These cows that were created by schools throughout Victoria to roam throughout the grounds of the Melbourne Show in 2012, now have their freedom in the parklands of Murchison in Victoria’s mountain country. Stacey found this while on a holiday of Victoria. She’ll be pleased to read your  POST Of PRAISE for which she will add 200 REWARD POINTS for each.

Stacey wrote these words of her walk in the park, and her discovery. During the holidays we went for a trip around Victoria.  On the way we stopped at Murchison a rural town in the north of Victoria. We walked around the park and this is what we found –  Metal cows that were painted on.  One seemed to be wearing metal armour.  Another depicted a dusk scene on a farm. The third one had tomatoes and grapes on it.  This one was positioned to be able to include the remaining autumn leaves on the tree.  The cows added fun and creativity to the park.

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fffs16-sfcows3. Although the winter chills had blown through the Murchison countryside ,a hint of Autumn still hung in the trees. The cow seems to have it’s own agenda as it looks ahead, naturally unaware of the attention of the photographer. The branch provides an interesting counter balance to the composition.


fffs16-sfcows2. This chivalarous cow seems to have dreams of being the replacement for a gallant knights sturdy steed. It is interesting to see these images and pieces of artwork to realize they have a longer life than just being showpieces. A grand parade of the “animals” as found by Stacey.

fffs16-SFcows1fffs16-sfcows1. Suggestions of Midnight Cow were captured on this beast with its impressions of a moonlight scene beneath a moonlit sky. These sculptures have provided a great subject matter for the camera, and I wonder how many viewers can recall seeing them before.

HOW TO SEND A POST Of PRAISE. Choose the SUPER SHOT submission you like most. Go to bottom here, and click on “leave a comment”  nominating the image number and FF Kids With Cameras name in the post. Then add a few words of praise to encourage them. When that’s completed click on “post” in the bottom right corner. It’s that easy.

* Only one POP per email, and from each respondent. Stacey will receive 200 REWARD POINTS for each POP written by 10.oo PM Friday July 22nd.


About focusfor

The FOCUS FORCE photographic workshop program for Kids With Cameras is based in Melbourne, Australia. The projects have gone beyond the Victorian borders, into New South Wales, and Tasmania.Through others including a backpacker it has been provided to children in Thailand, and a teacher in Portugal has inspired children there as well. Apart, from the fun of learning about the camera and developing the skill of taking better photos; the best of which are raised to the status of SUPER SHOTS,the works have been mounted as collections under the banner of the FOCUS FORCE FRIENDSHIP EXHIBITIONS, and sent as gifts of friendship and goodwill to the United States, Italy, Japan, China - others are still being worked on. The program enrciches the children's knowledge, and as a side benefit makes them more aware of their own surroundings,and all that is to value where they live. Then comes the delight of being achievers, and having their self esteem boosted by their successes.The term "kids with cameras" was first used by the program's forerunner; CLICKER - the "club for kids with cameras", and dates back to the mid 1980's. The name change came about as wanting to be more appropriate to the older student group that the program now works with.

3 responses »

  1. Love the cow3 picture with the inclusion of the remaining autumn leaves. Encourages a wander in the park with the cow.

  2. Very hard to choose which i like but cow1 as it reminds me on the night life on the farm….
    Awesome job…aunty neice

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