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Ploughing-the old way

Posted by
CElliottUK (Reading, United Kingdom) on 5 October 2011 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Question to you country folk out there in AM3-land
What they were ploughing was a field where the crop had already been taken, however, it left stalks with amazing colour leaves
They were green, yellow, orange, red, and purple
Does anyone have any idea what this crop could have been?

Canon EOS 7D 1/6400 second F/2.8 ISO 500 70 mm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Magnificent and powerfully gentle creatures those horses are . . cannot help on the crop ID as they grow only concrete here.

5 Oct 2011 5:13am

Luke from Spokane Washington, United States

It's cool to see this done the old fashioned way!

5 Oct 2011 5:22am

sunstonemaria from California, United States

a great image - love the clarity of every detail - they are so beautiful!

5 Oct 2011 5:23am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

The colors are lovely and the horses magnificent...well done!

5 Oct 2011 6:59am

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

superbly executed shot, again, lovely

5 Oct 2011 7:23am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

As fuel prices go through the ceiling and the global recession bites = surely we are looking at the future in this shot !

5 Oct 2011 7:24am

@Nigel: And they fertilise as they go!

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Wonderful image and wonderful animals!

5 Oct 2011 7:24am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Wonderful shot..

5 Oct 2011 7:39am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

A beautiful image, my grandfather had a farm and tilled fields. This may be the raves that were planted in this field!! Good day.

5 Oct 2011 7:40am

Sally from Glasgow, United Kingdom

no idea but it looks pretty

5 Oct 2011 8:41am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Fantastic colors and light... No idea about the crops, sorry. Have a lovely day Chris :)

5 Oct 2011 8:45am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Not a clue, but glad that an old tradition continues. I also love to see these Clydesdales working pulling a brewer's dray.

5 Oct 2011 8:49am

David from Avranches, France

The way things used to be, those were the days.

5 Oct 2011 8:54am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Beautiful pair of horses....like there furry legs...Nice Question ...^_^

5 Oct 2011 9:24am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Superbly captured, can't help you on the crop.

5 Oct 2011 9:27am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Lovely documentary shot, Chris.

5 Oct 2011 9:48am

J.R. from Ginowan, Japan

Clydesdale's lovely they are a beautiful team, well captured

5 Oct 2011 12:10pm

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Beautiful light and texture.
As to what they plow
Your question leaves a furrow in my brow

5 Oct 2011 12:21pm

Don - Slackwater from Spokane, United States

These draft horses look completely up to the job of pulling this one-blade plow. The fellow handling the plow gets jerked around trying to guide and keep in the furrow straight. Fine acton shot.

5 Oct 2011 2:39pm

STEED from D, France

A so nice picture .......Superb !!!

5 Oct 2011 2:42pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

No idea what the crop could be, but this image's clarity and detail is superb. Fine shot Chris!

5 Oct 2011 3:23pm

M@ndy from London, United Kingdom

A brilliant harvest festival image

5 Oct 2011 4:47pm

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

das ist ein sehr gutes Foto.

5 Oct 2011 4:59pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

A beautiful scene of an another time... horses are superb !

5 Oct 2011 5:24pm

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Asparagus? Wild guess.
Lovely to see these old horses working well.

5 Oct 2011 5:27pm

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

Sensation of power...

5 Oct 2011 5:56pm

Stefanie from Paris, France

Great scene of this "old way" to work on the fields.

5 Oct 2011 7:07pm

ursulakatariina from Greenock, United Kingdom

This I would love to see happening more... People would be happier and healthier if they weren't using so much different machines to do all the work...
Your shot is great, somehow it looks like the people in this shot were miniatures.
My wild guess for the crop is rutabaga...

5 Oct 2011 7:10pm

vaFA from tehran, Iran

Nice close-up.beautiful landscape.well done.

5 Oct 2011 8:33pm

Sandy Weston from Maine, United States

Geesh Chris...maybe parsnip, beets...even swiss chard can come in all colors....would be neat to find out. Asparagus is something we grow. It has a tall feathery fern-like plant it leaves behind which you let go to seed before cutting down—you don't need to turn that under to grow back ever year. Love those horses :)

5 Oct 2011 8:36pm

franz from Baden, Austria

a practitioner of a lost art ... i remember farmers ploughing like this when i was youg(er) ...
re the plant ... sorry, no idea!

5 Oct 2011 8:37pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Sorry, I don't know the crop. But really fantastic colors and very beautiful image.

5 Oct 2011 8:46pm

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

Amazing horses...great find of this old system. Is this a show or demonstration or some sort of those things? Sorry don't know the crop...I'll better ask my grandmother. =)

5 Oct 2011 10:54pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

This is beautiful, but they were definitely in need footbaths when they finished!

5 Oct 2011 11:48pm

myky from Ontario, Canada

What a great capture...love the fur in motion on the hooves!

6 Oct 2011 2:57am

Sam from Chennai, India

Wonderful. The horses look magnificent. Beautiful colors. Love it. :)

6 Oct 2011 3:37am

Philip from Reading, United Kingdom

rainbow chard?

6 Oct 2011 9:03am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

The horses are gorgeous.

9 Oct 2011 10:15pm

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

I think the colourful leaves are just from weeds, for there are also stubbles left from the crop, don´t think they are attached to the leaves. A beautiful litten shot of old school working the fields.

10 Oct 2011 11:29am

Canon EOS 7D
1/6400 second
F/2.8
ISO 500
70 mm