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Straw Power Cells
Ian Cameron

Straw Power Cells

Forres, Moray, Scotland

I like to photograph straw bale fields as much as anyone, their shapes and the repetitive patterns that they form are fascinating and when they are lit by golden sunshine they look quite stunning. This is a slightly unusual approach, including a slope ensures that the straw bales occupy some vertical depth on the transparency or file, whereas a flat field tends to show up as a thin strip and this hill is conveniently angled toward the setting sun. The splayed rays of light carefully organised so that they appear to emanate from the bale on the brow of the hill seem synonymous with power, the dark bales are perhaps spent batteries laying discarded on the ground.

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Pentax 67 II ,55-100 zoom,Fujichrome Velvia
0.75ND grad and 0.6ND grad filter aligned with the edge of the field, f/22 at 2 minutes. full exif

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lou_rozensteins02-Sep-2009 22:32
Nice colours and thoughtful composition. Well done.
Christopher Schlaf02-Sep-2009 16:37
Beautiful
Bert de Vos02-Sep-2009 16:24
Wow, wonderful. Great light and composition. V
FrankB02-Sep-2009 12:18
beautiful creation....the sunlight is stunning...V
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