E.J.Wilkins

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photoblog image At the Allotment - January

At the Allotment - January


A Muddle of Manure

Okay, so I suppose it's not "done" to take pictures of a pile of manure, but the shallow focal length and desaturation made it an interesting study of shape and texture, so I've included it in this last group of pictures loosely called "Allotment Art"

I'd think they got this from local Riding Stables rather than going out onto the Forest with a couple of plastic carrier bags - something I've done.
Remember that the New Forest is home of the New Forest Pony, a recognised breed that is excellent for Cross Country racing and general "work". They are exported all over the world, a good foal is worth quite a lot of money.

The ponies are owned by "Commoners" whose homes/land carry the ancient right to graze animals on the open Forest.
http://www.newforest.hampshire.org.uk/today1.html

Picture desaturated etc using Gimp.
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This group of pictures are from local Allotments, which is land owned by the council that can be rented for growing plants (fruit/vegetables/flowers) for use in the home. The land is separated into measured strips, rather like the mediaeval field systems.

I do not have an allotment. I am grateful for the tenants who didn't mind me taking a few pictures.

Picture taken 16th January 2009
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At the Allotment - January


A Muddle of Manure

Okay, so I suppose it's not "done" to take pictures of a pile of manure, but the shallow focal length and desaturation made it an interesting study of shape and texture, so I've included it in this last group of pictures loosely called "Allotment Art"

I'd think they got this from local Riding Stables rather than going out onto the Forest with a couple of plastic carrier bags - something I've done.
Remember that the New Forest is home of the New Forest Pony, a recognised breed that is excellent for Cross Country racing and general "work". They are exported all over the world, a good foal is worth quite a lot of money.

The ponies are owned by "Commoners" whose homes/land carry the ancient right to graze animals on the open Forest.
http://www.newforest.hampshire.org.uk/today1.html

Picture desaturated etc using Gimp.
.....

This group of pictures are from local Allotments, which is land owned by the council that can be rented for growing plants (fruit/vegetables/flowers) for use in the home. The land is separated into measured strips, rather like the mediaeval field systems.

I do not have an allotment. I am grateful for the tenants who didn't mind me taking a few pictures.

Picture taken 16th January 2009
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comments (20)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 19 Feb 2009, 02:56
Looks good to me, Ellie...must be a few bugs in there somewhere...just a minute while I roll up my sleeves...
EJWilkins: You roll up your sleeves and I'll hold the camera!
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 19 Feb 2009, 03:08
Compost a coming, organic veges non better
EJWilkins: That's right, most of them use this stuff
Never did I think I'd be commenting on a pile of ...
EJWilkins: Err, no, it makes life interesting though!
Manure is useful Ellie! You captured it very nicely.
EJWilkins: Thanks wink
ha ha . . Ray commenting on this is a classic. He's a "Poo Shooter" , in the Photographic sense!!

This is exactly as you describe it

Well done!!

Cheers

ROb
EJWilkins: Couldn't say much else other than what it is, could I? wink
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 19 Feb 2009, 09:49
I opened this up whilst having my tea and toast! Nowt wrong with a bit of muck.
Ingrid
EJWilkins: Serves you right for taking food to the computer! tongue
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 19 Feb 2009, 10:05
Ok I think this photo is a heap of sh------- lol
EJWilkins: Yep! Absolutely right
Ok Ellie..I'm not going to give you any Bulls... about this one. Its as you say...A pile of manure!..well seen and captured.
EJWilkins: grin Thanks
Horse poo! ... Good stuff Ellie ... and I'm talking about the image as well ;-) richard
EJWilkins: Yep, that's what it is! Not a lot else to say really, is there?
Maybe not the thing to look at while eating lunch Ellie!
EJWilkins: Tsk, shouldn't have had your lunch by the computer, spilled drinks can make an awful mess of the electonics! wink
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 19 Feb 2009, 13:48
Ellie, you have a fine humour- and I like your pic in an esthetical and natural sense! In German those pieces, a very good dung holding warm the earth in wintertime, are called "Bockerle", also human beans can produce "sheepbockerle"!
EJWilkins: Learn something new every day, thanks for that Philine smile
Everybody has already said all that I could say. But I bet you got some strange looks from the people on the allotment when you took this one.
EJWilkins: Nah, they were more interested in sorting out their ground to bother much with some female wandering round with a camera!
Well I suppose it is art of a sort tongue
EJWilkins: Look good in the Tate Modern d'you think? wink
Nice shot Ellie. All good stuff. Better than the chemical versions.
EJWilkins: And free, which makes it even better!
So far this is the only cr..py shot in the whole series Ellie :-D Lots of nice detail. Did I really say that?
EJWilkins: *chuckle* thanks for that Brian smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 19 Feb 2009, 18:46
Oh, I remember (as child I saw that daily in the street!) a nicer name: in German (Pferdeäpfel) and in American English (road apples)!
EJWilkins: Goodness me, anybody who confused this with apples would get an awful surprise!
  • blackdog
  • the third stone from the sun
  • 19 Feb 2009, 22:15
I think I am pleased this is in B&W Ellie. An essential part of the gardening toolkit ;o)
EJWilkins: Same as my picture of the chicken wire, the colour distracted from the detail
  • Jennie
  • United States
  • 19 Feb 2009, 22:37
And who held your nose while you held the camera, Ellie? Good shot
EJWilkins: No need, this stuff doesn't smell when it's been stacked for a little while. smile
Lol! I cannot say to you that this is pretty, EllieÂ…: D But I will say to you that you have made a good exercise on the B& W!
Lol smile By luck technolgy isn't so modern to get smell with the picture smile

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