This photograph was taken on Thursday morning. Jakey was indoors repairing some of the farm equipment because the fields were too wet to plant corn.
Check out the larger version for more detail.
This shot goes out to regular commenters "Kayt" and "Gypsy" : Kayt wanted to see more photos of indoor farm scenes, and Gypsy wanted to see more photos of Jakey. (I feel like a DJ.)
Camera settings and post-processing: Shot with the Canon EOS 5D and the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L lens at 24mm, ISO 1600, f/4.5, 1/80s. Curves adjustments, color balancing, slight perspective correction, no noise reduction. Tricky lighting + a subject that doesn't stay still keeps me on my toes! I'd like to photograph the shop (which I call "The Farm Museum") with a tripod when the evening summer sun is coming in the door.
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Wonderfully complex composition.
Wow! Thanks, Kathleen, for reference above- I do love to see what's happening both outside and inside your community- you do a superb job with both! :)
I love this! There is so much texture/color/intrigue/pattern with tool wall. It's immediately grasping/inviting. Jakey's expression is priceless, almost like he's thinking about anything/everything other than "work' related to tools. Cute! Such an entertaining contrast between human and interior environment. :)
Waoo ! This shop looks like an organized mess ;D
Peeking out from among the tools on the wall
Is Miss Dairy Queen(??)and the tractor Farmall.
Surrounded by a collection that seemingly has no end
Who knows what you might need when there is something to mend.
So Jakey sits thinking upon his workbench throne,
Might my next job be wrenching or cutter blades to hone?
Great shot! I love an organized mess. My garage and workbench look very similar.
And I'll bet Jakey knows EXACTLY where everything is. Wow! He's got quite an angelic look on his face.
Unfortunately Jakey has his eyes set on another lady, her photo is top left in the workshop! Love this shot, one of my favourite indoor farm shots from you Kathleen. So much detail and texture - and that trademark natural lighting and feel to it as well.
A state of mind....with matching shoes. Great poster (guys would buy it for the tool content--girls would buy it for the Jakey content).....and there is no more likely place to see a state of mind so perfectly done, thank you.
You've been off your game for a while, but now you're back!
Great image - wonderful processing, the image is well exposed and full of beautiful detail
Very nice, It is your best photo last year ;) I like it.
kinda looks like my kid's room!
Very nice shot. I see he has got the required pin-up calander. Wouldn't be a maintenence shop without it.
His earthly frame is benched in suspension,
while his capped brain ponders some other dimension,
were jobs are plenty and easy to find,
and the tools of the trade are all in his mind.
But soon comes the sun,
and soon drys the ground,
and soon on the bench,
his butt won't be found.
Super shot Kathleen. Now that is what I call a farm workshop. This is just how I remember my grandfathers farm workshop, other than the young guy in a white t-shirt anyway. 8-)
It almost looks like he's trying to remember where he left something. Of course he probably does know where everything is and I'm just projecting my thoughts from looking at the organized chaos there. Excellent work with this one and of course you handled the light with finesse.
Your photos of Jakey and the farm are some of my favorites. You are documenting a way of life that is vanishing, but that is so important here in Pennsylvania. And, you do it so beautifully. Many, many thanks!
JPH and David Tinnon: Someday, when there is a payroll, I'm putting you two on it. :)
A guy checking out his callouses...
Thanks again for sharing your art with us
Norman Rockwell would have liked this photo. You've captured so much more than Jakey and the shop. Fabulous work, Kathleen.