Another shot of hay making in Romania, the blades are special steel that will take an edge so sharp I think it would be easy to shave with. Every 10 or 20 strokes of the sythe and the man stoped to wipe his blade with cut grass then hone his blade with a fine stone, Ant hills were carefuly avoided as were the mole hills and ground voles (don't know their proper name but I have never seen them before.
One thing IO have not seen before was the peening of the blade, a very skilful hammering of the edge to draw it out and make the cutting edge thinner. This he did maybe 2-3 a day
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clnaef (6289) 2006-12-18 3:55
Belle scène campagnarde.
mortijo (12828) 2006-12-18 3:55
I like this shot. It has lush colors and it brings back memories. When I arrived in Luxemburg in the sixties some armers used this equipment to cut grass in small sized fields. My grandfather used it on his farm in Holland.
Thank you for sharing.
flory (4848) 2006-12-18 4:18
lovely moment you captured here from my country..I heard the silent swish of the blades...the tones of green are nice and the image is very clear..
have a nice day,
Iuli (838) 2006-12-19 0:08
Thanks Simon, for another fine observation of traditional Romanian daily life customes. I loved the note. The landscape is very nice too. Not the greatest sharpness and the image seems a bit noisy, but the composition is beautiful. I really dislike the black frame.
isabela_sor (47722) 2006-12-19 3:27
Beautiful and ordinary rural scene in Romania!My country is very beautiful,isn't it?Great quality,POV and very natural colors,Simon
Thanks for posting this
All the best
trips (1602) 2007-01-04 5:54
This is great. So simple, so natural. Good set of pictures from this beautiful country that joined EU with the new year! Good work!
abulafia (4900) 2007-01-13 4:08
Nice shot of this guy harvesting in the old fashion way.
The sythe and the haystacks makes everything look like something 100+ years ago.
- Copyright: Simon Damant (sadeik) (3268)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-08-00
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon FM 2, Nikon 35-70mm f2.8, Fujichrome Provia100
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): The ones you like [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-12-18 3:40