While scouring the back roads of Oklahoma, I have made what I call a rural observation. No matter where I go or what I am doing, if there are cows anywhere in the vicinity, which mostly there are since I travel around the rural roads and there are tons of cattle ranches, I get the same look from them. It’s not that quiet look of curiosity that a cat might look at you with or the “come play with me” look you get from a dog. It’s more like a “what the hell are you looking at and why are you pointing that thing at me” look. I’m sure if I was a street photographer I would get the same look from people. Which is why I don’t do street photography.
It doesn’t matter where in the state I am or what pasture of cows I might be looking at. That glare is always the same. Like this one from Rogers County.
Or this one from Osage County.
It doesn’t matter if they are young calves or old cows. The look is still the same.
After a while, they figure out that I mean them no harm, get bored and eventually go back to the clump of grass that they were grazing on when I happened upon them. And sometimes, they just walk away.
That’s right, cows. Just keep mooooooving!
Happy and safe travels!