October 12, 2013

Farmers, Nebraska

Photograph by Jim Richardson

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A thunderstorm halts haying as farmers watch the sky.

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38 comments
Jennifer Miller
Jennifer Miller

This reminds me of the film.."Harvesting the High Plains"..narrated by the talented voice of John Grove!

Lets all support him in this incredible piece of work..and...one incredible film!


Jennifer Miller
Jennifer Miller

This reminds me of "Harvesting the High Plains"..a film narrated by the great voice talent..John Grove.

irene quirion
irene quirion

Great picture.   Like a painting from Edward Hopper.  It has this quality of realism and surrealism all at once.   Love it.  

myn reag
myn reag

I thought it was brokeback mountain at first sight~

Mozart Jr
Mozart Jr

Here comes the storm

Here comes the storm and I say...

It´s all right...

Katie Mae
Katie Mae

This brings me back to helping my grandfather during the summer!

Shannon T
Shannon T

Hopefully they weren't as far from shelter as it looks. Awesome picture.

Mary M.
Mary M.

Dorothy get in the house quick & bring Toto! 

Tony T.
Tony T.

The storm is coming..

Jari Jarrett
Jari Jarrett

Nice Snap Shot !


Nebraska Bob !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Janice H.
Janice H.

Awesome picture that really tells the complete story.    

Marijane Maschio
Marijane Maschio

I do love this guy !!! Jim Richardson, you are awesome!!! How can you manage be in the right place on the right time? :)

Kary J.
Kary J.

How small man is...nice pic!

Mairead K.
Mairead K.

It's photos like this that inspire me everyday. What a beautiful shot!

As a high school student with a passion for photography, there are no better examples than National Geographic!

My work can be found here: http://maireadkahn.wordpress.com/

John Korvell
John Korvell

That's a stunning photo and tells a farmer's story in such a simple photo.  Well done!

MARCO TALIANI
MARCO TALIANI

changed !!!!world is changed and now for the human impotent !!!!!!!!! how the two farmer!!!!

Fran Banfield
Fran Banfield

You can almost feel the cool downdraft of the approaching storm - very expressive composition. Beautiful.

Justin Sykes
Justin Sykes

In the tradition of Jean-Francois Millet (The Haymaker's rest) and Vincent Van Gough (La sieste) this artwork captures an interlude in the day of ordinary farmworkers.  In this case it is what is left un-shown that provides the impact.  We know what is coming, they know what is coming - but Jim Richardson averts his lens from the power of nature, and instead the photographer has captured the foreboding that precedes the big show.  

Like his artistic forebears, Richardson knows that it is the interlude that illustrates the big picture.  I love it.


Technicality / Composition / Content / X factor / originality = 9/10 zoom lenses

Carla DeDominicis
Carla DeDominicis

@Mairead K. :  I like how you see....if photography moves you in high school...follow it as a career.  You will have a happy life!!  And, the world will be better for having your images.   

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