Sheep are curious creatures. Walking past a field of sheep, they will line up along the fence and stare. Approach them and they will stay put, until you breach their comfort zone and then they will beat a hasty retreat.
This image was taken two minutes before Long Shadows and seven minutes before The Avenue. It was a very worthwhile walk. The sheep (plural) were back-lit, their woolly coats shining white. The sun, low in the sky, had lost much of its intensity and so processing was straightforward. The shadow areas have rendered very well without the highlights getting ‘blown’.
The final nice touch is the pink flush of light shining through the skin of the sheep’s ears. Absolutely no thoughts of converting this to B&W – those small flecks of pink are the icing on the cake. Icing is good!