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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 19th September, 2012)

Hay Sunset

Hay Sunset
Sunset and hay bales - Winstanley 16th September 2012.

Yes Mick - it's been touched up :-)

Photo: Dave (Oy)  (Nikon D700 with Nikon 24-70mm F2.8)
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Comment by: Ken R on 19th September 2012 at 00:11

What lies,lurking behind those bales of hay. Is it hay or is it straw? Whenever I hear the word bail of hay I associate the thought with a rectangular cubic shape, not a round one.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 19th September 2012 at 05:09

Dave, one of the finest sunsets I`ve ever seen was on 12th July this year. Took a photo but Brian didn`t publish, probably because of too much flash reflection from my bedroom window here in Shevington. Is it possible to remove this flash?
Was told recently that a British farm worker was crushed to death by a large round hay bale.
From 1992 to 1998, 74 farm workers in the United States were killed in large round hay bale accidents.
Refer :- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hay
Mick, would you please read my comment at 23:09 on yesterday`s P-a-D.

Comment by: Farmer Ted on 19th September 2012 at 09:05

Its Straw. Made from wheat. Hay is made from grass. Which is green

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 19th September 2012 at 09:53

OK Mick, have just read your comment.

Comment by: Gareth on 19th September 2012 at 10:02

That field looks nice and flat . It would not be a wise idea to have that style of bale on a slope !

Comment by: Gary on 19th September 2012 at 10:28

Switch flash off when taking sunset photo's or through glass, Ernest.
Flash is generally only for close up shots.

Comment by: Neil Cain on 19th September 2012 at 10:52

Where abouts in Winstanley Dave?

Comment by: Colin Harlow on 19th September 2012 at 11:04

Dave (Oy) can I ask, why the touch-up? is it not better to have a natural photograph as to what you see. I don't mean to be rude, just curious.

Comment by: John Morris on 19th September 2012 at 11:26

Good shot Dave. In reply to Ernest, you should not be using flash to photograph a sunset!!

Comment by: Mick on 19th September 2012 at 12:44

Farmers sometimes use these big round bails to block fields of so that the gypsies can get on and set up camp.

Comment by: David Barker on 19th September 2012 at 12:51

Excellent Dave ,a good selection of town and landscapes photo's this week .

Comment by: Dave Marsh on 19th September 2012 at 13:59

I can visualise Emily Bronte's Heathcliff against Mr.Oy's backdrop.

Comment by: Maureen Andrews nee McGovern on 19th September 2012 at 14:48

Dave..I don't care whether it's been touched up or not..it's a feast for the eyes,it's beautiful thanks.
Dave Marsh,it does remind you of Emily Brontes moors doesn't it.

Comment by: Dave (Oy) on 19th September 2012 at 18:01

Colin - there no way a camera can capture the range of light and tones in an image like this. The "touching up" is usually to bring the image back to how I saw it at the time. In this one however I have enhanced the colour and moodiness of the sky a bit. I guess art is subjective :-)

Comment by: Colin Harlow on 19th September 2012 at 19:26

Thanks Dave, it's a lovely moody shot.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 19th September 2012 at 19:58

Gary and John Morris, I tried to take a photo of that sunset without flash, but with using the camera so little I couldn`t turn the flash off and by the time I`d look at the instruction book the sunset would have changed !!

Comment by: Phil whitehead on 19th September 2012 at 21:22

Great image as usual Oy.

Comment by: ben on 21st October 2012 at 23:11

is this HDR?

Comment by: C Rad on 17th October 2013 at 02:04

WOW!! What a sky!!!

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