Lovely shot! When I was a kid, the farmers moved away from the traditional rectangular hay bales to these, I remember seeing them the first time and wondering why? what was wrong with the traditional ones? I guess I'll never know!
25 Sep 2010 6:02am
That sun is amazing - the rays touching the ground. Fabulous in b&w
25 Sep 2010 6:50am
Nice shot in black and white...these round hay bales are so European.
I didn't know we did it this way in USA.
Looks like I'm not the only one interested in 'round versus rectangular.' :-)
Nice shot and interesting to with BnW as this scene is most likely burning gold
25 Sep 2010 7:22am
A wonder that sun, splendid B & W 5 *. Good day.
25 Sep 2010 8:02am
WOW! The sun is simply amazing!! A fantastic shot, Jack! Brilliant!
25 Sep 2010 8:31am
Nice F/22.0 shot.
25 Sep 2010 8:40am
Nice star and nice bw !
25 Sep 2010 8:56am
Great shot, fantastic....
25 Sep 2010 9:14am
Oh my, great sunburst. PS filter here? Looks familiar.
25 Sep 2010 10:27am
@Formerly Known as MontereyJohn: Thanks. No filter.
Good shot and processing! HDR?
25 Sep 2010 10:51am
@Paco Díaz: Thanks. No HDR; it probably would have helped
Excellent shot in B & W...
Love the rays of the sun and the bales of hay in the foreground...
25 Sep 2010 12:55pm
great capture with the sunburst.
25 Sep 2010 1:21pm
Fantastic shot whit a delicate B&W
25 Sep 2010 1:24pm
Lovely compo, perfect balance between ground and sky.
25 Sep 2010 1:28pm
A very strong shot of these bales with an absolutely spectacular sun.
25 Sep 2010 2:50pm
wow, such amazing lights here! both the frame and the details are superb,very nicely captured!!
I love these items in the field of geometric shapes as the sun so perfect, is a wonderful photography friend Jack! Terrific!!! Muchos besos, Adela
25 Sep 2010 2:59pm
Wow, that is a magical shot. Really special. I LOVE the b/w and your starry addition. The seem to be worshipping the sun.
25 Sep 2010 3:25pm
@Bettina: The sunburst was the result of shooting at f/22.
nice capture of sun shine !!
25 Sep 2010 4:19pm
I love the rolled bales! (out here we have cubes..) Aside from that I love that you've included the sun which make it feel as if I have been toiling in the hot sun all day!
25 Sep 2010 4:40pm
The great sunburst goes well with this sun drenched scene. Nicely done.
25 Sep 2010 4:43pm
Oh ! that larger bagels have in USA
25 Sep 2010 5:25pm
So special, Jack. Love that sunburst, but more, the activity captured in the b/w image.
25 Sep 2010 5:31pm
Special effect, well processed.
25 Sep 2010 5:52pm
Gorgeous mono and sunburst !
25 Sep 2010 5:58pm
Beautiful compo, superb light!
25 Sep 2010 6:19pm
25 Sep 2010 7:13pm
This is simply breathtaking as a shot, you are really talented.
25 Sep 2010 7:23pm
Wonderful black and white, where the starburst steals the show.
25 Sep 2010 7:55pm
@Curly: Thank you. I find starbursts very tricky. Right now, it seems to be more a matter of luck than skill.
25 Sep 2010 8:39pm
Ooooh!!! That it is beautiful incredible this sunbeam, that gives this tone to your photo..
25 Sep 2010 9:33pm
A 5 ***** shot for real !!!
25 Sep 2010 9:54pm
Another favorite subject of mine. Well done, Jack.
26 Sep 2010 12:01am
That starburst is brilliant.
26 Sep 2010 12:08am
The brilliant sun sure makes a cool shot.
26 Sep 2010 2:59am
I tend to like the farm field photos.. my mother was brought up on a farm. So the rolls in the field are a true harvest look.. adding that sun you have an image that's just golden.
26 Sep 2010 3:22am
Love this shot - and love it in B/w -
26 Sep 2010 4:14am
Wonderful Jack ! I love this picture !
26 Sep 2010 7:00am
Love this B&W & compo, splendid.
27 Sep 2010 10:51am
Lovely capture..i have never been able to capture a shot like this without sun flares..you seem to have somehow master that...the difference between square and round roll bails...the round one are less fire prone in the barns and hay keep longer this way..as i was told..
6 Oct 2010 5:48pm
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