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    Farming days gone by...

    Took my new lens for a drive this morning. Please tell me what you think.
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    Re: Farming days gone by...

    First off I like the subject

    No from the top

    I like the depth you have in this photo and the only niggly bit for me is the strip of brown at the base of the tree leading to the edge of the photo. Perhaps if you could have dropped the camera it may have been disguised.

    Next photo - the plants in the foreground I find very distracting as they take away from the equipment , Perhaps if you could have taken the photo from the other side it would have been better. I do like the fact that the snow is pristene.

    Next Photo - I like the subject of the twigs with the snow resting on top - however I would have prefered the twigs/straw to the left to be sharp.

    Last - just crop the grass in the foreground out of the picture and it would have been nicer to have better separation from the background. The cart seems to belnd into the trees perhaps a different camera angle or more DOF.
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    Re: Farming days gone by...

    Again perfect snow because you see so many snow shots not looking right. Great colours again against the snow. Having said that I do agree with readingr's general comments.
    By the way did you get around to purchasing your tripod and head for yor 300D. If I can remember properly we spoke on another forum.
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    Re: Farming days gone by...

    I'm in agreement with Roger. I like the subject. I like the last shot most of all.
    I can live with the background. I do agree with cropping out the grass in the foregound.
    And I am bugged just a little with the little green marker/sign under the back of the wagon.
    But, I realize if you go to move it, you then have a path in the snow. Oh, well.

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    Re: Farming days gone by...

    Roger,
    Thanks for the comments and suggestions! I think the brown strip you are refering to in the first pic is the road. I will reshoot this again sometime from a dif. angle to see if I can get that out of there. I totaly agree with the distracting plants and fence in the second shot. I was going to walk around to the other side since this was right next to a driveway and I wouldn't have had to cross the fence, but there is a NO Trespassing sign on the fence, so I didn't. Maybe I will go back tomorrow if I feel a little braver. In the last image, I burned in the grass in the foreground to help break it up a bit. Cropping it out like you suggest would do the trick too!

    Tom,
    Thanks for the comments. I got lucky with the snow, thanks to a little help from a levels adjustment. I haven't pulled the trigger on the tripod yet. That won't be for quite a while. I like doing my research and figuring out what I want so when the time comes to make the purchase, there is not thinking about it, I just do it.

    Thanks again everyone!
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    Re: Farming days gone by...

    Quote Originally Posted by ShotsbyScott
    I'm in agreement with Roger. I like the subject. I like the last shot most of all.
    I can live with the background. I do agree with cropping out the grass in the foregound.
    And I am bugged just a little with the little green marker/sign under the back of the wagon.
    But, I realize if you go to move it, you then have a path in the snow. Oh, well.

    Scott

    Thanks Scott, I hate that sign too, but what can ya do... looks like it might be a memorial marker of some kind and I don't think the owners would apprciate me taking it down... oh well...
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    Re: Farming days gone by...

    Here is another shot of the first image without the road...
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    Re: Farming days gone by...

    Here is another shot of the old barbed wire fence, without the blury stick in the FG.
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    Re: Farming days gone by...

    For the machine I like the tight crop except for the twigs on the left - Aaaargh! Sorry to be a pain but I prefer the first composition of this photo as it places the device in farmland - you can see the fields in the distance.

    As for the fence - I love it - sorted
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