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Summer Rice Field, 7

Posted by
GJC (Kyoto, Japan) on 11 August 2008 in Landscape & Rural.

This is the last of the summer rice series. Today I deliberately focused the camera on the wall, so that the rice would become almost an abstract field of color. The Nikon d300 does greens exceptionally well and so I thought I'd take advantage of that. (I think it's interesting how we work in cooperation with our cameras, finding subjects it likes and learning to see our own visions through what our cameras like.)
Thanks to all who wrote such kind and encouraging comments on this summr rice field series. It is, as I'm sure all you photo bloggers already know, wonderful to receive such helpful and thoughtful feedback. Thanks to all. I'm sure we'll revisit these fields as harvest nears . . .

NIKON D300 1/125 second F/4.8 ISO 200 75 mm (35mm equiv.)

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

good choice. best...jf

11 Aug 2008 5:23am

Erik from Amersfoort, Netherlands

great POV, very nice fresh green.

11 Aug 2008 6:40am

Hikari from Kumamoto, Japan

Fantastic series! , for the next year I will photograph the whole rice season , it´s a wonderful subject.

11 Aug 2008 7:10am

Illuci from Hurdegaryp, Netherlands

Beautiful composition, that green rectangle with its structure! Seems as if it points towards the farmhouse topping it wonderfully, a picture by itself.

11 Aug 2008 8:03am

Mirko Herzner from Mühlheim am Main, Germany

Beautiful series and nice composition all together, GJC. I am really loking forward for your shots when harvest time nears...

11 Aug 2008 8:29am

Arps from Hyderabad, India

I liked the series GJC... and what a beautiful composition to wind it up with....
looking forward to what your next series would be....

11 Aug 2008 12:32pm

gbe from kansas city, United States

it works just like you planned - great shot

11 Aug 2008 2:02pm

Ariel from Stuttgart, Germany

The green colors here are just breathtaking. Thanks for sharing.

11 Aug 2008 2:26pm

Tracey from White Hall, United States

So lush. I am wondering about how high the rice is? I just want to walk through all of that green!

11 Aug 2008 2:52pm

Lorraine from Canada

A great finish GJC, I can't tell you how happy I am that'll you start this collection again when harvest is due...something to look forward too, although I'll certainly enjoy your photos in between :)

11 Aug 2008 3:48pm

Veronelle from Lens, France

hey the green is very nice, good shot

11 Aug 2008 5:37pm

payam from tehran, Iran

I like this one too much , especially the sense that the unfocused green in front gives to me .

11 Aug 2008 5:58pm

dj.tigersprout from San Bruno, CA, United States

vibrant and tantalizing -- beautiful color here!

11 Aug 2008 8:33pm

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Nice picture and contrast of that house with the green rice. The rice seems nearly to be a garden. I was surprised to see some rice pads amoung the houses in little towns when I came to Japan.

12 Aug 2008 12:15am

Disoriented from Grinnell, IA, United States

Beautiful foreground! Very green and lush!

12 Aug 2008 2:56am

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

I look at this image and I find myself thinking..."how green is my valley", though I know it is not a valley in this case!

12 Aug 2008 1:44pm

ABW from CS, United States

This was a wonderful series! I love the colors - so crisp and clean!

12 Aug 2008 2:03pm

Lucca from Cologne, Germany

I think I never have seen such a green (except for cat grass in small pots). Beatiful and relaxing image well composed.

13 Aug 2008 9:09pm

Damon Schreiber from Toronto, Canada


17 Aug 2008 6:35pm

baobab from Cambridge, United States

great texture - really like the almost tactile sense of the rice.

I just got a d300 - it arrived yesterday and I haven't yet put the lens on it - am really looking forward to its great colours and control of the exposure curve.

22 Aug 2008 3:37pm

1/125 second
ISO 200
75 mm (35mm equiv.)