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Something for the weekend - Part 107 - Scarecrows

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Hi

Thanks to all who created the gargoyles and grotesques in last weekend's challenge.

 

This week I passed this field which a local farmer has been preparing for planting. I was thinking that he might need a scarecrow or two once he plants the seeds. Can you oblige?

 

The “rules”:

  • Anything goes, as long as it meets the forum rules on decency, copyright etc.
  • Anyone, and everyone, is welcome to have a go, whether you are a complete beginner or a Photoshop expert. It also would be great to see all those who have taken part in the previous challenges come and take part in this one.
  • There are no prizes apart from the chance to practice, show off, or bring a bit of humour and fun. Don't be shy, join in and have a go!

To download the image below at 6720 x 4480 pixels with an embedded ICC colour profile (sRGB), hover over the image and click on the circle with the arrows at the top right. Then, when the image opens in its own window, right click and choose “Save Image As/Save Target As” (or similar depending on your browser).

 

SFTW107Fields.jpg

 

When posting back your image – please use the Blue reply button in this first post. If posting a comment on someone else’s entry then please use the grey reply button next to their image post.

 

Have fun!

 

Dave

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Something for the weekend - Part 107 - Scarecrows

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Aug 21, 2020

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Hi

Thanks to all who created the gargoyles and grotesques in last weekend's challenge.

 

This week I passed this field which a local farmer has been preparing for planting. I was thinking that he might need a scarecrow or two once he plants the seeds. Can you oblige?

 

The “rules”:

  • Anything goes, as long as it meets the forum rules on decency, copyright etc.
  • Anyone, and everyone, is welcome to have a go, whether you are a complete beginner or a Photoshop expert. It also would be great to see all those who have taken part in the previous challenges come and take part in this one.
  • There are no prizes apart from the chance to practice, show off, or bring a bit of humour and fun. Don't be shy, join in and have a go!

To download the image below at 6720 x 4480 pixels with an embedded ICC colour profile (sRGB), hover over the image and click on the circle with the arrows at the top right. Then, when the image opens in its own window, right click and choose “Save Image As/Save Target As” (or similar depending on your browser).

 

SFTW107Fields.jpg

 

When posting back your image – please use the Blue reply button in this first post. If posting a comment on someone else’s entry then please use the grey reply button next to their image post.

 

Have fun!

 

Dave

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Two quick comments, Dave:

 

I believe the seeds are sown already, most likely wheat.

 

I really like the usual instruction to use blue for new and grey for follow up.

 

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I took this yesterday. It seemed late to me for sowing wheat, but you can tell I'm not a farmer and know nothing about it  🙂 

Thanks for pointing out the Blue/Grey instruction which I'd left out. It's now added in.

 

Dave

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Many would find it too early for wheat, so it could very well be rapeseed (it might also be triticale (wheatrye), barley and rye are definitely later). You can tell us in a few SFTWs time, Dave.

 

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"you can tell I'm not a farmer"

 

If POTUS is the farmer, he has sown seeds of chaos and confusion in your field, Dave!

~ Jane

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Haha - that should do it Graham 🙂 Thanks for starting us off!

 

Dave

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SFTW107FieldsAviles.jpg

Nothing scarier than dead baseball players coming out of the corn...(sorry, no wheat or rapeseed!)

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Nice one Rafael. I did think of my example before I scrolled down to see yours 🙂

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Thank you Dean. Great minds think alike!

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Coming from the UK, I had to look up Crows and baseball to see the connection on this one. Nice one Rafael !

Dave

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Thank you Dave!

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"I had to look up Crows and baseball"

 

It's been a long time since I saw the movie, but isn't the farmer walking through a cornfield when he hears those words?

~ Jane

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Rafael, we are closer than you think: over here, (at least for those unswept by Yanklish) corn is a(ny) cereal such as wheat/barley/rye/oat, so of course I ought to have just written the corn is sown already; (your corn is (still) called maize over here (from mahiz (Taino speak))).

 

Apart from that, I find the plants scarier than the ghosts, so tall.

 

 

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Thank you for the info, Jacob. The word maize is used in many native languages in America, and is the Spanish form of the Taino name (mahiz, as you mention). The plant itself probably originated in south central Mexico, where it was was first domesticated thousands of years ago. It can grow very tall indeed. The leaves have a rough edge that can give you nasty cuts if you are not careful, especially if you run through a corn field. I know from first experience, having done that many times as a young boy in my native Mexico.

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"I know from first experience, having done that many times as a young boy in my native Mexico."

 

I smiled when I read this, Rafael, as I have happy memories of running through a field of very tall grass behind our house that came to mid-thigh, and it wasn't until I was well into adulthood that I realized that my thigh wasn't very high when I was young girl.

 

I looked it up though, and there is a strain in Mexico that grows to 3.4 meters (11.2 ft) and a researcher in NY is growing corn that is 14 meters (45 ft).

https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/article/worlds-tallest-corn-towers-nearly-14-meters

 

~ Jane

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The corn my grandfather used to grow (commercially) was about 2 m (6.7 ft) tall. 

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Build it and they will come.

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Another clever twist on the theme 🙂

Dave

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Thanks Dave.

Like Rafael - the move 'Field of Dreams' came to mind.

I'm not sure if the baseball diamond is the correct size. I'll blame being an Aussie for that rather image deficiencies.

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There won't be many more turn up with that one there  🙂

Dave

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