Had a visit to a local dairy with some friends on a photo walk – we unfortunately had a huge storm roll through which meant we were largely confined to the dairy but the rain was greatly appreciated by the local farmers.

Mind if I lick your lens?

Mind if I lick your lens?

It is quite amazing to see the amount of automation involved – some very high tech. I wanted to try to capture some of the story of what is involved in the milking process.  These black and whites are the result…

Extracting the milk

Extracting the milk

It's not all serious stuff

It’s not all serious stuff

"Look - no hands!!"

“Look – no hands!!”

A quick spritz of Iodine

A quick spritz of Iodine

...and then there's the cleanup

…and then there’s the cleanup

One final shot – these cows were pretty unflappable and very curious about what the flashing lights and clicking noises were all about. Here is a shot of some of the girls waiting to get milked

patiently waiting their turn

patiently waiting their turn

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