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snaarman 8th March 2010 07:18 PM

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...

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/6...8093300103.jpg

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.

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/6...8132500106.jpg

Finally: Lunchbox for horses :)

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/6...8132900109.jpg

Pete

Barr1e 8th March 2010 08:18 PM

Re: Snaar snaps: Village in Spring
 
Nice too see you in the groove again Pete. :)

#1 for me.

Regards. Barr1e

snaarman 10th March 2010 07:30 PM

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?

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/6...0125700103.jpg

(edit: Fence wire removed, Horse rotated)

or..

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/6...0125800104.jpg

or....

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/6...0125900105.jpg

Pete

The Technician 10th March 2010 07:52 PM

Re: Snaar snaps: Village in Spring
 
I like number 3 the tractor looks so dinky :)

Rod Souter 10th March 2010 08:46 PM

Re: Snaar snaps: Village in Spring
 
I like the juxtaposition of "old" and "new" in number 1.

Rod

wanderer 10th March 2010 10:21 PM

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.

snaarman 10th March 2010 10:44 PM

Re: Snaar snaps: Village in Spring
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by wanderer (Post 67623)
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

snaarman 11th March 2010 07:13 PM

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...

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/614/62118260A.jpg

Pete

Rod Souter 11th March 2010 10:54 PM

Re: Snaar snaps: Village in Spring
 
Perhaps it contains Schrödinger's cat:D

Rod

snaarman 11th March 2010 11:02 PM

Re: Snaar snaps: Village in Spring
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Rod Souter (Post 67757)
Perhaps it contains Schrödinger's cat:D

Rod


Mmm. You are probably right :) Will it be there if we unlock the door?

PeterBirder 11th March 2010 11:28 PM

Re: Snaar snaps: Village in Spring
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by snaarman (Post 67758)
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.:eek:

snaarman 12th March 2010 08:29 AM

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..

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/6...1093900104.jpg

Pete

snaarman 15th March 2010 11:18 AM

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

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/6...0130400106.jpg

Pete

snaarman 15th March 2010 06:03 PM

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..

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/6...5134400102.jpg

Aaah. The Fergie 35. A thing of beauty IMHO

Pete

snaarman 16th March 2010 06:28 PM

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 :eek:

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

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/6...6131200102.jpg

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

Respec' *chr

Pete


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