farming

It's Harvest Time

It's Harvest Time

It seemed the weather was scheduled to arrive with the change of seasons, right on cue. Yes, it's harvest time!

At Day's End

At Day's End

The Cindy Marie, one of the traditional fishing workboats styles seen all over the Chesapeake Bay is also known as a deadrise workboat.

McCormick Farmall Tractor

Happy Labor Day! In honor of this U S National Holiday we have a look at one of the great tools that contributed to the agricultural growth and industrialization of this nation.

The McCormick Farmall tractor, first manufactured around 1922, has been a highly reliable and valuable machine to farmers for more than 90 years. Today, McCormick products are distributed to countries around the globe. There was once an assembly operation in Baltimore before being relocated to a new Duluth Georgia facility sometime after 2001.

The Farmall pictured below was photographed in Lancaster County Virginia.

McCormick Farmall Tractor
McCormick Farmall Tractor

It is nice to see this old workhorse still in operation. I have no idea what year this was manufactured but it has a look of the 1950s.

As often seen on this site, here is a black and white conversion below.

McCormick Farmall Tractor in Black and White
McCormick Farmall Tractor in Black and White

The image began as a hand-held HDR bracket (0, +2, -2) that was processed in Nik's HDR Efex Pro 2 before importing into Lightroom 5 for final retouching.

Thank you so much for visiting!

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The Quiet Farm

I have always found farms, barns and all things related to this rural lifestyle as attractive photographically. Today's image was taken on another early morning drive. There had been rain during the overnight so I was out early hoping for one of those unpredictable but surprisingly nice sunrises as the sky cleared. It never happened on this morning so I setup and tried to make the best of things from a spot along the roadside where vehicles can temporarily park.

The Quiet Farm
The Quiet Farm

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This is the same farm the gave us "Til the Cows Come Home" in a previous post. This time, there were no signs of activity and it was eerily quiet. I guess the cows went home afterall. :-)

I wondered what this image would look like after a black & white conversion. You can see the result below.

The Quiet Farm
The Quiet Farm

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As the Winter season winds to a close there will be plenty of activity to see in the coming weeks and months. The now quiet farms will spring to life as the planting and growing seasons begin anew.

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