Standing tall

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Comments (7)

Syl de Canada on July 20, 2008

I like this one too Marilyn, I like the colours all together. cheers Sylvie

Marilyn Whiteley on July 20, 2008

Thank you blai and Sylvie, and especially for the Yellow Star, blai.

This is no longer an active farm. Except during the summer, the owners live hundreds of miles away; a nearby farmer takes the hay crop from the land. Nevertheless this scene expresses for me the essence of dairy farming in Wisconsin and more widely in the Midwestern states and in parts of Canada, too. Cheers, Marilyn

Ryan Calhoun on July 25, 2008

Marilyn, this is wonderful! Great colors, and a nice little hay bale in the background.

Cheers, Ryan

Marilyn Whiteley on July 26, 2008

Ryan, I'm glad you like it. It seems to me the quintessential "barn and silos in dairyland" view. The irony is that this farm is no longer in operation, but is well cared for by the son of a family who once farmed here. I suppose that helps preserve its "quintessential" nature: a working farm would probably be more cluttered!! (The son and his wife spend summers here.) Cheers, Marilyn

Tom Lussier on July 29, 2008

Nicely composed capture Marilyn. It is, very much, "quintessential". Thanks for sharing.

Regards, Tom

Marilyn Whiteley on August 7, 2008

Sorry I missed replying, Tom. I'm glad you like it. I grew up in an town Illinois town that calls itself "the milk center of the world"--just five miles south of the Wisconsin border. So this kind of view makes me feel very much at home. Best wishes, Marilyn

© Tom Cooper on June 15, 2011

I see enough barns and silos that are falling down that I wonder about those that are "Standing tall." How long will they persist? How long until all these family farms are swallowed up in corporate milk factories?

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on July 19, 2008
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Marilyn Whiteley
    • Camera: OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. SP550UZ
    • Taken on 2008/07/18 15:50:51
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/400)
    • Focal Length: 8.20mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO50
    • Exposure Bias: -0.30 EV
    • No flash

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