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Challenge: Barns, Farms or Rural Countrysides II (Standard Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-6D
Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM
Location: Baltimore County
Date: Jun 16, 2016
Date Uploaded: Jun 17, 2016

Sagamore Farms. Baltimore County

[Jun. 23rd, 2016 04:32:41 PM]

I am thrilled that my entry was received so well. I love driving in the Maryland countryside. There are beautiful farms galore. I was coming home from playing golf and decided to drive through one of my favorite areas called Worthington Valley. I have driven it a thousand times and see something new each time. On one of the pastures I saw a man riding a horse and decided to drive out past him, stop the car, and try to get a picture. I took a right turn onto the street that passes along Sagamore Farms. It is the racing stables for great Maryland racehorses like Native Dancer, Bed O'Roses and Discovery. The rider passed by and I was not able to get the shot I was imagining. I drove a short distance further on this road to look at the horses in the luxurious fenced pastures. There was a gated driveway to the right. I looked up the driveway and saw the red Antique Ford pick up truck parked on the side. Excitedly I pulled over to the side got out of the car and shot a few pictures. At first, I wasn't sure if I would use the picture in the challenge because I was imagining a picture of a barn as satisfying the challenge. Changed my mind and decided to take my chances because I really like the image. Glad I did!

Place: 2 out of 53
Avg (all users): 7.2542
Avg (commenters): 9.0000
Avg (participants): 7.1111
Avg (non-participants): 7.3750
Views since voting: 1916
Views during voting: 129
Votes: 59
Comments: 12
Favorites: 2 (view)

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06/29/2016 09:23:12 PM
Love this, so quaint and inviting. Congratulations!
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06/28/2016 04:01:36 PM
So glad my favourites took the ribbons. Wish there could be two blues but hey, this is super photography, who cares about the colour of the ribbon?
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06/27/2016 08:02:04 PM
Congratulations on the red. Lovely shot. That fence is fabulous. It sure beats the old barbed wire that surrounds the farms around here.
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06/27/2016 09:50:37 AM
Thought mine was bucolic but this just nails it, congrats!
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06/27/2016 07:32:43 AM
Perfect! Congrats!!
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06/27/2016 12:36:49 AM
There is so much rhythm and movement in this shot! LOVE it.
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06/27/2016 12:07:28 AM
Well It didn't win but it was very well received, and bagged you the red...look at the comments very very similar in regards to this being very perfect for the challenge, congratulations!

Message edited by author 2016-06-27 00:25:35.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/25/2016 04:50:21 PM
This is the winner in my book! So well seen and shot. Good luck
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06/23/2016 02:03:01 PM
Fantastic shot and perspective. 10
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06/23/2016 03:08:51 AM
Sigh, I LOVE THIS, as soon as I saw it! This is so cookie cut PERFECT for the challenge. A real delight to look at, almost too good to be true! I adore the classic white fence, the rolling hills, the trees, the lawn mowed in straight lines, and who can not mention the classic red vintage car, which pops and gives contrast...where did that come from, would love to know, is it yours??

If this doesn't win, I'll protest for you :-)
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06/22/2016 09:06:58 PM
SUCH a PERFECT image for the challenge topic.

Seems just a tad bit... "too perfect" though... so that throws me off a bit.

The convenient side parking for the perfect old truck... the precision mowing of the hill...

I wish it weren't so "perfect"... and I... cringe when I say that.


Yet still... it's one of my favorites of the gallery.

It's totally lovely.
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06/20/2016 09:42:04 AM
LOVE it.. like movie scene or like a toy town children set.. love the leading lines and the car.. a top 3 for sure..
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