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photoblog image The end of a working day.
The end of a working day.|

The end of a working day.

Minimum tillage has largely replaced traditional ploughing, suited to dryer and more stable soils. Environmental benefits of these systems include reductions in soil erosion, nitrate leaching and fuel use, increased soil organic matter and improved soil structure.

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Fine composition John, really like how the colours work in this!
John Prior: I watched him working another field and took some shots, then continued my evening walk, on the way back I found him parked In an ideal place on an adjacent field which he had just started to till. Thanks Fred
This is a great shot. Reminds me of our Sunday drives as a kid looking over farmer's fields. (My dad owned and managed a fertilizer plant and knew every farmer in the area.)
John Prior: The farming lifestyle greatly appeals to me. Thanks Jacquelyn.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 16 Apr 2012, 04:58
Great colours. Great picture, love the shadows and the view.
John Prior: I watched him working another field and took some shots, then continued my evening walk, on the way back I found him parked In an ideal place on an adjacent field which he had just started to till. Thanks Astrid.
beautiful composition and the treatment is most appropriate here
John Prior: Thanks a lot Ayush
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 16 Apr 2012, 06:45
Your images are always a sight for sore eyes, John. I LOVE this! Any farmer would love this on his wall. smile
John Prior: Very kind Ginnie
One of your best for me John. wonderful feel to this picture
John Prior: Thanks a lot Bill
  • Richard Trim
  • At last I am back in Leicester
  • 16 Apr 2012, 07:54
Had he gone to relieve himself behind that tree.

A fine image John
John Prior: Now there's a thought, I think it was past his teatime, he had done another large field before starting this one. Thanks Richard
I wish every farmer could share your comments. Superb image as well.
John Prior: Thanks you Juan
  • Chris
  • England
  • 16 Apr 2012, 08:39
A beautifully lit picture John
John Prior: Thanks a lot Chris
Well he could have completed his tillage before he knocked off John. Interesting stuff though.
John Prior: Come on now, he's had a hard day in his air conditioned cab while the sat nav drove the tractor smile
nice light and color
John Prior: Thank you Chantal
  • Pedroeric
  • United Kingdom
  • 16 Apr 2012, 10:16
Great colours in this John a work horse at rest.

Great capture and composition.
John Prior: I was really lucky that he decided to finish for the day in this position. Thanks Peter
These practices are popular here too but deep plowing is also still used. Erosion is such a serious problem here.

With your late day shot turning the soil red, this could be a shot from here. Beautiful!~
John Prior: Hi Mary, I understand that the Oklahoma dust bowl experience was one of the prime motivators to develop new methods. Seed drilling is also combined with tilling now as this saves even more ground compaction and of course on time and fuel.
  • SAVO
  • United Kingdom
  • 16 Apr 2012, 11:34
Superb textures John!! Superb...HDR?
John Prior: Strictly speaking not HDR, I used NIK Color Effex Pro.
Love the warm tones you've given this, John. I agree with Ginnie; I can definitely see this hanging on a farmer's wall.
John Prior: Thanks a lot Beverly
This is good John.
John Prior: Thank you Michael
Great composition John & love the light and clouds.
John Prior: I was really lucky that he decided to finish for the day in this position. Thanks Martin
I saw this on Flickr this morning and guessed it would end up here John. What a great shot, the detail in the soil is excellent.
John Prior: I try to ration FlicKr, thanks Brian.
This is a superb composition Tom... the warm tones of the landscape and the sky in contrast to the tractor sitting in the field at the end of the day... i also enjoyed your description about the benefits of minimum tillage....petersmile
Really effective composition and lighting, John.
This is great! Nature and Machine. I love the colors and the trees!
  • sherri
  • Germany
  • 18 Apr 2012, 17:49
fantastic backlight and the tree on the right is beautiful.
Beautiful!! Great work again! Colors are so nice here.
Have a nice day.

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