Baled Up!

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Ian Stehbens on January 10, 2008

Bales of fodder on Grimmett's farm frame one of the cotton ginneries in the St George irrigation area. The ginnery bales cotton fibre after ginning. My title is a reference to one of Tom Roberts' famous Australian paintings: Bailed Up in which he depicts a group of bushrangers holding up a horse-drawn coach running between the goldfileds and Melbourne. This painting hung in one of my childhood classrooms.

Marilyn Whiteley on January 10, 2008

It's a beautifully composed shot with excellent lighting. So Ian, it would be very nice if you would add a "hay" tag so that it could join the other "bailed up" photographic subjects from the northern hemisphere's summer. We amassed quite a collection!

Ian Stehbens on January 10, 2008

Hey, I've done that. I was impressed by the collection, but it shows the dominance and globalisation of the round bale technology. I loved your pic, Marilyn of the Indian painted ox, yet I think I award first prize to Daniela Brocca for her distinctive collection. I liked her barn image especially. Ian

Lilypon on February 1, 2008

It looks like you are in the dog days of summer now Ian. I thank you for directing me to this picture because it affects all my senses: I can almost feel the warmth radiating from it, smell of freshly cut hay and hear the crickets, grasshoppers and the buzz of flies. :D Obviously my world has been blanketed for awhile now and is tooooooo quiet....well except for the sound of crunching snow.

Ge Ko on March 7, 2009

Hey Ian, i look me now every day some of your photos. I live in a village. Such bales of straw we have.

a giant mouse from straw

My English is very bad. I use very often the translator. I hope you understand me!

Now I look back at your pictures.

Greetings from the East of Germany,

Ge Ko

Ian Stehbens on March 11, 2009

I understand all your messages in English perfectly, Ge Ko. Of course short sentences are best if you need to use a translator. I hope my English is understandable and translates well. I know I use long sentences and complex thoughts, but perhaps I can encourage your use of written English. I can read a little Deutsch, and use a translator, if you prefer to write in Deutsch.

You say you live in a village. Though I live in Sydney, I grew up in a village too, so I understand rural life.


Ge Ko on March 15, 2009

Ian, danke für Ihr oder Dein Angebot, die Kommentare auf Deutsch zu schreiben.

Freundliche Grüße,

Ge Ko

Ian Stehbens on March 16, 2009

Go ahead, my friend. I look forward to learning more Deutsch.

Freundliche Grüße,


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