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Alan T Jul 9, 2008 8:20 AM

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This shot from March is the field across the road, of which this forum has seen rather a lot over the last year or so. (These images have been waiting forlornly for use in a sequence in 'Landscape photos' since then! If you resizethis one up & down in your image editor you can have Moire pattern fun on your monitor.)

The fat continuous lines are the only trace left of the passing of the tractor wheels after ploughing...

Alan T Jul 9, 2008 8:32 AM

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...and I am intrigued, as I try to imagine the pathway followed by the blades of the disk harrow on the driver's left as they obliterate the somewhat emphatic track he's generating on his right, and leave trails of their own at a large angle to the direction of travel.

Apologies for the blurring on the gulls(due to superzoom limitations - 432mm equiv., 1/40s, f/5.6). They arriveen masse from miles away for a meal of worms (how do they know?). After they've gone the local rooks and crows take their more leisurely turn.

Thanks, everyone, for nice comments about my previous efforts.

nhmom Jul 16, 2008 9:09 PM

Alan, I pulled this up from your comment in your other post.

I'm not sure I understand what your question is?

But, I do like both of these images. The simpleness of the first one and the chaoticness (is there such a word?) of the second one.:-)


Alan T Jul 16, 2008 9:45 PM

nhmom wrote:

...I'm not sure I understand what your question is?...
Thanks, Patty, for responding, here & elsewhere.

What I meant was how do you dig huge, deep tractor wheel tracks on each traverse of the field, yet leave behind only faint trails of each wheel, and a pattern of lines at about 30 degrees from your direction of travel?

PS. "Chaos" is the word, I think!

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