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Experimenting with Patterns

Experimental Crop Fields, Hillaton, Nova Scotia - Ellie Kennard 2016
Experimental Crop Fields, Hillaton, Nova Scotia – Ellie Kennard 2016

Almost every time I drive past this scene I want to photograph it. It’s so close to where I live that I pass it several times a week, so I suppose it’s a good thing I don’t give in to this impulse each time or my hard drives would be filled with images of these experimental fields. And you, dear viewers, would be tired of them… But maybe you wouldn’t be bored, but would be as drawn to them as I am. The attraction of this scene is the constantly changing designs, growing over the original hard work of the farmer. In the spring the patches look wonderful with the neatly plowed rows and squares, then come the patterns of the sprouting crops in their straight lines; in the summer the grain varieties grow at different rates, but the overall look still remains crisp and defined in the blocks so carefully arranged by the planter. There is even a little, older tractor that is used to cultivate these as they are too small for the monster vehicles normally used in modern day agriculture (and by the same farmer on different fields).

So although I am pretty sure that I have shared an image of this scene previously, I hope you will indulge my obsession and enjoy an October evening view as the fields are ready for harvest. The foreground is an expanse of soy as a foil to the crops behind. Two days after I took this, the soy was harvested and it all looked different again.

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My Favourite Farm in the Rain and Wind

In album Farming

Reminder! Farm Friday is just around the corner! So if you can get out and photograph a farming related subject near you … if you're in the city, have you a farmers' market you could share with us? And if you can't get out why not dig out the farm photos you took a while ago and dust them off ready for our #farmfriday  theme tomorrow. If in doubt as to how to post to our theme, (curated by +Steven Kennard – our farm Friday manager, our European farm girl +Sofie Løve Forsberg and myself) then nip over to the page (+Farm Friday)  and read all about it on the About page!

Every time I drive along the road and see this farm with its beautiful old barn, I want to photograph it. I have taken photos of it from most angles and in different seasons and I love it more every time I see it. Here you see it in the wind and rain of early fall.

See you all tomorrow! Happy farming. 🙂

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