Thursday, September 8, 2011

Putting Up Hay

Pat over at A View From The Edge started a new meme a few months ago for Things In A Row. I had told her I would join in and it has always slipped my mind to look for 'subjects.' On a recent drive Hubby and I came upon a recently mowed field of hay. From our viewpoint of the slanting land we could only see the middle third of the rows. Honestly the words 'crop circles' came into mind because you just couldn't see the whole thing and it looked rather strange not to see the whole row.


You can still see the rows in this shot even though they are the background blur. I really wanted to capture the tall grass left at the edges untouched by the farmer's blade.


The grass wasn't as defined as I wanted so I played around with adding a couple of different textures and blending modes and lighting to achieve the final result. Then I framed it and added a quote.


16 comments:

rapunzel said...

Nice crop circles. :) Thanks for stopping by my blog.

David Allen Waters said...

amazing pics. I am surrounded by farm fields, makes me happy to see these photos :)

JunieRose2005 said...

Interesting pics, Carletta!

You KNOW I love country scenes!

kaye said...

the smell of newly mown hay is one of my favorite smells in the world (accompanied by the sound of meadowlarks singing) I love how your edited picture turned out. have a lovely day.

Pat said...

These are all fascinating photos! I, too, am attracted to patterns in farmer's fields, and I especially like the mounds of hay.

Drizzle said...

I love pictures of things in the country. Great job!

-driz
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DesertHen said...

Hay drying in rows is one of my favorite things! We put up hay on 1200 acres in NV. Beautiful shots!

Gail said...

Welcome to Pat's club!

Thanks for stopping by my blog...never know what you may find.

George said...

I like the rows you found on your drive, and I look forward to seeing more in the future.

Rose said...

I can almost smell that hay!

Love the last shot and the quote.

Kim, USA said...

I love this shots just awesome!

Colorful Rows

SquirrelQueen said...

There is nothing quite like the smell of freshly mowed hay, your 'crop circles' are very cool.

We are surrounded by wheat fields but they aren't quite as pretty after the wheat has been harvested.

chubskulit said...

We have a favorite spot where we drive almost everyday just to see deer hehehe. Beautiful shots Carletta.

Beautiful critters.

Pussy Cat, have a blessed Sunday!

Gary said...

your shots are beautiful!

Cafe au lait said...

Wonderful shots.

I played too. Mine are here and here.

Stephany said...

Crop circles were the first thing that came to mind. Great shots and I love the quote.