Darling Downs: sheds in the cotton

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Comments (10)

bdeh on January 5, 2012

Great shot with nice depth Ian. Greetings Berend

Ian Stehbens on January 5, 2012

Greeings Berend,

You are right. This really needs to be opened out to full size, because otherwise the sheds at the end of the rows and the depth are not so obvious. So thanks for your appreciation. This is "dryland cotton" ~ meaning it isn't irrigated but depends on rainfall, and the moisture retention of the heavy clay soils.

Best wishes,


Imre Lakat on January 6, 2012

Great photo, I really like it .

Like !

Best regards and wishing a nice weekend , Imre

Ian Stehbens on January 6, 2012

Your response certainly pleases me, Imre. Thanks. I like this photo very much too, for the old sheds give it real focus. And you have a great weekend also.


Very good theme from rural life! Like! Greetings Nick

Ian Stehbens on January 8, 2012

Thanks Nick. It is always a joy for me to travel in this rural landscape, and to be among the farming community.

Warm regards from Brisbane.


Teunis Haveman on January 10, 2012

Wonderful depth

It is like provincie Groningen


gr teunis

Ian Stehbens on January 11, 2012

Greetings Teunis. I see what you mean. And like Flevoland too if you take away the will. That the old barn is open, and one looks right through it adds to the perception of depth, I think.

Thanks for you comments and visit.



nopo on March 1, 2012

Hi Ian,Comments about crop lines drawing your eyes to the sheds and then through the open door are certainly true.I very much like the contrasting colours of the rich soil and healthy plants .Peter

Ian Stehbens on March 4, 2012

Good morning Peter.

Thanks for the affirmation and appreciation. The Downs certainly provides plenty of opportunities for landscape photography.


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