I saw these 'hay rolls' near Whitby, after the heavy rain of the evening before (please see previous post) I was lucky enough to have fine weather for the shot.
BTW - the title is from the song 'Rawhide' from the TV program of the same name - yee-hah!
From the net.
Rawhide: 1959-65 (CBS)
Eric Fleming as Gil Favor
Clint Eastwood as Rowdy Yates
Sheb Wooley as Pete Nolan
Paul Brinegar as Wishbone
James Murdock as Mushy
Part of the lyrics.
'Keep rollin', rollin', rollin',
Though the streams are swollen,
Keep them dogies rollin', rawhide.
Through rain and wind and weather,
Hell bent for leather,
Wishin' my gal was by my side.
All the things I'm missin',
Good vittles, love and kissin',
Are waiting at the end of my ride'.
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Roly (2024) 2006-08-29 11:34
Nice view on a classical hay bale theme, with good colors and a crisp atmosphere. A much higher point of view, looking above the bale in the foreground, would have been great, too, if the landscape would have allowed you to reach that high.
rhizomes (15343) 2006-08-29 12:10
Simple but beautiful !
Nice landscape and great sky !
dlavoie72 (1239) 2006-08-29 12:29
Very interesting this shot with the horizon not right! This give a real impression of rolling! Nice original photograph!
Cos (1562) 2006-08-29 12:45
Every year I see fields like this and size up great compositions, but never quite manage to get out there with my camera and capture them. I love the shapes that the bales make in the fields and how they are often strewn seemingly randomly about. You had perfect weather here, the fluffy white clouds giving interest to the sky, while the colour of the straw contrasts so well against the blue. I like the perspective of the "roll" in the foreground and you can imagine that it is on its way down the hill...
carper (96) 2006-08-29 12:52
very nice photo Stephen,
it is a art to set the rolls into the right formation for the composition on the photo, on this point people must have painters eyes, well friend you did do it very good here, a well taken shot, good point of view and a great sky as a bonus, very good job.
robiuk (10807) 2006-08-29 13:50
A good composition is the first thing one notices in this photo.
What makes a photo for me here though, is that special moment of light (seen here in the very foreground), when the sun is on the edge of a cloud and produces not so bright light, so whatever is in the FG is perfectly lit (see the soft contrast between the hay bale shadow and the rest of the ground area + front side of the bale vs. almost shiny side opposite to the sun).
A really good one, Stephen!
sam224 (6215) 2006-08-29 14:52
Very nice landscape with attractive combination fo colours and excellent depth. Straw balls are a common subject but here you captured them very well.
Cormac (26545) 2006-08-29 21:14
Round rolls in the fields and round clouds in the sky, complementing each other nicely. I like the vivid colours too, giving this a stong look. Well done!
lukas (2067) 2006-08-31 4:40
Thanks for adding this beautiful picture on my theme.
Splendid sky! Horizon a bit tilted, no?
nwoehnl (122) 2006-08-31 13:44
Beautiful and crisp photo of the hayrolls, Stephen. I like the depth that is accomplished by moving up-close to the foremost roll, and opening up the view to many more of them as the field extends towards the background. Nice lighting and color contrast, and a good use of the polarizer to that end, too.
Davoud (241) 2006-09-01 13:22
I enjoeyed to see your wonderful gallery
- Copyright: Stephen Wilkinson (wilkinsonsg) (8662)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-08-27
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Olympus E-1, 14-54mm Olympus Zuiko, 67mm Hoya Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/8, 1/60 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): rolls of straw or hayrolls [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-08-29 11:20