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Twilight Harvest by Meowgli Twilight Harvest by Meowgli
Summer's drawing to a close and it's harvest time again. I've been out the past couple of sunsets in search of a decent haybale image and have been lucky enough to have a string of days with some reasonably dramatic clouds and light. While it may be a bit annoying to have to continually wipe the lens free of spots of rain and endure the occasional soaking it's always worth it when the light decides to show and you can come home with some images.

This particular photo was taken about 45 minutes after sunset, almost as an afterthought in the dark as I noticed the rain coming down again on the horizon. There's something about the twilight glow I love, and shooting in near darkness the longer exposure really helped bring out the subtle magic in the colours.

Warwickshire, England.

Adam Edwards Photography
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:iconjalaska24:
Jalaska24 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011
this is such a nice picture!i love the colors. haha, but i've always wondered, what are those things (you called them haybales?) for? and they're like, rolled up... and sitting there. XD
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:iconmeowgli:
Meowgli Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011   Photographer
thanks! well they're called haystacks or haybales but I guess that's just one of those things (like hamburgers are actually beef) cos they're usually made from harvested wheat... the farmer goes around harvesting the wheat and then when he's 'full up' creates a little bale and dumps it on the field for collection later... so basically they're harvested crops that haven't been collected by the farmer yet :XD:
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Jalaska24 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011
you're welcome! and haha, thanks for the info. i have learned something today! >:D *triumph*
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:iconzakily:
Zakily Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Student Writer
this is poetry! :heart:
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:iconmeowgli:
Meowgli Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011   Photographer
what a kind comment!
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:iconla-vita-a-bella:
La-Vita-a-Bella Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011   Photographer
This image has been featured in my latest journal [link]
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La-Vita-a-Bella Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011   Photographer
Love it! :D
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GraphiteColours Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi! Your work has been featured here: [link]
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dwth Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Student Artist
This photo has been featured on Thumbs of the Week 181st to 189th.:wave:
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:iconmeowgli:
Meowgli Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011   Photographer
thanks for the feature! :beer:
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dwth Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Student Artist
You're welcome, my friend! =)
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dukeofspade Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi :D
this work was featured in my 10th edition In The Box Feature [link]
Hope you enjoy it and have a great day!!!

:D
duke
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:iconmeowgli:
Meowgli Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011   Photographer
thanks for the feature!
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:icondukeofspade:
dukeofspade Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
my pleasure :D
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:iconkazimkirmani:
kazimkirmani Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
Another good capture!
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:iconmeowgli:
Meowgli Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011   Photographer
thank you!
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:iconflippinphil:
FlippinPhil Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Professional Photographer
Loving the subtle pink twilight, contrasts wonderfully against the shadows on the background hills.
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:iconmeowgli:
Meowgli Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011   Photographer
cheers Phil
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:iconalban-expressed:
alban-expressed Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
Wonderful.
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:iconmeowgli:
Meowgli Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011   Photographer
cheers Alban
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tourofnature Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
NIce, this reminds me of where I grew up. Well placed FG, nice post-processing too.
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:iconmeowgli:
Meowgli Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011   Photographer
Thanks man
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:iconbojkovski:
Bojkovski Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
great shot
great tones
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:iconmeowgli:
Meowgli Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011   Photographer
Thanks!
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:iconbojkovski:
Bojkovski Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
no problem
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AnnaLevi Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011   Traditional Artist
Awesome!
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:iconmeowgli:
Meowgli Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011   Photographer
Thanks!
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BogdanEpure Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I like it, mate. Nice mood.
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:iconmeowgli:
Meowgli Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011   Photographer
cheers Bogdan
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011   General Artist
lovely light mate, very nice!
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:iconmeowgli:
Meowgli Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011   Photographer
cheers buddy... think I even prefer twilight to sunset at the mo :)
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011   General Artist
no worries, yeah it can be lovely :D
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jamesholephoto Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
Really nice image Adam, the afterglow in the background really helps the bales stand out! All the farmers around here have decided to make square ones which really aren't as visually pleasing as the round ones! :)
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:iconmeowgli:
Meowgli Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011   Photographer
thanks James, ah bad luck that's not very thoughtful of them is it! there are a few fields like that around here too but more of these so I guess we're lucky... at one point I was up on top of a bale tripod n all when the farmer drove past in his tractor... actually almost seemed proud I deemed his handiwork photo-worthy :lol:
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iJohnPK Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
Beyond Words!
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:iconmeowgli:
Meowgli Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011   Photographer
:)
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JonnyGoodboy Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Top result mate,fabulous looking image :camera:
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:iconmeowgli:
Meowgli Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011   Photographer
cheers dude :D
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:iconancoben:
ancoben Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
nice light on the bales, I still don't like to think of summer drawing to a close
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:iconmeowgli:
Meowgli Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011   Photographer
nor me, but at least there's consolation from a photographer's point of view that it turns into autumn :)
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snaphappy101 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing pic! :)
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:iconmeowgli:
Meowgli Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011   Photographer
:)
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SebastianKraus Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Fantastic! Well done!
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:iconmeowgli:
Meowgli Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011   Photographer
Thanks Sebastian
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Intergrativeone Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Professional General Artist
For something so ordinary you have done well.... it is amazing all the work that goes into a harvested field. The farmers work is never done. Magnificent clouds and worth a few sprinkles... :sun:
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:iconmeowgli:
Meowgli Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011   Photographer
Thank you very much... the pic with the good clouds is still to come :)
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GroovyGeek Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011
These shots work great with a really wide angle lens, when your glass is almost touching the hay and creating the impression of a huge bale running from here till infinity.
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:iconmeowgli:
Meowgli Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011   Photographer
Hehe that was my staple composition while shooting these :) Will have to sort through the rest of the pics but I think there's a b&w of those coming up.
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Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Professional Photographer
Agreed. There are so many colors that you pick up after the sun is down that you just wouldn't think about. Nice composition and editing feller.
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Meowgli Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011   Photographer
Thanks my man
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