Take a Seat and Rest Your Feet....

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© Andrea Petersen
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Heaven is my throne and earth is my footstool...Acts. 7: 49

This is a candid that I shot of some farmers who came to a Horse Draft Field day and needed a place to rest while they were watching the show. Since there were no chairs in the field, they made do with hay bales. It was very rugged walking that day with stubble's of cut corn stalks to trip your feet on and it was understandable why they needed a place to sit down on whatever they could find ..I was just thankful I could walk around to shoot pictures without falling on my face:) We have not seen or heard of another Horse Draft Field Day since then in our part of the country but it was well worth going to.

I converted my photograph into a sepia tone and got the idea for a border around it from a photography bookI checked out of the library that I am reading of the diaries and photographs of Countess Sophia Tolstoy. I loved the sepia tone of her works and also the beige colored border that she used on some of her pictures with the cross bar was similar to what I am using here..

October 1, 2005
Camera model Kodak DX 7590
Focal length 56 mm
Aperture F/3.10
Shutter 1/800 sec.
ISO 80

Thank you so much Deborah Downes for the courtesy of the spotlight!

14 responses

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece gave props (4 Apr 2012):

    I had read your photo essay and voted on it a while back. I would love to see a Horse Draft Field Day. This is an excellent entry to the Take a Seat challenge!!! I have never heard them before but of course it would be something in the farming world, not big city like we are here. This is an excellent entry to the challenge. I really like the sepia and framing on this photo. I will make a note to look in our library for Countess Sophia Tolstoy, it sound like an interesting book to see!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (4 Apr 2012):

    This is great!!!! Love it.

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (4 Apr 2012):

    this is awesome! i like that it could have been yesterday or it could have been 50 years ago.

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (4 Apr 2012):

    Hay bales make great chairs! I love the sepia tone and the framing of this image. This is such an interesting candid capture and perfect for the theme!

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (5 Apr 2012):

    A FABULOUS entry Andrea... you did a fantastic job with this, I love it ...so much to see. A blast from days gone by!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (5 Apr 2012):

    The sepia is absolutely perfect to capture the perfect feel for this scene! Good theme entry!

  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (5 Apr 2012):

    Great entry!

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (5 Apr 2012):

    Wonderful entry , image, and love the frame !

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (6 Apr 2012):

    This is a fabulous entry. It has a timeless feel. Beautiful work!

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (6 Apr 2012):

    Love this down to earth entry!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (6 Apr 2012):

    Smiling. Such a delightful take on this theme. Really love the tones and framing. This should be "HOT".

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (6 Apr 2012):

    Thank you all for your kind words and a special thank you to Deborah Downes for the spotlight..

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (7 Apr 2012):

    Worth a ticket to a front row seat in JPG's Theme Park.

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