Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Looking For A Needle . . .

What photographer has not tried a "Haystacks" shot with visions of Van Gogh in mind ? I was hoping that day back last Summer for a ray of golden sunshine to set things on fire here, but the sky remained obstinately overcast. So I took the picture anyway. . . sometimes we take what we are handed in life I suppose. . . the golden needle is often elusive. . .
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16 comments:

That is the chicken said...

It's true you don't always find the golden needle...but maybe the smell of hay was the silver lining?

Margaret Pangert said...

This is a beautiful photograph! I wonder if they still make the vertical haystacks, though, that Van Gogh was so fond of painting. Probably not.

joo said...

o it's very familiar again! It's like my childhood and holiday in the village. Is it really France?

Laurie said...

Gosh, Owen. Vous avez certainement empilées dans le plus possible dans cette photographie. C'est fantastique la manière dont le spectateur est aspiré dans l'image à l'horizon lointain.
Laurie

Steve said...

Actually the overcast sky gives an incredible feeling of depth, space and distance... which really works for me.

Lydia said...

I love this! When I lived in Nevada as a kid/young adult the ranchers all made big square blocks of hay. The same shape was used here in Oregon when I moved here and for years afterward. The first round hay bales I ever saw were outside Calgary, Canada, and I was absolutely enchanted. I had terrible light as it was nearly evening but I stopped the car to get a shot.....nothing as good as this one.
Now, in Oregon, I see a mixture of the square and round bales. The round bales are so much more picturesque.

the watercats said...

a-hem... not to be a pain in the arse.. but not only did the sun not shine for you, but you actually photographed straw. Not hay.... It's a nice non-predictable hay bale picture though:-D

ladydi said...

Not a sight I can picture coming from France - it's something I see here all the time. I hope the hay inside the rolls stayed dry when those clouds let loose.

louciao said...

I watched the needle
take another man
Gone, gone, the damage done...

I've seen the needle
and the damage done,
A little part of it in everyone
But every junkie's
like a setting sun

Neil Young-Needle & The Damage Done

*SparkleMirror* Kiln-Fired Art Studio said...

I still love the photo, Owen!

Rain said...

I love this photo Owen, it reminds me of home. Home to me is farmland near the ocean...I've seen this scene many times on my vacations to Prince Edward Island, my future home. I like the sky that way actually!

becomingkate said...

Gorgeous! I love the depth and how the field just goes on and on.

jeff34 said...

Toâ quand tu tonds le jardin tu rigoles pas !...
Van Gogh, tu lui aurait pas un peu coupé ses blés à ce brave peintre que j'adore ?...
Ta photo est tout de même bien envoyée ! J'aimerais bien voir l'original !...
A plus MagiclanternshOwen !...

Unseen Rajasthan said...

All What I Can Say Is Great Shot !!

Loulou said...

Grey sky is something missing over here... but monsoon is coming shortly and all will be just fine.
Very beautiful shot Owen, see you

MixMax said...

beautiful, not a lot of details, yet, it tempts me to keep looking in the different angels of the image.

So beautiful