Linda M Medine  


Plowing, A Dusty Job by Linda M Medine

November 2021 - Plowing, A Dusty Job

November 2021 - Linda M Medine

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About the Image(s)

This image was taken a few years ago, 7/25/2011. This was a reenactment . I can remember when my grandfather farmed this way. He also had an old wood frame house like the one in the background. There is a lady with a long white dress walking in the background. I cropped it to use the rules of thirds. It is a storytelling image and I feel like a lot of people can relate to this image of the old days. I used a Nikon Camera with 70mm-300mm, 1/1000. ISO 200.

Tell me what you think.


6 comments posted




Gerard Blair   Gerard Blair
and I think it is a beautiful story: even if that woman had not been in the background, you would have done well to add her as it looks so much to me as though the farmer is working for his family. Nice focus on the farmer and his horses, nice unfocus on the woman lending atmosphere.

One thought is that my eye is drawn to the dust on the right perhaps more that I would want due to its lightness. I wonder if a little burn on the highlights there might reduce its draw, and so elevate the white dress beyond.
  Posted: 11/03/2021 08:54:25



Michael Hrankowski   Michael Hrankowski
Linda, there's so much to like about your photograph. Very evocative. A great story. Nicely composed and the slightly soft background really focuses the eye on the man and his plow. Capturing the woman in the background - whether by coincidence or planned, really adds to the mood. I do agree with Gerard that maybe the dust highlights are a bit blown out, however. Given the subject matter and the perfect composition, I thought I'd take it one step further and really give it an antique appearance.   Posted: 11/03/2021 11:20:31
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Linda M Medine   Linda M Medine
Like it. Thank you for the suggestion.
  Posted: 11/15/2021 12:46:59



Peter Elliston   Peter Elliston
Great shot and really like the woman in the background. This really tells a story even if what it is depends on each individual viewer. Yes, tone down the blown out areas where the sun is catching the dust rising and also consider Michael's sepia/antique treatment which would fit the overall feel of this image.   Posted: 11/04/2021 12:17:08



Barbara Asacker   Barbara Asacker
Hi Linda,
Good composition. The farmer and horses draws my eye into the frame. I agree with everyone about toning down the highlights in the dust. I especially think if you changed it to a sepia tone as Michael suggested you would have a perfect nostalgic image. The image tells a good story and should be framed and hung on your wall.   Posted: 11/04/2021 19:16:08



Leanne Moore
Linda, Love your image. It is definitely telling the story you wanted it to. I agree with Michael with the toning to add warmth to the image. I don't agree that the woman should be there. To me she is bright and my eye goes to her. I don't think she adds but distracts. I do love these old time reenactments. Hopefully I am going to one here this month and can't wait.   Posted: 11/06/2021 19:21:47
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