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We plough the fields and scatter....

By NDODS    
Firstly a very huge thank you to you all for taking the time out to look at, comment and add your votes to yesterdays upload. Your comments provided me with much pleasure for which I thank you again.

A special mention goes to Phillip -H and Humblebee(Carol) for presenting me with their most welcomed and appreciated Users Awards.

Todays upload was captured just a short while ago on a rather miserable overcast day, which on reflection is a typical day on the peninsula.

I hope that you all have a great day ahead, for me it is a trip to the Turkish Barbers for a Hair Cut, Shave and Hot Towel Massage.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

Tags: Tractor Farming Agriculture Fields Ploughing Furrows Landscape and travel

Voters: wenzu78, Jellyfire, Badgerfred and 92 more

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Jellyfire 4 41 4 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 9:04AM
Really good use of perspective to draw the eye in, the line of telegraph wires add a good focal point

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canonfan 6 7 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 9:07AM
The furrows lead the eye in nicely to this well composed image Nathan
nonur Plus
7 17 11 Turkey
17 Jan 2013 9:07AM
The toning works so well with this image, Nathan. It's great! I hope the Turkish barber accomplishes a great job as well.
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 9:10AM
Bleak but absolutely first class with a great lead in using the telegraph poles and the detail in the field so obvious to the viewer, well done Nathan
Tibetan 4 3 England
17 Jan 2013 9:11AM

Quote:The furrows lead the eye in nicely to this well composed image Nathan

That's true Jim, so do the power lines, that's right Nathan pamper yourself some thing rotten lol. -7c. here I'm not budging, have a good one, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
17 Jan 2013 9:12AM
it looks so much like in the lower Charente a bit further west., very desolate on a grey day.
well composed!!
Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
17 Jan 2013 9:16AM
A great photo bringing back many good memories of my childhood on a farm Smile These days they don't plough much anymore - just scratch the surface with a sharp pen deep enough to plant the seeds . Works much better and costs much less I believe !! Hope the haircut is awesome Smile
fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
17 Jan 2013 9:22AM
Looks as if it could have been taken here in the Fens.

WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
17 Jan 2013 9:28AM
The textures look terrrific, Nathan. A very atmospheric capture reinforced by the toning.

CarolG Plus
9 196 19 Greece
17 Jan 2013 9:44AM
I've just returned from the hairdressers, Nathan, but I wasn't offered a hot towel massage SadWink Carol
....the good seed on the land (havent heard that since primary school lol)

This is a stunning picture Nathan, the telephone poles and the plough lines leading us directly to the tractor in the distance creating greater interest, the subtle tone matches the fields textures incredibly well.. love it....
morpheus1955 9 3 2 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 9:48AM
Cracking shot Nathan, it does look very bleak, have a great day

cats_123 Plus
12 4.6k 26 Northern Ireland
17 Jan 2013 9:48AM
super those telegraph poles Smile

I have my own in-house barber...I have to trust her with the electric clippers though!!!! WinkSmile
17 Jan 2013 9:55AM
The good seed on the ground...............GrinGrinGrinGrin
Fefe Plus
4 23 31 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 10:03AM
Love the tones and textures Nathan.............. Lovely shot!
the soil reminds me of chocolate ready brek..........Mmmmmmmmmmm
17 Jan 2013 10:08AM
Good use of the lines in the composition
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
17 Jan 2013 10:15AM
A quick back and sides but no sausage sandwich today, Nathan!
The overall toning here fits wit the prevailing weather conditions.........there is a bleakness to the image that fits with mid winter.
Rende Plus
9 38 4 Netherlands
17 Jan 2013 10:35AM
Excellent composition and processing Nathan.
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 10:49AM
Shows the weather well Nathan! although colder nowWink
like the sepia to this bleak shot
well captured
luckybry 6 3 Scotland
17 Jan 2013 11:10AM
nice image of a rural setting in wintertime Nathan
rontear Plus
13 8 8 England
17 Jan 2013 11:49AM
Very rural Nathan, never see this in our location. The barbers sounds good !!
17 Jan 2013 11:52AM
Wonderful image - love the lines! We see this here as we live in a village - a freezing one today!!!
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 11:58AM
Bleak and very realistic - well captured Nathan - hope you enjoy your trip out SmileSmile
andylea 8 37 1 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 12:01PM
love the comp nathan brilliant detail a belter nice one Wink
EAS 7 1 13 Scotland
17 Jan 2013 12:29PM
A bleakness that matches the state of the world at the moment! Let's hope, like this field come Springtime everything changes for the better!

Irishkate Plus
6 38 100 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 12:37PM
Love this rural scene Nathan with it's it's earthy toning.
The title takes me back to Sunday School.
mrswoolybill Plus
9 986 1501 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 12:45PM
Simple, satisfying. I like that row of pylons... (Can't remember ever typing that before!)
The toning gives an earthy, organic feel.
dudler Plus
13 464 883 England
17 Jan 2013 12:52PM
Beautifully atmospheric.

Three thoughts. First, a little more contrast, while not true to the traditional "grey day" might make for even more impact.

I can see the join where you have burned in the sky... I know this is a bugger of a problem in the darkroom, and had sort of suspected that it's easier in PS (if you know what you're doing, as you do). Maybe a line of darkness along the top of the land woudl be less obvious than a line of light at the bottom of the sky...

Most serious - the title grates. While it's a literally accurate description, the mood of the hymn is far more scudding clouds, bright sun, birds wheeling in the sky behind the tractor. It is not, in any way, a grey or bleak song!

But if carping over the title is the most serious thing, it's clearly a fine picture! Click!
SlowSong Plus
8 6.4k 29 England
17 Jan 2013 12:57PM
Timeless. Smile
Re Dudler's comment above. Quite often in real life you'll see a brighter line where the sky meets the lands on the horizon. If the mist is hanging low it will be denser low down so will be brighter. I don't find it unnatural at all.
danbrann Plus
12 628 17
17 Jan 2013 1:32PM
A good sound landscape Nathan telling us a lot about the area and agriculture.
17 Jan 2013 1:47PM
Love it
rayme330 4 17 1 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 1:58PM
Love the textures and tone of this one, Nathan.

taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
17 Jan 2013 2:38PM
A great composition with all the lines heading to a spot out there on the horizon--- all suggesting that there is a future somewhere out there with some birghtness--
This should grow into a crop beautifully!
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
17 Jan 2013 2:51PM
Lilke the processing here Nathan.
Good work.
And enjoy your little trip out.
(It is only now I realise not to take these liitle trips for granted and to enjoy them while you can !!)
Meheecho 3 275 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 2:51PM
A great composition with some lovely textures and tones
17 Jan 2013 3:04PM
Lovely texture and perspective. The toning makes the image more powerful
xwang 7 55 8
17 Jan 2013 3:56PM
Beautiful indeed.. very classic.
Thank you for the comment on the Retford town hall.. Are you interested in UFO? Have another click...Smile
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
17 Jan 2013 4:10PM
Great viewpoint and perspective, Nathan, a good job done here on the drab weather Smile
Hope you enjoy being pampered...Wink
Trev Smile
17 Jan 2013 4:25PM
Great composition using the line of telegraph pole wires and furrows pulling you into the picture, nice one Nathan.

1881 4 India
17 Jan 2013 4:35PM
Great perspective, superb.

Regards- SANJEEV -
SUE118 Plus
8 8 1 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 4:49PM
The Turkish Barbers sounds heavenly hope you enjoy it. I love the tone to your image today it's lovely. Take care in this cold.
achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
17 Jan 2013 5:15PM
Nothing wrong with this Nathan, excellent composition and excellent exposure and lead in lines, nice one mate!


first class image well taken.

bobsblues 6 10 2 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 6:40PM
Superb Nathan what more can I say mate .SmileSmile
widtink 4 406 2 Scotland
17 Jan 2013 6:40PM
Love this Nathan the furrowa and the power lines seem to work together my man in perfect harmonyWink

gajewski Plus
12 10 9 United States
17 Jan 2013 6:49PM
A nice low POV and the mono conversion is perfect for this image.
Mrsbass 3 2 1 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 7:23PM
Lovely image - great textures
User_Removed 6 48 1 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 7:33PM
Nice image Nathan, great comp' and DOF, there is a lot of fields that have not and will not get ploughed for a long time because of the flooding, and food price's are going up because of it.
Regards, Alf.
Nicely seen Nathan not a good day but we are getting used to it when that sun comes out we will be lost now this I could do with ..........the Turkish Barbers for a Hair Cut, Shave and Hot Towel Massage.
sounds great fancy some company. we could shoot the s

ali63 Plus
4 756 1 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 7:48PM
This is a fine image Nathan,
Ali SmileSmileSmile
The low point of view and the toning make a great image Nathan!

Charlie x
18 Jan 2013 12:36AM
A very powerful image, Nathan! Like it a lot!Smile
pdcche 6 4 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2013 8:15AM
Near enough straight furrows there Nathan, takes me back to my days of farming, looks like a John Deere tractor over yonder, Peter..
18 Jan 2013 1:04PM
The bleakness adds a certain charm to the capture Nathan good one

ChiliMan 10 135 17 Singapore
18 Jan 2013 4:30PM
Great vast landscape shot, Nathan. I love those lines AND those power lines going off into the distance. The toning suits this so well too Smile

mugshotmyk 5 3 9 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2013 6:34PM
How unsurprising this image picked up a whole bucketfull of votes and comments. Its simplicity and directness are very powerful.
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
18 Jan 2013 11:59PM
An excellent agricultural landscape which conveys the season of winter so well. Really stark, bare and atmospheric
26 Jan 2013 5:28PM
Very nice texture in the field.
10 Feb 2013 9:36AM
Simple but still a great shot

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