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Cattle market in Athenry, Galway
Lens: Tamron 17-50 f2.8 Camera: K5-ii Photo Location: Galway, Ireland ISO: 800 Shutter Speed: 1/160s Aperture: F5 
Posted By: dinneenp, 08-21-2015, 03:15 AM

An artist and neighbour of mine, Kathy Ross has some of her work in a very unique exhibition by Athenry M Artists Group-local artists work features Athenry Mart (the cattle, people and the mart building itself) and is on display in one of the mart rings. It's the perfect environment to house the exhibition as the mart is an integral part of Athenry town and visitors can associate to the art more as there's cattle, farmers around them and they are in the buildings featured in the art.

I visited the exhibition recently and experienced my first cattle mart as well. What can I say about it? It's an experience & a man's world; the musical, almost singing voice of the auctioneer, the farmers, cattle and surprisingly quick sales.

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08-21-2015, 04:17 AM   #2
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Good photos and subject. A lot of local characters in the crowd, I would imagine.
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Great series--the close-up "portraits" are really nicely done. (FWIW, here in the American South we call those "sale barns"--almost the same layout, not to mention clientele...although semi-domesticated beef cattle might make ours a bit more dramatic at times.)
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Nice shots of the sale. Only difference here would be cowboy hats, boots, and Wrangler jeans.

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A nice serie of shot from the cattle market! Well done!
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Fascinating portraits here. I was struck by the average age of the bidders. Doesn't look like too many young people are going into the cattle raising industry!
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thanks for the comments.

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