10.30.2019 A change of pace

I don’t post many images with buildings nor do I photograph farm animals all that much.  But this weekend provided a few opportunities so I took advantage.  Of course they also include foliage.

Another opportunity with a dark sky and illuminated foliage on Moody Bridge Road in Hadley.


I’ve been passing this farm for years.  It’s right next to Route 116 in Deerfield along the way to Conway and Ashfield.  Another spot I’ve been meaning to photograph with the ivy climbing that silo.

And this curious Hereford decided to come over and see if I had some wire cutters.

Tomorrow I’ll moooove on to my regularly scheduled blogging.

About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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25 Responses to 10.30.2019 A change of pace

  1. Leya says:

    Great colours you have over there, Steve – here they have rained and blowed away, unfortunately not a colourful autumn for us. And – Did you take out the wire cutters to help the pretty one?

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  2. Ann Mackay says:

    That dark sky sets off the foliage beautifully. 🙂

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  3. shoreacres says:

    I’m a sucker for good farm photos, and I really enjoyed this series: especially the buildings and silo. I enjoy cows, too. There’s a herd that wanders the fields alongside the road leading into the Brazoria refuge, and I’ll occasionally stop to chat with them. They’re just as curious as this beauty — and just occasionally one will find its own way through the fence and end up at the refuge.

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    • We have enough farms still remaining, although their numbers are sadly dwindling, that there are opportunities to photograph them in most of our towns here.I should do more but the “hand of man” doesn’t attract me very often. Must be interesting doing a nature walk and coming upon a cow.
      I’ve looked at the second view so many times driving to a few different locations requiring travel that way. I was late getting home but couldn’t resist stopping with all that nice foliage dressing the buildings.


  4. I’m really glad you did this. The first one especially is beautiful just because of its colors. But it wouldn’t be the same without the cows.

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  5. In the first photograph, did you consider waiting until the cows wandered away so you could have a clear view of the trees?

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    • Not really. As I just mentioned to Linda, I was late for getting home so didn’t have a lot of time to spare. I did a closer up of just the buildings and trees but found the wider view with cows more to my liking.


  6. I love these photos, they look just like the southern end of Seneca County, where I grew up. Those are content-looking cows. That silo is supporting an impressive growth of wild grape or Virginia creeper, I wonder if it’ll be totally engulfed in a few years.
    The colors and dramatic sky in the first shot grab your attention, but I actually think the cows contribute to a nice shot, a bit like an old-time Dutch painting .

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    • The cows didn’t seem very concerned about much, just keeping the lawn trimmed and waiting for the sly to clear so they could catch some rays. I am not sure of the plant on the silo and should see if I can get a closer view sometime. I think the growth may slowly make the silo disappear. I haven’t shared it here yet, but a few days ago I got some images of ivy that has taken over a brick building here in town and completely cover some windows. I’ll share it one of these days.
      I agree that, in both cases, the cows add an element that gives the picture a more complete feel. More typical of what a farm looks like. Thanks.

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  7. Beautiful farm scenes that you have captured. I have not seen any really nice rural scenes in a long time and these are balm to my eyes.

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  8. bluebrightly says:

    I happen to love cows, and I love all three of these. Your processing is perfect.

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  9. Karen says:

    Oh I love that first shot, the trees the sky and the colours.

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