Field Lines: Snowy Contrast (Original Photography)

in #photography4 years ago


The first snow accumulation fell last week. I wanted to get photos of the falling flakes, with the sun managing to penetrate the cloud cover to provide a soft, warm glow. Now that I am working, though, leaving mid-day to take photos isn't as easy. This weekend, however, I seized the opportunity to take a few more photos of the agricultural countryside.

Tree-riffic Countours

We ended up with about three inches of snow on Wednesday, which was just about perfect. Plowing equipment leaves the ground sculpted and the snow adds a lot of contrast.

Straight Lines Weren't His Thing

A good telephoto lens can compress the depth of a photo. Even with a modest 200mm, the path of this tractor looks much more vertical than it really is. The slight curve of the tractor's path is also exaggerated a little. Most modern farmers use GPS unites and powerful software to lay their fields out perfectly straight. This is a small opperation, though. The farmer may not have the latest and greatest technology. Rolling hills and the curving road don't help with straight lines, either.

Last Week's Survivor

Those of you who saw my previous post may remember a photo of two tractors facing off, as if in a confrontation. One of the tractors has been moved, but the old White tractor is still there.

Got Curves?

Here's a good example of how the snow adds a crazy amount of contrast to the scene. Now, if only that power line hadn't been at the crest of the hill. I could remove it in Photoshop, but it would require more time and effort than I want to put into that particular shot.


Anhydrous Ammonia is used as a fertilizer in agriculture. It also has the distinct smell of urine, especially when the temperatures and humidity climb a little. The tank was in a nice spot for a one-point-perspective photo, though. THis one is at 200mm, with the aperture wide open (f/2.8), to create that really narrow focus (depth of field). I processed it a little darker and with a heavy vignette.

Tomorrow is the start of the work week. I can flex my hours, though, and am hoping to give myself more time to take photos on Fridays by working a little more earlier in the week. We'll see how that goes.

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Howdy sir fotosdenada! More wonderful ag photos! I love these. How is the job?

Thanks! The job is fine, so far. Hopefully, I'll be able to start doing something useful soon.

You mean you're still just in the learning phase?

Yeah, it's a pretty complex position. Interesting, though, and I'll definitely get to use my Spanish from time to time.

Oh that sounds wonderful sir fotosdenada! I hope it is a very interesting job.

Great photos and presentation as usual!

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I hate when a job interferes with photo taking time! I'm glad you got an opportunity to go out to take these! They are excellent.

Thanks! I'll be in work for the transit of Mercury across the sun tomorrow, too... lol. You need special equipment to photograph that without destroying your equipment anyway, and it's supposed to be cloudy.

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