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Travelling through the “Sea of Green” ( the title of several of my posts featuring the green fields of the Palouse in late Spring) I was quite literally stopped in my tracks by these stunning red (and yellow) farm machines.  Here are a few different looks at these eye-catching items.

In the image above, I like the abstractness of the composition, and the contrasting colors and textures of the machine and the silo behind it.  A telephoto lens isolated just a part of the machine, and appears to compress it against the silo behind it, which you can see in the image below is actually quite a ways away.

In the image below, shot with a wide-angle lens close to the ground, one can surmise that the machinery sitting in the middle of the field of wheat will come into play during the harvest…as will the silos in the background.  Proof that a “documentary” image and an “artistic” image CAN be one and the same.

In the image below, the parallel tubes of the machines remind me of cannons, or the big guns that are found on battleships.

I like the combination of colors in the image below.  I was also thrilled to see the most blue sky I had seen in several days of rain and overcast.  The low angle, late afternoon light made everything look good, from the green and gold of the field, to the warm reds and yellows of the machinery…it even gave the cold grey silo a pretty glow.

Here’s some different machinery in a different field.  The sharply focused, dark-green grasses in the foreground and soft hills in the background lend a sense of depth to this image.

In the final image, below, the machinery acts as the foreground, and the red color pulls you into the image.  Then your eyes are free to wander over the gently rolling hills and on to the horizon.  See you later…



  1. I really enjoyed this post. Thanks

    • Thank YOU, James. Glad you enjoyed it. 🙂

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    • Thanks for “following,” Robyn. I look forward to seeing more of your work as well…

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    • Little Brown Tomato (LBT)
    • Posted August 27, 2012 at 00:50
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    Warm and beautiful.

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