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I live in a camper van with a couple of West Highland Terriers for company.
My passion is photography but it is a work in progress.
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Friday, 14 September 2012

BALES. (14/09/12)

It’s a very windy day. It’s only raining now and again. I was out early and should have stopped out.

‘The Royals’ have had a bad day and so have I. I have had to switch the radio off. The Duchess of Cambridge upset by the pictures of her brother-in-law sans his clothes has got in on the act. At first I thought Wowee! Then I heard from her husband that it was grotesque. Not a very nice thing to say about his wife’. I suspect they are going to need help if the Windsor line is going to continue.

Enough……….. here are todays bales.

P9143897_898_899_900_901_tonemapped2_edited-1   Bales and Hogweed.

P9143887_88_89_90_91_tonemapped_edited-1                Bales and Tree.

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P9143892_3_4_5_6_tonemapped_edited-1 Just Bales.

Have a great weekend…….Have fun but try and keep your clothes on.

47 comments:

  1. Hi Adrian! Yes it's nice to see you again and your fotos! Well these are stunning, really I love this landscape
    I will looking at you older post too that I lost during this time :-)

    thanks for sharing

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  2. very nice pictures ... here in Sweden is blowing and raining .. a typical autumn day ... wish you a great weekend

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  3. I love that sky full of menace in the first image....

    -Trevor

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    1. Interesting skies at the moment Trevor.

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  4. Hi Adrian...Awesome shots...I love the field of rolled bales especially the third ...the black and white gives it a real dramatic look!!
    Have a good one...and stay out of the press while your at it!!
    Grace

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    1. Grace I don't think the press would be interested in me.

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  5. I love hay bales on any continent.

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    1. I just wish the farmers would organise them better.

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  6. Hey Adrian, I've been a long time admirer of your work, I've just linked you from my Blog as i want more people to see what you do. Keep it up dude.

    http://intothewild-karl.blogspot.co.uk/

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  7. Hey Adrian, what a load of bales! Great idea to black and white them - so effective.

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    1. Cheers John. I like B&W. sometimes it works.

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  8. Black and white settings for the bails, and, poor old Catherine, should keep the curtain closed.

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    1. Bob, what's with this poor and old?

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  9. Very dramatic effect, i really like black and white, it is just so right!

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  10. Had a good laugh at your opening comments about the Royals (wouldn't mind seeing her topless, even if her husband doesn't!). The black and white treatment really suits the bales. Lovely landscape photography.

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    1. Makes me wonder what they have for brains. Lucky it wasn't a rifle.

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  11. At least he didn't bale on her...

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  12. Okay....Bales and Tree. That's one excellent shot. You did amazing work there. Nice balance and scheme choice. Thanks for sharing these.

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    1. Chris i had to remove one bale so added a bit of grain.

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  13. For just bales you've made some very interesting images.

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  14. I do like #3 with the long shadow and brooding sky. There is still a place for b/w (grey scale) photography. For me the central subject in #1 tends to stop the eyes from taking in the rest of the scene whereas the shadow on #3 helps to draw the eyes across the scene. That is a superb composition IMHO.

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    1. I agree John. it looked better through the view finder.

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  15. Wonderful images, Adrian.. Great depth and clarity, super in b&w.
    (Great minds think alike!)

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    1. Thanks Laura. hard work walking on stubble.

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  16. Wow -- love the drama in these shots!

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    1. Thanks....It's been a good week for light.

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  17. Love the third shot under threatening skies. Who would have thought common old hay bales would look so good?

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  18. Love those baleful bails in B and W. Great series.

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  19. Beautiful pictures. They are like charcoal drawings. Have a happy week Adrian.

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  20. I like your haybales in black and white. Very dramatic.

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    1. They did work out better than usual.

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  21. It's the third one for me although the composition in the second is outstanding. A tidy farmer may have alternatively given you a boring image. Hope you kept warm over the weekend !!

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  22. These are great! I think the b+w is perfect for these.

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  23. You've reminded me what I loved about black and white photography.

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    1. I have a trial RAW converter. It will remain a trial version at £275.0p it's pushing things a bit. Capture One it's called and is better than Lightroom or Elements.

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