Jakey Planting Alfalfa III

This is the same field that Jakey had been disking a few days before; on this day Jakey was planting alfalfa seed. He was a bit frustrated because the seed was coming through the machine too quickly - tomorrow I'll post further photos from this series with more detail of the work involved.

Images processed with multiple curves adjustments, fading with 'multiply' and 'overlay' modes, and saturation/desaturation of selected colors. Quite a bit of 'dust busting' due to the extreme circumstances in which these photos were shot! Also exposed some of the shots slightly longer than necessary to create bit of blur.

Sorry about the delays between posts but I'm catching up on stuff now that school is nearly done! Will be posting daily again soon.

Thanks again, everyone! All of your comments, constructive criticism especially, are really wonderful.



Your photographs are beautiful.
My Aunt and Uncle lived in Littlestown Pa, and the country around there looked like this. My cousin still lives there, but I understand they are building up all around her. It's a shame, people should have some places like this left to show what Early america looked like.
Thank you for showing them. S

Posted by Suzanne at November 14, 2005 1:01 AM

its a shame you take such beautiful photos but choose to photoshop them so drastically, enough with the fake saturation, fake soft focus affects, let your pictures speak for themselves

Posted by concerned viewer at April 12, 2007 10:44 PM

I absolutely love what you did with this in photoshop. Few people realize how much patience and planning goes into a shot like this. Your work in photoshop is an interpretation of how you felt when you pushed the shutter release. Bravo. Well done. I would be proud to have a shot like this in my portfolio.

Posted by Kevin at September 30, 2007 9:16 PM
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