I had the pleasure of being the official photographer for the Australian Highland Cattle Society’s (AHCS) National Show, held at the National Celtic Festival in Portarlington, near Geelong in Victoria. Up to my ankles in Heilan Coo dung, it was a challenging gig. The AHCS imported Stewart Campbell, Herdsman for Cladich Fold from Oban in Scotland to judge the best of the Australian Breeds. The prize for Supreme Highland Exhibit in 2019 was taken out by Grand Champion Bull, Connor of Grianach La 8597, bred and exhibited by Graham and Robyn Day of Grianach La fold in Springton, South Australia. The sash for Grand Champion Female was awarded to Constance of Blue Rock 7612, bred and exhibited by Mark Clement and Deva Weitman of Blue Rock fold in Romsey, Victoria.
The day was a real challenge from a photography perspective. Beautiful sunshine throughout the day, however the orientation of the parade ring meant I was shooting directly into the sun. Despite the challenging conditions, there were some great images captured and hopefully another happy client.