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Deere Prudence   10 comments

Deere Prudence


It’s prudent to be mindful of your surroundings when you’re out exploring.

Always on the lookout for good locations, we passed by this scene and I couldn’t help but note the John Deere tractor parked next to an old shed. The placement looked idyllic – a perfect setup.

We turned around in a driveway down the street and came back for the shot. The tractor and sheds were set back from the road quite a ways, and I wanted to get closer. But, a small, abandoned house was just to the right, and there was a prominent, hand-painted sign hung on an old tree that conveyed a clear message: “No Trespassing.” The driveway where we had just turned around was for a newer house, and as is often the case, the newer digs are built off to the side while these old beauties dissolve into the landscape.

The whole setup was just creepy enough that I didn’t choose to find the owner for permission, and I sure didn’t think it was a good idea to go any further onto the property. People can get ornery around here when you mess with their stuff.


Processed as an HDR image with texture overlay and sepia toning via Silver Efex Pro. I wanted to create deep, mysterious shadows on the edges while maintaining a lighted path for the eye to travel to the tractor. Hopefully, the overall effect gives the viewer the same trepidatious feeling I had when taking the shot.

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Put Me In, Coach!   11 comments

Put Me In, Coach


On the same coastal farm where GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!! and Cooning Boat were found sits this old John Deere tractor, one that has surely seen better days.

With his position at the door of the barn, the eager face, and his helmet off to the side, he reminds me of a benched player who wants just one more chance to go in and win the game.

Seven exposures from Promote Control, f/6.3 at 23mm, tonemapped in Photomatix Pro with extra layers from HDR Express, Nik Color Efex Pro filters.


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