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Soybeans

Next week I will still be showing fields but am focussing on one field with different shots.  I could do the same for this soybean field as I got several shots with focus on a different subjects within the field.

 

Views are varied on An Island Walk.

Soybeans

Next week I will still be showing fields but am focussing on one field with different shots.  I could do the same for this soybean field as I got several shots with focus on a different subjects within the field.

 

Views are varied on An Island Walk.

comments (22)

Well I like the perspective on this one!
Mary MacADNski: I do too. It was a very nice field and the rows were further apart than is usual.
I like your selective focus Mary... it looks like they are two separate fields....petersmile
Mary MacADNski: I got lots of different views on my stop
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 19 Oct 2012, 06:47
This is a superb agriscape, Mary. Is the soybean nearly ready for harvest?
Mary MacADNski: Not even close in this shot. The field usually look dead for about a month before they are harvested. Some of the beans are still green in this field. There are still many, many fields of soybeans to harvest.
  • Sally
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 19 Oct 2012, 06:59
Such lovely colours and textures Mary.
Mary MacADNski: The landscape is just that in the country these days.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 19 Oct 2012, 07:24
A very nice study in greens & yellows Mary
Mary MacADNski: This shot was taken a month ago so most pods would be brown by now. It was very pretty at this stage.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 19 Oct 2012, 09:18
Interesting how bushy these appear in the foreground then tidy rows in the distance Mary.
Mary MacADNski: This seems to be planted with more space between the rows than is usual.
Soy is booming business these days
Mary MacADNski: It certainly is grown in huge amounts here.
I like this, the two different types of lines. Also the fence on the link really is my type of shot.
Mary MacADNski: I'm glad you went in An Island Walk, Brian. I may show another version of that shot here in a few weeks. I am showing another soybean field next.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 19 Oct 2012, 13:15
The various angles is something that one gets to appreciate even more when walking your stretch with a camera in hand.
Mary MacADNski: What we focus on in our eye is ever changing when we a view a field, a building or even a face.
I like how the pods seem to be dancing in the foliage
Mary MacADNski: That is a lovely way to put it. They are nice at this stage with the colours all different. Most now are just one colour, may that be light, medium or dark, according to the variety of seed.
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 19 Oct 2012, 13:31
Nice to catch up again, Mary - what a lovely field
Mary MacADNski: This was taken 3 to 4 weeks ago and so pretty then.
I like your field studies Mary
Mary MacADNski: Thank you. They are a favorite subject of mine and always have been.
Warm tones and great perspective of soybean fields, Mary. Have Island farmers switched from potatoes to soybeans?
Mary MacADNski: There are crop rotation laws that require a certain amount of rotations of another crop be produced between potato crops. Soybeans, being a legume are very beneficial to the soil and are often used as one of the crops in rotation. They command a good price too so are very popular.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 19 Oct 2012, 14:53
For those of us who didn't grow up with this, Mary, it's very educational. I see it all over the Netherlands now...but just not soybeans! smile
Mary MacADNski: I've answered a few other comments with some information explaining other aspects you might be interested in.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 19 Oct 2012, 17:36
A fine series - I especially like the patterns of the field in the background!
Mary MacADNski: Thank you, Philine. You might like next week's shots.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 19 Oct 2012, 18:04
Always wondered what they looked like - now I know.
Mary MacADNski: These are just the shells covering the beans and there are only a few yellow leaves on the plants. A month before they were green plants with the seed pods entirely invisible under the green canopy of leaves. Now they are brown sticks hanging with brown pods. They stay in that stage for a month or so, maturing and hopefully drying. Even in rain they will mature but not necessarily dry. They might then have to be fried with blowers.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 19 Oct 2012, 18:44
I like the detail in the crop close to the camera and then the rows in the distance.
Mary MacADNski: Thanks, Alan.
Makes for an interesting pattern, Mary.
Mary MacADNski: Like most row crops, the patterns can be attractive.
There is something calming about this...
Mary MacADNski: Your name is very calming to me.
Interesting composition, Mary.
Mary MacADNski: Need to see those beans against the rather oddly planted field.
Very nice. Reminds me of an impressionist painting.
Mary MacADNski: Others in this series really do as a matter of fact have that look very much.
Very nice composition with the layers contrast Mary!
Mary MacADNski: Thank you. I have other nice ones from this field.

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