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fields of dreams

fields of dreams
sony alpha a77 ii set to manual and fitted with a manual focus minolta 70-210 legacy 'beercan' lens with homemade ring filter attached

shot for 'the sunday challenge' - evoking a mood. a norfolk organic barley field populated with poppies and backdropped by the other side of a gentle rural valley provides my 'mood' image for this week. memories of childhood and a peaceful happy go lucky era come flooding back.

Andy Rodker, Rafael, Jef Chastria, JuMu and 31 other people have particularly liked this photo


30 comments - The latest ones
 Valfal
Valfal club
Oh yes, a beautiful scene full of peace! I love how you achieved depth with the focus on a strip of the poppies :)

Welcome back, Jon, you have been sorely missed!
7 years ago.
 Jon Smith
Jon Smith
oh thanks a lot val. that's very kind!
7 years ago.
 Steve Harland
Steve Harland
I agree with the comment above about the focus. And the minimal combinations of colour works really well also.
7 years ago.
Jon Smith
has replied to Steve Harland
cheers steve!
7 years ago.
 autofantasia
autofantasia club
I spent much of my childhood growing up in the country so this really works for me! :)
7 years ago.
Jon Smith
has replied to autofantasia club
thanks a lot auto!
7 years ago.
 beverley
beverley club
o0o a lovely light picture which suits the poppies very much indeed ....o0o
7 years ago.
Jon Smith
has replied to beverley club
thank you bev!
7 years ago.
 Clickity Click
Clickity Click club
Love it, I'll leave the technical reasons to those more knowledgeable than I ... the scattered poppies remind me of Claude Monet... very tranquil Jon. :) instant fave here. Welcome back :)
7 years ago.
 Jon Smith
Jon Smith
cheers lady c! monet or strawberries and cream...both do nicely for me :-)
7 years ago.
 Shuttering Yukon
Shuttering Yukon
good to have ya back in the seat! this is fantastic Jon. I love the beige colour with that splash of red from the poppies... most excellent shot and it made me smile, even though I have never been there.
7 years ago.
Jon Smith
has replied to Shuttering Yukon
thanks wendi. the norfolk countryside in summer is a great place to be...no big lakes or mountains like in the yukon though!
7 years ago. Edited 7 years ago.
 Amazingstoker
Amazingstoker club
very nice, great compo and colour combo, yep I can feel the warm summer sun

and welcome back too
7 years ago.
Jon Smith
has replied to Amazingstoker club
thanks very much monsieur tozer
7 years ago.
 Nylonbleu
Nylonbleu
such a fabulous poppy field, beautiful like an impressionist painting, the colors are fabulous , oh, and I can feel the wind !
7 years ago. Edited 7 years ago.
 Pam J
Pam J club
Having lived in the King's Lynn area I love this reminder. Its a beautiful photo.
7 years ago. Edited 7 years ago.
 Wierd Folkersma
Wierd Folkersma club
beautiful structures of fields and fits very well with the roses, great use of colors
7 years ago.
 Esther
Esther club
Gorgeous pops of color.
7 years ago.
 HaarFager
HaarFager club
Great shot and a great lens! Those beercans are solid!
7 years ago.
 Claudine Gaulier-Denis
Claudine Gaulier-Den…
j'aime
7 years ago.
 Ganymede
Ganymede
Les coquelicots ajoutent du charme à la photo. Vive la culture "bio" !!!
7 years ago.
 pajmcb
pajmcb
Outstanding work.
Great picture.
7 years ago.
 Alain Atrân
Alain Atrân
Superbe!!
7 years ago.
 Annemarie
Annemarie club
its good to be back to your beautiful images:)
7 years ago.
 Gillian Everett
Gillian Everett club
Beautiful field of memories :-)
7 years ago.
 Sami Serola (inactive)
Sami Serola (inactiv… club
Excellent ambiance! =)
7 years ago.
 Indycaver (Norm)
Indycaver (Norm) club
Beautiful photo Jon!
7 years ago.
 H C
H C
Beautiful shot. Love the almost abstract feel to this and I just love poppies.
7 years ago.
 Karen's Place
Karen's Place club
Wow, this is gorgeous Jon!!
7 years ago.
 Pamo67
Pamo67
CONGRATULATIONS from the MEMBERS of EXPLORED 4U
7 years ago.

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