Cee’s B & W Photo Challenge: Back of Things.

This is my contribution to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Back of Things.

I was considering a photo of an old farm tractor ploughing in competition at a ploughing match. Which made me think of some of the other images of farming I have. Editors were frequently looking for images of agriculture in the 1980s and 1990s. They would turn to photo libraries for images rather than commission a photographer to go out and shoot such images.

That’s when I remembered this image, manure spreading from behind. A regular photo request was for images of manure spreading. So one morning I spent a couple of hours dodging flying manure trying to get as many angles as possible while the tractor driver would occasionally try to get me.

Cee's B & W Photo Challenge: Back of Things.

Spotlight.

The new One Word Sunday theme is Contrast.

Now I normally try and avoid using more than a few words in a One Word Sunday post but this week is different. I picked this photo because of the contrast between the light on the farm and the shadows on the surrounding land. But that’s not the reason for all these words on One Word Sunday.

The reason is because of where the photo was taken. It’s a section of the Peak District on the Cheshire/Derbyshire border close to an area known as Bottom-of-the-Oven. Which is such an unusual place name that I suspect it will be stuck in my brain forever.

Light on a hillside farm.

Winter landscapes from the 1980s.

Some photos from Cheshire, England in the 1980s. As this part of Ontario is currently in a deep freeze and there’s a couple of feet of snow on the ground these photos make me think of warmer winters and much less snow.

Some trees in mist with snow on the ground at sunrise in south Cheshire.

Trees in mist, Cheshire, England

A view over the Cheshire plain towards Liverpool from Bickerton Hill.

Snow on Cheshire plain from Bickerton Hill, Cheshire, England

Sunrise over a dairy farm in south Cheshire.

Winter sunrise, Hatherton, Cheshire, England