Occasional Fence Post 35... by vignouse

Occasional Fence Post 35...

...and this time you get a whole row of them for the price of one. This could equally have been titled 'A New Forest' because the posts are supporting an electric fence to keep out deer and wild boar who would otherwise feast royally on the little saplings that are being cultivated within.

Learning point - keep trying: I have photographed this scene many times but never liked the result enough to post... this time, yes.

It's BoB... of course!
Love the line here!
June 16th, 2019  
I'm so jealous, always a beautiful cloudy sky in your images. Is it sooc or do you edit the skies Richard? Seen a little youtube earlier today where someone explained how to edit some clouds and make em look so much better.. Just curious.. oh and fav :)
June 16th, 2019  
A simple idea Richard, and I've seen some of your earlier fence post posts. I agree with you, this one really works, not quite sure I could exactly say why. But it does.

Your narrative, struck a chord though. Saturday afternoon I was killing time before catching a ferry.
I was close to the harbour, but not at the harbour.
I saw a magnificent white, at first I thought a bull, but it was a cow with a white calf not far away.
Tried to get a shot, but fence posts and barbed wire fence stopped a clear shot. No problem, holding camera, I leapt across steep sided ditch, and got next to fence. Cow hardly moved, in fact she presented a great image, except for the power cable post growing out of her head !!!
Okay so very carefully I edged along the very damp, narrow grassy top of the ditch, trying not to scare the cow, catch myself or clothes on barbed wire, or slide into the ditch. I was nearly where I wanted to be, as I felt my feet slip. Quick as a flash, I reached out my hand to steady myself, saw the barbed wire, and grabbed the nice smooth wire on the inside of the fence !!
As I grabbed it I realised that I had gripped the electric fence !!!
Haha, fortunately either my boots stopped me earthing out, or it was switched off !!!
Just thought, I would relate this story, Richard, as a warning that your fence post photograph series has hidden dangers.
June 16th, 2019  
Beautiful shot
June 16th, 2019  
A nice look at the fence and path surrounding the field.
June 17th, 2019  
Great job of drawing the eye in
June 17th, 2019  
Beautiful scene
June 17th, 2019  
@markp Ah, Mark, thanks for the chuckle... been there, done that! I did slip once and fell against a live fence wire... falling into a muddy wet ditch suddenly seemed the preferred option! BtW you can check if a fence is live by touching it with a long blade of grass: start about 15cm out and gradually move in - if the fence is on, at some point you'll start to feel a mild tingle.
June 17th, 2019  
The textured sky adds so much to this image for me. The leading line of the fence has the sky to lead the eye too.
June 17th, 2019  
super
June 17th, 2019  
Your b&w images are always so full of contrast and textures, not to mention interest.
June 17th, 2019  
Have we only had 35 OFPs? I feel I’ve enjoyed more than that. This one is more like an election...all standing.
June 17th, 2019  
such a neat fence!
June 17th, 2019  
Yep knew it was yours before I rolled it up to see your name. Glad to read you take pictures of the same place in hopes of getting it right. I do believe what often makes the difference is the light.
June 17th, 2019  
Lee
I agree, this image does work, and I too can't exactly put my finger on why. Super B&W too, as always Richard.
June 17th, 2019  
Nice lines and composition
June 17th, 2019  
Great composition and details. Lovely processing.
June 17th, 2019  
It does work very well, the fence draws the eye right into the picture. As always very nice b&w works done.
June 17th, 2019  
Wonderful and interesting leading line. Superbly edited b&w. Love the sky.
June 17th, 2019  
@madeinnl Hi Ko - the image was edited in Silver Efex Pro manually - I don't use the presets - and then I did a little more work on the sky in Lightroom. Thank you for your kind comments.
June 17th, 2019  
Lovely editing - Silver Efex is my all time favourite (the presets though, not manual edit)
June 17th, 2019  
Maybe the cloud that has helped you get it right this time? Good work... technically and artistically a fine shot! Fav
June 24th, 2019  
this is lovely - great shot - fav
June 25th, 2019  
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