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Hillside Farming

Hillside Farming
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Copyright: Pablo Minto (pablominto) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4938 W: 483 N: 5832] (27208)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09-16
Categories: Daily Life, Nature
Camera: Nikon D50, HOYA 52 mm PL-CIR
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/80 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): 150 points or more!!!, Agriculture around the world [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-01-05 5:36
Viewed: 2623
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 190
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is an image from my files if someone thought otherwise! An experiment with the effect of haze in back/sidelight…

For the time being the light is so low outdoor photography isn’t very rewarding. I have included a workshop image for your information, this is sunset and the exif will tell this was shot at 2:23 PM December 29!

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i love the light here.
nice addition, the truck :))
happy new year, Pablo!

hello Pablo! great mountains capture!wonderful view! TFS
Regards Aga:)

Lovely image, nice colour, lighting and DOF.
The shades of green are beautiful.
I like the tractor and the strem in the background. Well Done. TFS.

hi Pablo,
the hills in the distance add very good depth.

Best regards,

Hi Pablo!
Very nice view,with a beautiful air perspective.Nice shot,I like it.

Hello my friend Pablo,

Beautiful rural landscape, I like this a lot, full of earth, bush, the whole nature in his turn, far away from urban centers.
Beautiful visual, I liked to see and to remind from my trips to the center of the state of São Paulo.


Hi Pablo!
Very nice view,with beautiful perspective and lovely colors.So far from our cold days...

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  • fff Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 600 W: 0 N: 40] (2738)
  • [2007-01-05 9:21]

Hi Pablo firat it is nice shot i like it in the pront and the position of the tractor second it is remind my what a giant ones i saw in the countryside they do everything better than trailer bye and good harvest

Hi Pablo,
Very good perspective with clarity, lovely colour and details!
Even in haze, but the foreground sharpness with the details in the tractor makes it so outstanding

The valley is of a great POV! The tractor give interest! I enjoy where it's placed in face of the darker mountain it have better contrast!

Hello Pablo,

Excllent work, great colors Bg POV DOF perfect details very crisp, nicly composed and capture photo I really like this POV alot and the framing, Nice work as always

TFS Kyle

A wonderful shot. I like th ecolors and the sharpnes.. TFS

Hi Pablo,

A different twist to a lovely landscape, including in your composition the tractor. The very unique lighting you encountered, has been recorded accurately and the resulting image is very good.

Hi Pablo,
The mountain layers are beautiful, and of course the tractor is appropriately placed on the field. As always, a hih quality image. Have a good w/e. Regards. Danilo

Hello Pablo,
Nice shot my friend.
I like your colors,pov,dof,frame,bg view,focus and sharpness.TFS
I wish you The Best for 2007.

Hi Pablo,
Great work on the fading hills in the distance. You captured the light in the haze perfectly. This looks like a beautiful lush valley. I like the position of the tractor in the FG.

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2007-01-05 13:00]

Hi Pablo,
Your files contain true treasures! What beautiful light on this landscape. Your composition with the tractor in foreground and the river like a snake through the valley is excellent. If one day, you come in Gaspésie, I will show you a landscape which is very resembling to it! Very well done! Annie

Hello Pablo.
Excellent 'Norske' Landscape.
After each mountain another view.
Cheers, Jan

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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2007-01-05 13:48]

A mechanised horse is working in the farm lands......

Variation of light is beautifully captured in this spectacular image. Capture of z-axes is smartly presented by amount of haze on ridge after another. An exciting point of view is increasing the charm of vision. Nice take of a dim light day, well done.

Thanks for sharing a nice view.

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  • c_rapp Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 933 W: 14 N: 1331] (7535)
  • [2007-01-05 14:29]

I like the mood and light! You have captured a great pic here your pov and the dof are perfect. TFS

Hi Pablo, wonderful peacefull landscape , splendid colors, beautiful compossition, I like also the ws, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • salmi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 752 W: 5 N: 428] (4755)
  • [2007-01-05 15:24]

I like the colors and the light. The POV is great, and the truck make this picture so real...love it!

Hi Pablo,

A lovely landscape photo!! Indeed the sidelight makes the colours look richer and contrast nicely with the haze background!
Good idea to include the trackter, as it compliments the photo well!
Thanks for the WS photo!! I really like it and I wish I could experience sunset at 2:30PM...

Well done

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  • Alba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 537 W: 0 N: 206] (2760)
  • [2007-01-05 17:15]

Hi Pablo,
Very beautiful landscape, underlined by the red spot of the machine and the view on the blue river.

Bonsoir Pablo,
Very Nice Picture and view of the montains, beautiful landscape and colors..bien vu

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  • gnc Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 730 W: 10 N: 104] (1449)
  • [2007-01-05 22:40]

Very pleasant and soft, bucolic panoramic composition. The tractor adds a technological element to your nature shot. well done.


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  • Mitra Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1153 W: 70 N: 1116] (16)
  • [2007-01-05 23:43]

Great mountain shot with nice colors & lighting. Happy New year.

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2007-01-05 23:58]

Hi Pablo,
Lovely scene. The tractor adds an interesting distraction to the picture.

Hi Pablo,

Very calm and nice. Like the haze and the landscapes. TFS.


Hello Pablo. Winters days are short but can sometimes be rewarding. The sun being low in the sky has created depth to this shot. We like it!

Regards Phil.

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  • lucbus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1809 W: 92 N: 1864] (10358)
  • [2007-01-06 6:10]

Hi Pablo,
This is a very nice rural scene with the tractor in the perfect spot contrsting on the green field with these superb mountains in the background.

Hi Pablo, best wishes my friend.
The tractor gives this image a good focal point, context and proportion, well done, thanx, M, (*_*)

hello pablo!
very beautiful landscape with this red tractor. excellent composition and beautiful colors.


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  • dada Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 896 W: 46 N: 382] (6560)
  • [2007-01-06 11:28]

Hi Pablo!

wonderful green:) a beautiful compo with crisp details and pleasant colours!


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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2007-01-06 11:29]

Hazy, heavy air: One can almost feel a completely unseasonable humid heat here.
I love the many layers of landscape that you have captured here, though
And the tractor in the foreground tells a story, suggests that it has been hard work taming this valley.

Reminds me of the old days in the Austrian Mountains, Pablo. Nice atmosphere in this view.
For the low light: we do have similar conditions here, and I lived in Sweden for a while, so I know what you are talking about. But it can be challenging. Sundown at 3:30 pm etc...

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 252 W: 0 N: 99] (535)
  • [2007-01-07 2:16]

Hi Pablo,

Norway is a very beautiful country, mountains but also splendid hills with green vegetation, wonderful valley and rivers between the mountains, I can enjoy it this wonderful environment. Tfs.


Hi my friend Pablo!
Great landscape!
The tractor is very good detail!

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  • edal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 579 W: 70 N: 644] (4308)
  • [2007-01-07 5:36]

Hi Pablo! Your summer photo is very good, but your midday pic of the setting sun is remarkable! I wonder why we do not appreciate what we have at hand but always look for something else?! I hope well be lucky to see some more from the shortest days scenes in Norway - there's not much left for this year, am I right?
Wishing you all the best!

Hey hey - is it summer again in Norway - only a short winter ;-)
That would be wonderful, do you agree?
I love the sunny shot, I can feel the warm sun - and ...hatschi... I have to sneeze, because of the pollen ;-(
Thanks and many greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Points tomorrow

Hi dear Pablo ,
very nice scenery and well composition.
nice colors and good sgarpness.
very well exposed and nice frame.
thanks my friend

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2007-01-07 6:22]

Hallo Pablo,
Schöne Landschaft Szenerie, nett zusammengesetzte und sehr gute Beleuchtung. Es ist ein wunderbares Foto.Sehr schöne Atmosphäre im Bild. Perfekte Kontrast und Farben perfekte Details.Schöne Grüße.

Ich wünsche Dir eine schöne und angenehme Woche.

Beautiful view has been chosen for this post. Excellent composition from an exciting POV. Well done Pablo !
John T

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 482 W: 69 N: 18] (72)
  • [2007-01-07 8:05]

hello my friend
here is wonderful daily life photo Norway again. i like composition, point of view, colours, lighting and details in your photo

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  • Emma Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1397 W: 6 N: 1920] (10153)
  • [2007-01-07 8:26]

Hallo Pablo,
da kommt mir vor das ich bei uns in den Alpen unterwegs bin und es ist Fön, ich mag die Bilder die den Dunst-Effekt zeigen, es ist ein wunderschönes Bild.
Schöne Grüsse

Hi Pablo,
Nice summertime posting my friend. This remebers me at the "good ol' time" when I was in Germany for holyday with my parents. The lazy river down in the valley just wonderful. One comment the distance (BG) is a bit hazy, a increase of contrast might improve this (IMHO). Nevertheless a fine posting my friend! TFS.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1666 W: 136 N: 1263] (6138)
  • [2007-01-07 8:57]

Hi Pablo,
a wonderful shot, with a very nice view of the great scenerie. POV, colors and composition are great.

Pryvitanne moi syabr Pablo! Z Kalyadkami tsyabe(MERRY CHRISTMAS(our))
Wonderful photo! Good colours and details! Beautiful composition!

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1320 W: 31 N: 1634] (9994)
  • [2007-01-07 13:29]

The light actually looks very good here. Nice composition and I love the distant mountains. I shouldn't complain when it gets dark at 4pm really should I? mind you it looks like your weather is better than ours



Excellent Pablo, the haze adds so much here. Lovely foreground detail and colour and an excellent POV. Early sunset? Is that typical for that time of the year. TFS,

Many thanks for your comment on ' Bumble Bee and Bottlebrush’

...I will return with an award...and I did.

That is a very early sunset. I'm not use to anything before six even in winter. Stunning image. The vivid colours of the tractor against the haze on the mountains. And no snow? If I think of European winters I think snow the whole time. But I see the sun is shining.

merhaba my friend pablo
very good nature and landscape.beautiful light and tractor.well done.
best regards.
gürkan akçakır.

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  • jasp Gold Star Critiquer [C: 419 W: 1 N: 7] (10)
  • [2007-01-07 18:12]

nice landscape Mr. Pablo, i like the green in Norway is different for my eyes.

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  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2007-01-07 19:18]

Hola Pablo, interesante vista y magníficos detalles, buen dof. buen disparo y original fg. saludos

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  • mbasil Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 238 W: 150 N: 413] (2882)
  • [2007-01-07 19:35]

Kind of interesting, Pablo. It works for me. Great color saturation and light here. I think the shot might be more interesting if the machinery were a bit closer, but I'm not sure.

I admire the effort and I keep the "not rewarding light" note in mind, so enough said. The light was not good

Hi Pablo,
The light in this image looks great to me.
The strong, low side lighting is creating a lovely strong contrast in the foreground.
The background just fades into softer colours nicely, well positioned red tractor too.
Just a suggestion but because of the hazy atmosphere I would crop the clouds out to make the sky colour appear more uniform, less sky in this image works for me too.

Very good light and clarity. It is wonderful picture of nature. Very good work.

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  • tfebbo Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 178 W: 11 N: 240] (1086)
  • [2007-01-08 10:33]

A beautifully captured scene. I like how the tractor and the grass in the foreground are so rich with colour and the background difussed. Excellent work.
Cheers, Todd

beautiful photo, I like the bright red tractor in the foreground..big beautiful hazy mountains and the bright blue river and grasses in the foreground...nice shot.. TFS
Donna :o)

Thanks for your comments and smilie on my photo "Cookies for Santa " :o)

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  • dando Silver Star Critiquer [C: 17 W: 0 N: 1] (139)
  • [2007-01-08 16:55]

Hi PAblo, nice shot. I like the tractor to the right and the way the valley below leads us through the picture, well done. I know what you mean about the light at the moment that is why I have started experimenting with HDR. All the best my friend.

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  • Shogun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 788 W: 52 N: 418] (10434)
  • [2007-01-09 11:00]

hi Pablo. nice capture and framing. i like the placement, colors and sharpness of the subject. nicely done. Thanks for sharing.


Hi Paplo,
superb perspective and beautiful nature photo. colours, lighting, sharpness and details are great. i like your composition.Greetings


The light is perfect, and I love mountain layers in the background.

P.S. pts later

hola pablo.
very good colors.
nice pic.
i like wether.
very nice.
thank u.

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  • mrcrow Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 360 W: 179 N: 78] (2714)
  • [2007-01-10 13:24]

hi santa's little helper..that was a cool observation..:)
didnt do one this year..
i do like this shot as it is similar to my unpolarised efforts..backlighting i feel can make a good foil for a sharp foreground image and create a 'hazy lazy' mood as here

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  • MLINES Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1350 W: 102 N: 1081] (9125)
  • [2007-01-10 15:30]

Hi Pablo. Good to see the farm machinery here as foreground detail. Good DOF as we can see the details from front to far distance. Colours are fine. TFS. Murray.

i am back, and wishing you a great new year.
looked at the ws photo, like always it could have been another post.
nice color and detail in this composition. having the tractor in the fg makes thsi composition more vibrant.

Hi Pablo,
Great shot you dis, I love the colors, green and blue goes perfectly together.
Excellant composition and light.
Very well done my friend.
Excellant work

Hello Pablo!

This is a very beautiful view, fine composed with mountains as background. Well done!

Malik & Mary.

Hola Pablo...beautiful scene...magically highlighted with the light & haze...outstanding!
Saludos from Chile,

Hello Pablo
Well done with this one.
Colours are beautiful.Image is sharp,great POV and composition.
And the landscape is amazing


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  • jacobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 597 W: 28 N: 650] (4739)
  • [2007-01-13 19:13]

It`s always a pleasure to see your pictures and to read the notes.

wonderful shot and very good POV.
very interesting: traktor and nature ! the nature dominats this photo. and very silentio!!!!!

Hello Pablo,
This is a very original post. I like it. Good composition, colors, POV and DOF. I like the contrast between the FG and BG. This is a very nice scenery. Thanks,

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  • erdna Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 574 W: 62 N: 749] (5437)
  • [2007-01-14 19:14]

A very fine composition! I like the very detailed foreground and the haze and layering of mountains at the back.


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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2007-01-15 2:41]

Hi Pablo

Good aerial perspective, with excellent graphism of the fg tractor against the bg hills. Superb sharpness. Tfs!

nice shot! very calming and peaceful sit...it makes me want to sit on the grass...relax and contemplate...perfect for a postcard material...great talent!

Excellent point of view, Pablo.
But why the background is so "foggy" ?

Hi Pablo, another wonderful shot from you. Liked the DOF, color, composition. :) Vandana


ps: Is that CaseIH tractor?

Hi Pablo,

A very good colorful size indicator. Love the scenery perfectly captured. Cheers always.


Hello Pablo!

Happy New Year first . I know I am late , but I am working on TL more sporadically these days (*_^). Nice souvenir shot of the last summer, although a second a thought you were presenting us your idea of the global warming effect in Norway (^_^) with an ususual January shot !!!!

Well composed as usual. Typical light and hazy mood of a hot an humid summer day. The tractor is definitely a great addition to your composition.

Hello Pablo, well it is very lovely and very well taken. You did well with the haze also. This is a great landscape photo inclusive of the tractor!

Very nice colour, nice contrast and pov.

And I appreciate so much that you show us Norway in december at 2:29 what it looks like. Very informative. You can take advantage of it and post many superb photos.

Well seen and executed! Yan :)

Hi Pablo,
What a view, Farmland here is flat as a board for as far as the eye can see. Quite a bit of UV haze in those hills on this day.

Great photo, though the hoya didn't do it's job properly, sky is still a bit too white/ gray-ish and bright.

Someone taught me recently to build my compositions from left to right since most people read left to right and hence it will have a greater perceived impact - it works 99% of the time as I've been experimenting with it... I did a little WS to prove my point.

Let me know what you think...


Wow, what a great shot. Perfect lighting and nice composition. Well seen. Good one.

The light, colors, and layers are just fabulous in this image! Superb composition Pablo, showing that simple is best. Great work my friend!! TFS, Sam :-)

wonderful pic with great depth
and its so colourful


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  • wck Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 697 W: 36 N: 423] (3851)
  • [2007-02-15 2:56]

Hi Pablo, Awesome layer effect! The truck has add in the sense of dept against the background. But I'm curious that what kind of plantation they have on the hill site they have here? anyway i love the fresh air & felt peace here ;)


very nice landscape pablo - it really reminds me of my homeplace which is like on the pic ! the half vehicle is a good idea as well


Hi Pablo,
Great capture of the mountains with the tractor working.
Excellent colours and sharpness. Wonderful view
TFS and have a nice Sunday

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  • clic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 728 W: 0 N: 107] (2973)
  • [2007-04-29 16:06]

Hi Pablo
Sorry again for the delay !
I had that mystic sight of different densities on mountains, given by haze, while visiting the Meteors in Greece !
Your foreground is well assorted to the bucolic details way down in the valley.

Beautiful compo, the red tractor adds a touch of vivid color to that misty sequence of greens...



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  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2007-08-17 3:45]

Hi Pablo...
Nice image, very good shot, lovely colours...

The downside of all those beautiful hillsides.
Pablo, I think this is beautiful just the way it is - I have seen the blue gradient filter, but that changes the atmosphere - so this is better. Love that you included the too early sunset - the landscape then is dark, but since that is the way it is, why changing. Sometimes we change too much when we know how to apply the tools and lose some of the "emotion" the picture otherwise can show us.
Have a nice weekend,

Hello Pablo. I am fond of this machine and don't you just love the rice tires! You have made the shot one better by anchoring the tractor at the hillside with the dreamy view. Stunning foreground with beautiful color of the tractor against the dreamy view underneath the hillside. Thanks for sharing and best regards. Jusni

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