Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Double Arrows


The loading dock for hay and other feed from J.D. Redhouse is also the exit passage for their parking lot, so for just a moment or two, we all get to feel like farmers.

17 comments:

Babzy said...

very clever to have noticed the double arrows ;) great !

bitingmidge said...

I can smell it from here too, arrows or not!

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Hilda said...

It took me some time to see the smaller arrow.

I like the smell of newly-mown grass (though it makes my nose itchy). Does hay smell similar?

brattcat said...

nice shot. love the textures and light.

Halcyon said...

It took me a minute to see the double arrows. Very neat!

Kym said...

The light arrow is a bit magical. I feel like I could follow it to a C.S. Lewis type place.

Chuck Pefley said...

Marvelous! Framing and exposure are excellent. The more we look, the more we see ... Gold Star today :))

Amy Wachspress said...

Ah-chooo!
Hey, what a perfectly executed photo. Bravo.

Ron Bloomquist said...

Good eye!

eric said...

Brilliant!

Walker said...

Beautiful composition, lovely. I'm a new follower.

Petrea said...

I gasped when this loaded onto my screen. Brilliant. You are brilliant.

USelaine said...

I'm glad you all enjoyed this as much as I liked spotting it. I had tried on a couple of other occasions to get shots of the back loading area when all I had for light was the overhead fluorescent ones, but they never worked. I was out taking pictures of the mural, seen yesterday, when I noticed some sunlight slanting in to the hay in the dock. How it presented itself was just pure luck. I couldn't believe how the painted arrow notched in with the light. Ten minutes later, and I would have missed it. As we all know, don't leave home without your camera, and pay attention to light first, subject second. I've seen what most of you people do, so I know I'm preaching to the choir.

As for the smell, I'm not an expert, but I think different kinds of hay have different smells, sort of like beer might have to enthusiasts. In my experience, alfalfa hay smells different than other hay, which can be oats, wheat, or barley grass. If you were making a perfume of it, you might use some essence of mowed grass, toned down with notes of powdered wheat flour and dry clay. Hilda, that's the best I can do. I'm only semi-rural.

USelaine said...

Hey! Hay? I forgot to thank you all! Thanks!

raf said...

Hay now, that's one keen eye you have, Elaine, to pick that fleeting moment to capture an excellent image!

Petrea said...

Thanks for talking about the smell. I remember it from kid-hood, sweet and earthy. There are horse barns near here. I should make a visit.

Kris said...

That green hay might give me a stomach ache. Maybe leave it to the vegans.