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Furrowed Brow

By chesh  
This was OK as a colour original but I think I prefer it in balck and white. Taken at a place called Flaxley, down the road from where I live.

Thanks for taking time to look at it.


Tags: Patterns Bw Agriculture Landscape and travel

Voters: MDaniel, GlynB, KathyR and 12 more

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TinHob 16 1 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2006 10:10AM
I really like this. I love the furrows going in two directions, the shadows on the distant ones, the perfectly exposed sky, and the central tree really works.
buchananbchb 18 374 1 England
11 Dec 2006 10:11AM
Great B&W, the contrast in the shadows is lovely.
The_Collector 16 4 1 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2006 10:12AM
Conflicting lines work well, nice in B&W too.
proberts 18 218 4 Wales
11 Dec 2006 10:37AM
Good shot,fabulous lines and patterns in this.
GlynB 16 29
11 Dec 2006 12:20PM
Could be a case for having the tree less central, but it's very good all the same
ripleysalien 16 1.2k 11 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2006 12:38PM
I think the tree is in the right place to one side or the other would upset the balance. Well seen and taken, also great in B/W
chesh 18 45 United Kingdom
12 Dec 2006 5:43PM
Thank you very much for taking the time to look and comment.
Glyn, I tried a different crop after reading your post. I didn't come up with anything that worked for me. I think it's as much to do with the dip in the field at the horizon as anything. It's good that we all interpret a scene in a slightly different way though - keeps us individuals.

All the best,
GlynB 16 29
13 Dec 2006 3:14PM
Yes, Dave, we're all individuals! ;o) And if everyone listened to me, everyone's pictures would look exactly the same!
I guess the problem I didn't foresee with cropping this is that you'd end up with a quite 'tall' aspect ratio and it probably looks a bit odd. I just felt that with the diagonals as they were, having the tree left of centre may help the balance a bit (I'm trying hard not to say "rule of 3rds" oh bugger I've done it now!) but I can see what you mean about the dip. I suppose if it's nearby you could revisit if it's still ploughed?
chesh 18 45 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2006 4:13PM
Hi Glyn,
Yep, s'just down the road and there's bound to be another picture there. It's usually ploughed in late September. It's not on a road that I travel regularly and I don't know what it looks like at this time of year - yet.
redstag 17 100 15 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2006 1:43PM
Superb BW conversion well taken.

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