When the theme was announced I had a good idea of what to shoot, the only question was how. In Malvern, every year, we have an agricultural show called the Royal Three Counties Show. It covers animals to equipment and everything in between. There is always an area given over to farm machinery of all types and it was this area I wanted to head for. After a couple of messages to a nice person called Sharon I had a press pass and access to the show.
Over the years farming has changed greatly with farms getting larger and larger. Along with this the size of fields have been getting larger with smaller fields being merged together. To keep up with all this change farm machinery has had to be constantly upgraded to keep pace with the farmers needs. What you are surrounded by here is the current state of seed planting technology being offered by JJ Farm Services Ltd. All of them able to plant fields full of seed.
Now this isn't my first Worldwide Panorama submission from the Royal Three Counties Show. Back in 2007 my entry for the theme of Community came from nearby. It was a view full of tractors representing the farming community.
Taken with a Nikon D300 and a Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8G fisheye lens. Mounted on a Nodal Ninja 5 panorama head and R-D16 rotator atop a Manfrotto 055XPROB tripod. Shots taken at 6 positions 60° apart, tilted 15° down and another shot taken looking straight up. Raw files then processed in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.0 before being stitched together using PTGui Pro 9.1.7 and converted using Pano2VR 4.1.0.
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