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Half Cut

Sometimes rain stops play. Right now fields are being cleared at an enormous rate. Agricultural contractors are everywhere with their huge machines.

However Mother Nature sometimes decides to stop procedings with a couple of days of heavy rain, and that's what left this field half cut.



I have been keeping my eye on it each morning waiting to see if I could catch it with the right lighting.
Patience. Plan your pictures

I couldn't waste the good lighting, so I did this pano further up the valley...



That was a two shot pano, camera in landscape, I did a three shot pano in portrait as well.
It appears on today's blog http://snaarman.blogspot.com/2011/08/half-cut.html

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Re: Half Cut

I really like the pano shot I think it looks a lot better on your blog On the first one though, I'd have cropped out the foreground and have the semi circles right on the bottom of the frame Nice job, thanks for sharing
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Re: Half Cut

Great shots. Like the curves and lines on the second one!

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Re: Half Cut

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I really like the pano shot I think it looks a lot better on your blog On the first one though, I'd have cropped out the foreground and have the semi circles right on the bottom of the frame Nice job, thanks for sharing
Thanks for that, most kind :-)

Yes, you are probably right about the crop, the foreground doesn't add much to the picture... Maybe I will speak to the contractors, get them to harvest in a more artistic manner


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Re: Half Cut

I like the pano posted here the best, although I'd perhaps crop a bit off the bottom. In the pano on your blog I find the lane on the right leads my eye right out of the picture before I have the chance to look at it properly.

It's surprising how elusive those harvesters are, I've spent ages looking for them but found very few, yet the fields seem to be getting cut at a rapid rate - it's quite a mystery. I see from your blog that you caught one, they seem to have a much wider header down your way than they do where I live.
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Re: Half Cut

Aha! Out for a sunny walk during lunch break I heard the continuous low moan of a big harvester, so I headed across the village until I had located it.

At last I have myself a half decent combine picture



What monsters they are...

Now I want the standard "plough and seagulls" picture
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