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Snaar snaps: Village in Spring

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  • Snaar snaps: Village in Spring

    Aaah. Spring at last.

    Here is a rather artistic effort by Seth the Ploughman. He has just made his way round the corner with Dobbin the old Shire.
    One of those views that requires you park the car now and get out the camera...



    The farm bonfire. Not as spectacular as the charcoal burners in the wood shot I took 12 years ago, but there is something about smoke contre-jour that has always captured me.



    Finally: Lunchbox for horses



    Pete
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    Re: Snaar snaps: Village in Spring

    Nice too see you in the groove again Pete.

    #1 for me.

    Regards. Barr1e
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    • #3
      Re: Snaar snaps: Village in Spring

      Here is a poser for you: Here are three pictures down the bottom of the farm. I spotted this field in preparation across the valley. (This is well into private land, but I spoke to our landlord and he has ok'd my small excursions...)

      Apologies, the pictures are all rather similar.

      Here we have the new farming. Bigger tractors, bigger implements and bigger fields than I remember in my youth.

      Which picture is best?



      (edit: Fence wire removed, Horse rotated)

      or..



      or....



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      Last edited by snaarman; 11th March 2010, 07:44 AM.
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      • #4
        Re: Snaar snaps: Village in Spring

        I like number 3 the tractor looks so dinky
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        Michael

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        • #5
          Re: Snaar snaps: Village in Spring

          I like the juxtaposition of "old" and "new" in number 1.

          Rod

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          • #6
            Re: Snaar snaps: Village in Spring

            Hi

            No. 1 is too busy and my eye bounces back and forwards between the horse and tractor occasionally deviating to the trees. The fences also stop you 'getting into' the picture.
            No. 2 is OK and would probably make a good picture for Farmer's Weekly. (If it did and earned money, fine.)
            No. 3 I like. The curving lines of the turned soil give it more movement. I might drop the fence.
            Hope I'm not being too critical.
            Duncan

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            • #7
              Re: Snaar snaps: Village in Spring

              Originally posted by wanderer View Post
              Hi

              No. 1 is too busy and my eye bounces back and forwards between the horse and tractor occasionally deviating to the trees. The fences also stop you 'getting into' the picture.
              No. 2 is OK and would probably make a good picture for Farmer's Weekly. (If it did and earned money, fine.)
              No. 3 I like. The curving lines of the turned soil give it more movement. I might drop the fence.
              Hope I'm not being too critical.
              Thanks for the comments folks.. Critical is always good :-) This was one of those grab it as best you can situations. The tractor set off soon after I arrived and I didn't have time to wait for it to do a full circuit of a giant field. I wanted to get the old-versus-new thing going with the first picture but these new electric tape fences are all over the place..

              edit: I did some outrageous cloning on the first image, reversed the horse and removed the electric fence to give it a more open look. Aaah, Photoshop :-)

              I quite agree about the contours - modern agriculture draws parallel lines all over the place and these can be very graphic when showing off the contours of the land. I think I prefer the 3rd shot myself, and I do wonder about the foreground fence.

              All the above with the humble 40-150 kit lens, which is not bad at all in my opinion..

              Pete
              Last edited by snaarman; 11th March 2010, 07:46 AM.
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              • #8
                Re: Snaar snaps: Village in Spring

                Here is the Old Locked Shed. Right next to the playing field.

                Who knows what is inside? Maybe the old mower? Last year's cricket team? Fairly soon it will have vanished under the rampaging ivy and will fade into a legend...



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                  • #10
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                    Mmm. You are probably right Will it be there if we unlock the door?
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                    • #11
                      Re: Snaar snaps: Village in Spring

                      Originally posted by snaarman View Post
                      Mmm. You are probably right Will it be there if we unlock the door?
                      And will it be dead or alive?

                      Perhaps you should check up on last years cricket team. I'm getting worried now.
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                      • #12
                        Re: Snaar snaps: Village in Spring

                        Quite suddenly last month a quarter of a mile of overgrown narrow lane became open and light. The road is now edged with these nice angular shapes. One hopes that nature will set to and start to restore the hedges this summer..



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                        • #13
                          Re: Snaar snaps: Village in Spring

                          The view from the west:

                          Behind the church on a private track (permission obtained) I found a reverse angle from amongst the horse paddocks



                          Pete
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                          • #14
                            Re: Snaar snaps: Village in Spring

                            This splendid old warrior, patched and battered, is coming up for fifty years on the land, and still going strong..



                            Aaah. The Fergie 35. A thing of beauty IMHO

                            Pete
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                            • #15
                              Re: Snaar snaps: Village in Spring

                              Does anyone remember these?

                              Mad bad and dangerous to own, the excellent Allen Scythe. We had one at school. How many near misses were there in the long grass I wonder. Apparently the clutch lever only stops the wheels, the cutter bar always runs if the Villiers engine is running

                              They came in this sort of shape from the mid 50's to 1973.



                              This one doesn't look like its given up the fight just yet...

                              Respec'

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