We were driving along the N77 between Saint-Florentin, where we had spent the night, and Troyes, where we would be joining the motorway. It was a very cold morning with the temperature below zero. I stopped to take some pictures in the morning light, along the road.
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hardyuno (4646) 2009-11-06 0:05
Good morning Gunnar,
that's a very fine capture and the title fits perfectly.
You have this geometrical forms very good composed. Depth and colours are pretty good, too. Well done, Thank you and have a very fine day
Regards from Bavaria
pattabe (421) 2009-11-06 0:47
this is a very nice shot, good composition, in bright colors, wonderful scenery, well captured.
Have a nice weekend.
Regards Freddy (Bangkok)
Budapestman (82620) 2009-11-06 0:49
great shot with splendid composition, beautiful play with forms and colours, splendid landscape, the realization is excellent. TFs! Have a nice day!
KLB (23665) 2009-11-06 1:01
You follow the wake of Jonathan_hart with this kind of graphical shots ;o). The same region in France and the same perfect use of the natural geometry of the fields.
The two main colours are very eyecatching and are enhanced by the dull sky and the weak light.
Perfect to bring the play of lines out.
It's just a pity that's your sky is a bit noisy, otherwise the quality is fine.
I propose a WS to reduce a little the grain.
However, a great composition, compliments.
snunney (67228) 2009-11-06 1:10
The strongly geometric field patterns make for a very interesting composition. The tree line is well placed in the composition and makes a pleasing contrast with the green and golds of the lower landscape. We could have asked for a nice blue sky but that photographer has to make do with what is available at the time! Excllent colour contrasts and good sharpness.
Buin (42082) 2009-11-06 2:04
Guten Morgen Gunnar!
Ein Bild, das sofort ins Auge springt. Der Gegensatz zwischen gepflügtem und bepflanztem Land ist hier unglaublich und insgesamt faszinierend. Ein schon fast künstlerisches Foto, auf das Du stolz sein kannst! Wirklich faszinierend!
Oh, das war jetzt auf Deutsch ... ;-)
Greetings from grey, wet and cool Siegen!
graffer (1800) 2009-11-06 2:37
I think you must have had some difficulties over this one, as I see that it is version 15!
A very appealing pattern of fields, with a green/brown transition lying on the lower line of thirds.
There are some strong diagonals in the cultivation of the fields, and there is a good sense of perspective across the fields to the trees and the sky.
On the technical side, there is a bit of noise in the sky, and there is some slight overall flatness of the image. Looking at the histogram in "Levels", I can see that this can be explained by the line of the graph finishing a bit short of the right [white] end of the curve.
In my WS, I have adjusted the levels – Auto levels and Auto contrast, to correct the histogram, and I also have used Neat Image to remove some of the noise.
Finally, I've suggested an alternative less square crop.
holmertz (26876) 2009-11-06 3:43
A very clever composition by the local farmer and well done by you to notice it while concentrating on driving. The lines are very colourful and attractive. Although it was cold and probably slightly hazy I think this would have looked even better with just a bit more contrast.
Anyway it's a very elegant picture.
besnard (48755) 2009-11-06 4:39
Une très belle composition avec toutes ces cultures aux couleurs variées qui donnent un effet graphique.
Merci pour cette belle image et bonne journée.
Morac (27419) 2009-11-06 4:41
This is a very nice shot, good composition : lines, geometry, colors, everything is perfect, it is superb.
jplebrun (21208) 2009-11-06 4:49
tu as bien fait de t'arrêter pour prendre cette magnifique photo pleines de couleurs bien présentes malgré la légère brume, bravo.
ktanska (21495) 2009-11-06 5:32
It's like a large brown and green cloth! I like the simplicity of landscape with all those stripes in slightly different directions.
dta (51294) 2009-11-06 7:30
Hello Gunnar ,
A superb graphical effect . I don't know why the sky is so noisy , but it is a minor point .
TopGeo (37994) 2009-11-06 9:33
Hi Gunnar! A balance and dynamics give the lines the colours and blur atmosphere of countryside that impresses Amazing combinations! Praise you! Kind regards
Fis2 (73032) 2009-11-06 11:50
I like the colors and light.
Very impressive picture.
gilou530 (34) 2009-11-06 12:56
trés beau paysage de ces champs labourés et verdoyant qui donne un bon graphisme,
vasilpro (40172) 2009-11-06 13:58
A very well decision to stop driving and take this wonderful nature composition. I like the hazy atmosphere in this cold morning, the graphic sense of the landscape's lines, the forest in BG and the lovely autumn colors. Great photo work.
Have a nice weekend, Vasilis.
bukitgolfb301 (30039) 2009-11-06 19:04
Hello my dear Gunnar
What is another super wonderful shot!
Perfect and bold framework/composition and sharp focusing in the detail are excellent as usual! The color tone/coordination is also significant and meaningful. Congratulation on your masterpiece!
Thanks for sharing and best regards,
Have a nice Saturday !
danyy (0) 2009-11-06 23:54
un magnifique patchwork fait de couleurs tendres et naturelles, une légère brume voulant s'opposer à la vivacité des teintes.
J'aime beaucoup ces arbres qui coiffent cette petite colline.
My best regards.
Graal (88808) 2009-11-07 0:08
amazing pattern, nice lines of fields. Image like painted. I like it.
jlbrthnn (79773) 2009-11-07 6:58
The vast plains, without hedges and planned for the intensive agriculture and mechanized, are appropriate well for this kind of photograph. Alternations of bands green and ocher are better effect. It is well seen and very quite carried out. Cheer.
Have a nice day
wolf38 (28146) 2009-11-07 7:05
Hi Gunnar. What an interesting photograph. The different layers of red and green alternate. And finally, the forest marked the horizons. The photo is a successful catcher. Good times, perfectly realized. Best regards, wolfgang .... and have a nice weekend.
anesugur (18757) 2009-11-07 12:43
Really well composed scenery.
Wonderful view, nice colors and light.
Have a nice weekend. Uğur
alibasarir (15576) 2009-11-07 13:11
son derece güzel bir bakış açısı ve nefis bir manzara.tarlaların simetrik görüntüsü,sıcak renkler,ışık ve keskin detaylar mükemmel elinize sağlık.
UlfE (13722) 2009-11-07 23:05
I really enjoy the quiet mood of this photo. The colours and the patterns in the fields are really beautiful and the beauty is enforced by the slight haziness and lighting. Very well spotted and an excellent photo job. TFS and have a nice Sunday!
pablominto (53744) 2009-11-07 23:40
Lovely geometry in the French countryside!
Amazing pattern in lines shapes and colours, appealing simplicity...
An artistic presentation with a fine colour mix, the haze hovering over the fields adds a feeling of depth!
Silvio1953 (98001) 2009-11-08 1:18
Ciao Gunnar, lovely composition with beautiful fields, wonderful colors, splendid graphic, very well done, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio
jafadabret (56497) 2009-11-08 11:34
Cette photo me laisse sans voix. C'est un vrai plaisir de parcourir ce graphisme et d'admirer ces couleurs. Du très beau travail pour rendre les textures. Dans mes favorites !
Amical salut !
fanni (13864) 2009-11-09 2:36
"natural" stripes are always so effective, especially when they go in different directions: horizontal, diagonal... thus a sense of dynamism is created. I see a slight autumnal haze, which also adds atiny bit nostalgic mood to this scene :)
Very good composition!
I've looked a the WS variants offered by TE members... it was so interesting to compare them! anyway I guess I still prefer the original "hazy" version :)
nirvana73 (0) 2009-11-09 3:15
very simple and strong picture
i like diagonal lines and colros
thanks for sharing
mesutilgim (67888) 2009-11-11 9:19
Hello dear Gunnar,
A capture like a good poem ! Very nice soft colors and perfect graphism.
TFS and best regards
riclopes (35567) 2009-11-12 3:28
Olá Gunnar, below zero is more than very cold. It's freezing! I love this kind of graphic images from the fields and this sequence of colorful stripes is just a marvellous sight.
swiatopelk777 (0) 2009-11-25 2:47
Nice landscape, nice fields, very fine colors. Minimalistic and original composition.
Greetings from Warszawa!
macjake (39207) 2010-08-17 20:46
sometimes its good to go deep into the gallery and see some older shots.
this one appealed to me visually right away.
i like the criss cross and strong colourful lines.
great graphic appeal
- Copyright: Gunnar Holmertz (saxo042) (31792)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-10-15
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon PowerShot G10
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/320 seconds
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- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2009-11-06 0:01
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