The thought of something is sometimes far stronger than the sight of it. Some animal shots I took were made with that idea in mind. The darkness of these shots, for me, are mesmerising.
I focused on the highlights with the highland cow. By choosing to temper the highlights, the shot became darker. But I really liked the portrait this way.
And then some time ago I saw this amazing shot of a blackbird. I've been trying to copy it. This is the result. Darkness leaves room for imagination. The shot was not my idea, but I did make this imitation.