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Making Hay

Making Hay
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Copyright: james byrne (jimmybb) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 336 W: 0 N: 168] (3692)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-09
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon D-70s, TAMRON 10-24
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-07-27 5:07
Viewed: 1754
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
shot last year in county cavan
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Hi James...excellent shot...the tones and the perspective are perfectly done.Great colors...all around excellent work.


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  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2010-07-27 5:56]

Hi James...
Beautiful shot with so nice details...
Beautiful colors, composition...

Beauyiful landscape Jimmy! Nice lines of perspective, a glowering sky and deep DOF.

I'd like to see the whole hay bale in the FG - it looks a little cut off!!! Other than that - a cracking shot!


Hi James,

I have always wanted to photograph a scene just like this. I love the pastoral feel to it. The blonde bales of hay are well defined, the menacing clouds add interst, and kudos to your adequate tech settings. I bet this would also look good in a vertical format especially if the front bale is captured in its entirety. Best regards


  • Teresat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3410 W: 96 N: 3821] (15934)
  • [2010-07-27 8:30]

boa tarde james
very well composed with fantastic colors and mood in the ground and the same in skt, sky and earth seem to be " talking": light and golden and the other strong and dark.
good photo.
um abraço

Hi James,
All I can write is that I agree 100% with David. The photo certainly has some wonderful elements and features but that front bale needed to have some space infront of it. The whole mood is perfectly captured. Did you by any change take a vertical composition as well. I think that would work good as well.

Hello James, it is the light in your shot which is particularly good,and the feeling that there is a storm brewing!
The colours are quite natural.
I have to agree with the other comments that the whole of the fg bale with space between you and the bale would have made the shot even better than it is.
Tfs, regards Jean.

This picture looks creepy with the sky as it is. A very interesting picture. I have many fields near my home that appear this same way. A beautiful site though and a great shot. Thanks!

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 736 W: 13 N: 634] (21244)
  • [2010-07-27 9:51]

Very nice shot with warm colours, well composed, great depth

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  • Obelix (602)
  • [2010-07-27 11:22]

I love it! Love the sky and PO!



Hi James
Beautiful Color Scheme, Suitable combination, Good work, Excellent shot.
Thanks for share

Great shot.Beautiful colors and details.

James i must have missed when you uploaded this it is a excellent image the lighting is superbly they captured grt shot
tfs regards bryan

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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 0 N: 886] (8448)
  • [2010-07-28 10:25]

Hello james,

Excellent composition, great perpsective and the perfect ones of colors.
The framing is excellent, great sharpness in the foreground.
Best regards.

i love it, the yellow saturated farming, the background green woods and the busy sky in a horizontal framed composition enriched by the straw cylinders.

miss the camera settings.

Galder Jon

Hello James,
Excellente composition. Les couleurs sont magnifiques. J'aime beaucoup les nuages menaçants qui s'ouvrent sur un beau jaune qui se marie à ces balles de foin.
Bien vu.
Merci et bonne journée.

Hi james, this is a superb shot, love the colours and the enormous depth of field, I didnt know they had fields this big in Cavan!(I'm a Leitrim man, and we certainly have much smaller fields!).

Hey Jimmy

Like the abstract feel here in this image. awesome pov. well done


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