret-cup cactus”
Canon 30D and Canon 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 lens and Kenko extension tubes. f11 for 1/4 seconds, Manfrotto tripod and ball-head. ISO 400.
Copyright Andrew McInnes/2AM Photography – all rights reserved.

 

“Bluebonnet Highway”
Canon 30D with Canon 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 lens. f8 for 1/400 second on Manfrotto tripod and ball-head. ISO 200.
Copyright Andrew McInnes/2AM Photography – all rights reserved.

 

“Rural Road”
Canon 7D with Canon 17-40mm f4 lens. f13 for 1/125 seconds, hand-held. ISO 200.
Copyright Andrew McInnes/2AM Photography – all rights reserved.

 

“Rusty Barn”
Canon 7D with Canon 17-40mm f/4 lens. f16 for 1/50 second, hand-held. ISO 100.
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“Cactus and Bluebonnets”
Canon 30D with Canon 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 lens and Manfrotto tripod and ball-head. f11 for 1/8 second. ISO 200.
Copyright Andrew McInnes/2AM Photography – all rights reserved.

 

“Stone fence and Poppies”
Canon 7D and Canon 17-40mm f4 lens. f13 for 1/125 seconds, hand held. ISO 200.
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“White Poppy”
Canon 30D with Canon 100-400mm f4-5.6 lens and Kenko extension tubes. f11 for 1/200 second, Manfrotto tripod and ball-head. ISO 200.
Copyright Andrew McInnes/2AM Photography – all rights reserved.

 

“Hay Baby, nice rack!”
Texas Longhorn cattle.
Canon 30D with Canon 100-400mm f4-5.6 lens. f7.1 for 1/100 second, Manfrotto tripod and ball-head. ISO 500.
Copyright Andrew McInnes/2AM Photography – all rights reserved.

 

“Unexpected Interaction”
Canon 30D with Canon 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 lens. f11 for 1/320 second, hand-held. ISO 400.
Copyright Andrew McInnes/2AM Photography – all rights reserved.

 

“Poppies and Fence”
Canon 7D with Canon 17-40mm f4 lens. f14 for 1/160 second, hand-held. ISO 100.
Copyright Andrew McInnes/2AM Photography – all rights reserved.

 

“Sandy Creek”
Canon 30D with Canon 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 lens. f7.1 for 1/40 second, hand-held. ISO 800.
Copyright Andrew McInnes/2AM Photography – all rights reserved.

 

“Stockyards” – a light-painting.
Canon 7D with Canon 10-22mm f3.5-4.5 lens. f4.5 for 51 seconds and Manfrotto tripod and ball-head. ISO 400.
Copyright Andrew McInnes/2AM Photography – all rights reserved.

 

 

Hope you liked the journey. My images are available through my website:
http://andrew-mcinnes.artistwebsites.com/

 

 

 

 

May 11-22, 2011: The Junction experience with Wyman Meinzer

Two weeks based out of the Texas Tech University campus at Junction, Texas, shooting with Wyman Meinzer and others. Conditions are very dry yet beauty abounds. What follows is a sample of the images captured from various locales visited.


Day 1: 05/12/2011

Started out up nice and close with a western diamondback rattlesnake.

 

Then off to “paint” a Church at night. Wyman does all the work and we just compose and shoot the image. This image was actually taken pre-painting, as there was a pretty sunset and the “street” light (on left, out of frame) was providing sufficient light on the left to balance the sunset light on the right.
Day 2: 05/13/2011
Morning shoot of rapids on the Upper Llano River.

 

Evening shoot on the Llano River.

 

 

 

Day 3: 05/14/2011
More Llano River images – this time from the gorgeous property of artist Bill Worrell.

 

 

These next few images were taken with moonlight – a wet and chilly shoot.

 

 

 

This next series is from a different location on the same river.

 

 

 

Day 4: 05/15/2011
Mason Mountain Wildlife Management Area – a very dry though still magnificent location.

Three looks at prickly pear cactus:

 

 

 

Dusk

 

And then it was dark…
another “painting” – Wyman was running back and forth in the dark and somehow didn’t fall whilst painting.

 

Day 5: 05/16/2011
The following flower images were captured at Native American Seed company.

 

 

Church at dusk – another splendid paintjob by Wyman Meinzer.

 

 

Day 6: 05/17/2011
Independence Creek Preserve is a holding of The Nature Conservancy. The artesian spring contributes significantly to the Pecos River. The riparian area is truly in contrast to the desert region surrounding it.

The following two images are of a Round-tailed Horned Lizard.

 

 

Here is a Black-chinned Hummingbird:

 

and here are some black-tailed prairie dogs:

 

 


Day 7: 05/18/2011

A typical scene at Independence Creek.

 

and another:

 

This scene is a result of a beaver dam on a seep that feeds into the main creek:
Day 8: 05/19/2011

More “typical” views:

 

 

 

Day 9: 05/20/2011

Back at Junction. New bridge leading to the Texas Tech at Junction campus painted by who else but Wyman:

 

Another night shoot so captured these oaks at dusk:
Day 10: 05/21/2011

Back to 377 Falls.

 

 

 

 

 

Day 11: 05/22/2011

Sabinal River near Utopia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 12: 05/23/2011
A morning shoot – Portrait work – in a feedstore warehouse with natural light.
“Wild Dave” was the first model:

 

 

Then Maddee:

 

Then back to Bill Worrell’s property on the Llano River for an evening shoot:

 

 

 


Day 13: 05/24/2011
This morning we visited a ranch to image more western diamondback rattlesnakes:

 

 

Evening shoot at Fort McKavett – time to ponder the past and the lives of folks back then:

 

Then another “painting” by Wyman:

 

After the shoot Wyman and “Wild Dave” wanted to refine a shot they had planned of Wyman “painting”. As they were practicing the shot I grabbed an opportunity shot which changed the approach of the final shot. Here is that first “inspiration” image:

 

After Wyman and Dave saw the image, we three, along with Trevor White, began to discuss how to create the final image. What follows is the image we decided on shooting (all light painting by Wyman Meinzer):
Day 14: 05/25/2011
Back to Native American Seed farm – the breeze came up making macro work very challenging so I switched to capturing zoom-blur images instead:

 

 

 

We ventured back to Mason Mountain Wildlife Management Area for our last evening – a time to shoot, visit, and enjoy our last evening as a group. Frienship abounds.

 


Day 15: 05/26/2011
The final shoot was an opportunistic one of a water moccasin and patchnose snake:

 

 

 

So long from Junction.