Carpentersville Tractor, 7:00 p.m.


This photo was taken on Friday evening in Carpentersville, New Jersey, about 10 minutes from Durham Township. I've shot this farm many times but I'm still amazed by the open sky there and how it dwarfs everything that humans do, even on a relatively large scale like growing crops.

Large version shows much more detail, especially since it was shot at f/22.

Post-processing: Shot with the Canon EOS 5D and the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L lens at 24mm, ISO 200, f/22, shutter 1/125s. Curves adjustments, color balancing.

Thank you for visiting Durham Township!



That tractor is definitely dwarfed. Cool shot.

Posted by keith on May 20, 2007 10:08 AM

The composition with the tractor at the horizon line is fantastic. Feels right to the eyes.

Posted by Robert on May 20, 2007 10:10 AM

How do you manage to get such dynamic range in your photos!? ND filter, or is it the clouds that soften the light?

Posted by hudsong on May 20, 2007 10:17 AM

OH MY GOSH, what a sky!!!!! (where'd you get THAT?) and the cute little red thinger (playmobile?) sets the whole scene off perfectly. The streak of yellow on the horizon like a stroke of cad orange that slowly blends to lemon yellow by a
master,(which, of course...) and then hauled across the landscape by the cute little playmobile tractor with a long highlight cable.......and the foreground textures?......putty knife!

Glad you were there, so we can be! Thank you! (#2047 thru 4625)

P.S. ever see the painting "Cloud World" by Ed Mell?

Posted by david tinnon on May 20, 2007 11:07 AM

......or how about the Red Tractor God planting seeds of light that begin to sprout only minutes latter....?

Posted by david tinnon on May 20, 2007 11:13 AM

The feeling of insignificance. So classic.

The cloud formations here are great.

Posted by Michael George on May 20, 2007 11:19 AM

I love the gold and blue contrast. And the red tractor with it's golden cloud of dust is a nice element! Nice work

Posted by Betsy Barron on May 20, 2007 11:35 AM

Stunning, Kathleen. Gold highlights are amazing. This belongs in a gallery. Better yet, my office wall.

Posted by Jim on May 20, 2007 12:10 PM

Very nice shot, I love the clouds in the sky !

Posted by Inès on May 20, 2007 12:37 PM

Fantastic rural scene!

Posted by Paulo Jorge Oliveira on May 20, 2007 4:44 PM

Yes it's a very beautiful shot. Colors and perspective...

Posted by Phil on May 20, 2007 5:15 PM

Why do you have such great clouds? Our clouds never look like that.

Posted by Richard on May 20, 2007 8:47 PM

It is lovely. In a strange way, the picture seems to depict the 'smallness' of our world in the grand scheme of things :)

Posted by Wanderer on May 20, 2007 10:19 PM

The beauty in this image defies description. I'm speechless.

Posted by Russ on May 20, 2007 11:20 PM

The tractor is nice suprise in this picture.

Posted by riika on May 21, 2007 2:04 AM

A streak of yellow and a dot of red to seperate sky and earth. Love the perspective and the clouds.

Posted by JPH on May 21, 2007 5:22 AM

The tractor does so look like a child's toy! Very beautiful scene!

Posted by Laurie on May 21, 2007 6:05 AM

Like a painting... beautiful painting!

Posted by Tessa on May 21, 2007 7:43 AM

Amazing shot. The lighting is beautiful!

Posted by Alice on May 21, 2007 9:37 AM

Great landscape as always. So many clouds!

Posted by Ryan Rahn on May 21, 2007 12:42 PM

wounderful colors!

Posted by flower photos on May 21, 2007 3:38 PM

I love when you compose photos like this, where like you said, nature dwarves mankind. Beautiful.

Posted by Justin Gaynor on May 21, 2007 4:18 PM

I just love the composition of this shot.

Posted by Tom Brandt on May 21, 2007 11:53 PM

The clouds are just beautiful.

Posted by Daniel on May 22, 2007 1:58 AM

"When I grow too old to dream..."
...I will have your photos to remember.

Ok, guys. This picture is my favourite one – stay away from it ;)

Posted by Marta on May 22, 2007 3:40 AM

Beautiful. Great composition, what a sky, fantastic colors...

Posted by aleksej on June 2, 2007 3:14 PM

Gosh, that sky is just massive. Makes the tractor seem so tiny and insignificant.

Posted by jason on June 4, 2007 2:32 AM

what a scale
i just love it!

Posted by Rui on June 6, 2007 6:52 PM
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