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Old May 17, 2004, 2:19 PM   #1
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Look at URL (below) for "rest of the picture"

http://a4.cpimg.com/image/EA/39/3376...-01C80200-.jpg
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Old May 18, 2004, 7:23 AM   #2
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Another contortionist! We're all going to end up in bed with backaches before this challenge is over.

The photo immediately struck me as a wonderfully composed abstract, but not until I saw the full shot did I realize the length you went to in getting it that way. You stopped seeing a tractor and, instead, saw angle and shape and color. Very nice, indeed.
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Old May 18, 2004, 9:10 PM   #3
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I would neverhave thought of taking a picture of a "John Deere" at that angle. It turned out to be a very interesting image. The colors and the fact that you are from Iowa should have clued me in to what it was but I'd glad you let us see the "rest of the picture". That Deere has to be older than I am! What year is it?




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Old May 19, 2004, 3:11 AM   #4
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Nice shot, it's a good job the brakes were on. :-)
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Old May 19, 2004, 8:26 AM   #5
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Thanks Bcoultry, Puck M & Jack Russell for your replies

Yes, Bcoultry...I was a few inches above worm heaven when I shot the photo.

Sorry, Puck M...I do not know the age of the tractor...if I had to guess I would say 30-40 years old. Perhaps, Gibson, aforum member, who has worked the land can offer his expertise on its age.

Here is another view:

http://a3.cpimg.com/image/7F/2D/3385...-016E00C4-.jpg

The tractor was not unlike an old horse put to pasture...its work done yet respect still accorded.

JackRussell, your reply says to me that sometime in your life you have driven a tractor and understand that, unfortunately, accidents on the farm can happen...and that operating farm machinery safely is very important.

As an aside, many years ago, a patriarch in our family had a tractor overturn...he was found by his son but did not survive his injuries...so, this tractor "spoke to me" in a personal way.
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Old May 19, 2004, 9:57 AM   #6
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As an aside, many years ago, a patriarch in our family had a tractor overturn...he was found by his son but did not survive his injuries...so, this tractor "spoke to me" in a personal way.
Having grown up in a farming area, your tractor photo brought back memories for me, too. The so-called "simple life" isn't necessarily so simple, and it certainly isn't easy.
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Old May 19, 2004, 11:36 AM   #7
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Great digicamfan !

Big applause for having seen this angle.
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nice job had to get dirty for this one....good job
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