...."Back Pasture Road"....
Fall pasture conditions on the ...."Back Pasture Road"....,
This composition is taken on a ranch 40 miles Northwest
of our home. The road runs 2 mile west from the ranch
headquarters to this location.
You can see the cattle around the pond and above that
(on the right side) an irrigated hay field with big round
bales in a line and bales in the field from the last cutting
that have not been moved yet. Above that more pasture.
It is not unusual in this area for it to take 10 to 12 acres
to mantain each cow and her calf.
Along the horizon (left center) you will see a small bump,
that is the top of a windmill in the distance. The absence of
trees means the lack of underground water in this area
and not unusual as you continue to go further North deeper
into the Sandhills.
Cattle will move from here to corn stalks as soon as corn
is picked and than closer to home for winter, where
it will be easier to feed hay. Later this winter they will move
even closer to ranch headquarters for calving time in late
February and March.
The Big Blue Sky with just a bit of clouds gives you an
additional idea just how big this area is.
Thanks to everyone for looking in.
Original, sized, sharpened and framed for TE
Shutter Speed 1/250
ISO Speed 100
Flash - no
Tripod - no
Bean Bag - yes
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Dot2008 (290) 2008-11-10 7:43
The fence serves as a lead in line to a beautiful country scene where animals look lost in the scenery.
This photo promotes countryside to its best.
tedesse (25135) 2008-11-10 8:00
Beautiful landscape,nice soft colours and interesting note.
jhm (148742) 2008-11-10 9:50
We see very well the gigantic area wher the cows can graze.
You show excellent, the drink place of the animals, middle of he picture.
You play very soft with colours, light brown to light green, also light blue to the sky.
Nice landscape picture, nice composition and good presentation too. TFS.
Have a nice day,
jusninasirun (17162) 2008-11-10 17:59
Hi Larry. Thanks for sharing this beautiful pasture scene. Excellent land/sky division with very good clarity of the water hole and the cattle. The road on the bottom left frame is very well kept in the frame. Regards. Jusni
Dyerco (10185) 2008-11-10 19:04
I like the inclusion of the road in the corner to add a leading line to the rest of the image.
jvachon (548) 2008-11-10 21:53
I am back from my travels.
The road and fence act as such a nice leadin to this rural scene.
Very pleasing landscape shot with good compo and presentation.
Big sky country...
rodgerg (55767) 2008-11-11 1:33
A very good prospect with the way in the FG on the left which invites too the walk and differents plans well delimited. A pleasant landscape under a nice blue sky. An image rich in details well collected.
Have a good day,
danyy (0) 2008-11-11 13:56
joli coin de nature avec des teintes douces, des ternes qui collent bien au paysage aux courbes délicates.
La ligne d'horizon me semble peut-être un peu trop centrée.
pablominto (53746) 2008-11-11 22:56
The landscape appears a little hostile this time of year, as most of the grass is dry & brownish!
But the cows don't mind if the grass is dry, I think they find it delicious either way besides they have lots of fresh water...
A fine documentary of life on the vast plains!
Greg1949 (9011) 2008-11-13 7:50
Larry, there is a lot of this country I have not seen. This is a surprise though I don't know exactly why but I just figured Nebraska to flat fields forever, this could be South Dakota or Oregon. Nice shot, very informative.
bracasha75 (24589) 2008-11-13 15:57
Huge space there and the water in middle make this field realy perfect for animals
Nebraska is nice US Country
PS Nikola Tesla!!!!!!
shevchenko (19444) 2008-11-13 19:39
Good pov to show the broad landscape, relaxing view on the plain with livestocks beside the source of water, without modern installment, this place and it view just look like back to few hundred years ago, thanks for sharing the view from county side.
ls7902 (7328) 2008-11-16 9:14
I like this kind of farming landscape ... vast open land and hills with cattle dotting the field. I was thinking Nebraska to be more like the prairie state of Iowa or Southern Minnesota. I had driven through the Mid-West many summers ago including Nebraska but I guess you don't see much from the Interstate Highway. Thanks for showing. Regards. Latiff.
John_F_Kennedy (43625) 2008-11-16 23:41
Beautiful shot with good lights over the landscape. The composition is very good. Great light mangement. Well done.
mauro61 (52855) 2008-11-25 6:51
una macchia d'azzurro in una zona molto arida.
Foto di grande semplicità dai colori pastello che presenta un altro aspetto della campagna americana