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Field of Dreams

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 19 November 2014 in Landscape & Rural.

To many, the phrase "Field of Dreams" instantly brings forth the vision of Baseball and summertime fun.
But a field like this can induce another kind of dream, as well.
It can tell the story of hard work. The field once bore crops of corn or soy or wheat. Now mown, plowed, and smoothed, the field waits for winter, when it can finally take a vacation and rest until spring when it will go back to work.
The crops from this field have fulfilled many dreams by providing a sellable product for farmers who dream of paying off the tractor or improving the barn, or just have a big party..
Still, for others, the sight of a field at any time of the year can bring about dreams of all kind as it serves as a platform to lead the eye and imagination further into the horizon where the beauties of fall, spring, winter or summer can be enjoyed...and then...... still more dreams.

NIKON D800 1/60 second F/4.0 ISO 200 42 mm (35mm equiv.)

** Staples Singers - "Respect Yourself"

- " We do not move forward from a middle opinion, which is undemocratic but mediocratic.
We advance from a creative passion "- (Edgar Morin)

- "To photograph is to hold one's breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It's at
that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy."
- Henri Cartier-Bresson.

::Words from Denny:
- My beliefs, and values, have always been strongly tied-to music, especially Jazz, and Blues.
- The following artists and lyrics seem to "sum-up" where my spirit resides:
; Earth Wind and Fire

ursulakatariina from Uusikaupunki, Finland

Beautiful view.

19 Nov 2014 5:25am

@ursulakatariina: Thank you very much, Ursulakatariina :-)

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

You are right - the Field of Dreams has no fences . .

19 Nov 2014 5:44am

@Ronnie 2¢: This one had no fences....except at the entrance....I love it there -Thank you, Ronnie :-)

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium


19 Nov 2014 9:40am

@Martine Libouton: Thank you, Martine :-)

Julie L. Brown, Photobirder from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Lovely composition with the hills and fall color in the background. Nice words as well.

19 Nov 2014 11:29am

@Julie L. Brown, Photobirder: Thanks very much, Julie! This shot is about three weeks old so all the leaves are gone now...but it was beautiful :-)

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

Superb rural view.:-)

19 Nov 2014 11:55am

@Tomek: Thank you very much, Tomek!

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful field in that warm angled light. A field of hard work and some luck to see the dreams through.

19 Nov 2014 6:40pm

@Steve Rice: Indeed, thanks so much, Steve - you are so right about the work and luck...All the Best :-)

tataze from France

go to this landscape

19 Nov 2014 7:34pm

@tataze: Thank you so much:-)

franz from Baden, Austria

brilliant image, sir, and words right out of my mind !!! this is exactly what i "see" when i dream of autumn ...

19 Nov 2014 8:34pm

@franz: Thank you very much kind sir :-)....This shot is about 3 weeks old at least..all the leaves are virtually gone now...but we, like you, had a GREAT autumn this year...I am so glad for that...hugs to you all..

Urszula from Gdańsk, Poland

Wonderful :)

19 Nov 2014 8:56pm

@Urszula: Hi Urszula! Thank you so much :-)

Anina Botes from Auckland, New Zealand

This is beautiful. I love the contrast and colors here. Wonderful mood - so peaceful.
The perfect title, living in a Rugby crazy country unfortunately I don't know much about Baseball... :)

19 Nov 2014 9:42pm

@Anina Botes: Thank you so much, Anina! Yes I like the colors too, this time of year especially :-) Don't be too concerned about baseball - I don't know any more about Rugby than you might about baseball...but the Rugby I have seen I really like it :-)

Moridi from Tehran, Iran

Very nice. Superb.

19 Nov 2014 10:54pm

@Moridi: Thank you Morbid :-)

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

this is a wonderful place and especially so in the light and with the tones that you captured here! the atmosphere is idyllic - so peaceful and quiet!

19 Nov 2014 11:49pm

@DarkElf: Thank you, is rather quiet...perhaps not as quiet as one might think from this view...but it is VERY close to my work so I come here to begin my day whenever I can as I absolutely hate work :-)

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

lovely. well done

20 Nov 2014 5:31am

@john4jack: Thank you Jack - all the best :-)

L'Angevine from Angers, France

trop bien

20 Nov 2014 8:58am

@L'Angevine: Thank you so much, L'Angevine!

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Beautiful image Denny and as always your words along with your images are so evocative

20 Nov 2014 10:35am

@Doug: Thank you very much,'s good to hear from you...hope to see you on Fb too..take care, you two :-)

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Un magnifique panoramique!! j'aime++++

20 Nov 2014 1:25pm

Mike from California, United States

Very nice shot Denny. A well balanced and engaging composition. Like the "story" too.

20 Nov 2014 5:24pm

@Mike: Hey Mike - thanks for checking in :-) Really great to hear from you...I hope you are doing well :-)

1/60 second
ISO 200
42 mm (35mm equiv.)