Nebraska Gothic

© Nikki McDonald

Nebraska Gothic

Uploaded: August 27, 2008 04:49:51


I wanted some candid shots of this man who was operating an antique haying machine at the antique tractors and farm equipment show I went to in late July. I did get some but it was not easy -- he really wanted something more formal. The cool thing about this one is that the pose was his idea, not mine. Since he doesn't have email, I mailed him prints of several of my favorite shots.
Boosted the saturation and applied Mr. Contrast and buZZ filters here.
Resubmitted 31/10/2010
Category: Monthly Theme: Seasonal Shapes

Exif: F Number: 11, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 8000/1000000 seconds, Flash: did not fire, auto mode, ISO: 100,100, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 50.00 mm, Model: DSLR-A350


Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict August 27, 2008

Great image, colours and effects here, Nikki.

Dominick #987172

Agnes Fegan level-deluxe August 27, 2008

Really nice Nikki...I like the saturated colors for this image! #6374683

Kathy L. Clark August 27, 2008

Nikki this is fabulous. What wonderful treatment and composition. I love it.

Hey Nikki, Ken Ferguson is trying to reach you by email without success. #6374691

Linda D. Lester level-classic August 27, 2008

What a beauty...great colors and effects! #6374769

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe August 27, 2008

He had a good idea! I like this a lot! #6374941

Anne M. Young August 27, 2008

This is sooooo cool - love your processing #6375003

Jeana Clark August 27, 2008

Most Excellent Nikki!!!
Wonderful colors and your effects are outstanding!!!
Sure looks as though he was happy to pose for you!!!
Excellent capture!~!

~J~ #6375035

Bonnie C. Lackey August 27, 2008

LOL, never argue with a willing model! Love the colors, the pose and the title! #6375097

MELODIE C. ROBERTS August 27, 2008

Good Morning NiK

Wow The Colors are as Bright and Happy as His Smile!!
I LOVE Your Title!!
Excellent work #6375327

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic August 27, 2008

Very well the colors and the effects as well! I bet he really liked the pictures you sent him. #6375497

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas level-classic August 27, 2008

Beautiful composition and colors Nikki!,
Amalia #6375884

Mike Clime August 27, 2008

Beautiful colors and effects, Nikki! #6376088

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna August 27, 2008

What a GREAT shot, Nikki!!!!! The colors are fantastic and you used super effects!!!!! ♫ k #6376145

April Riggs August 27, 2008

Great saturation and effects! An eye catcher! #6376151

Mitch Spence level-classic August 27, 2008

I love this shot, Nikki, with the sparkling colors and the effects. #6376402

David Phalen August 27, 2008

Great find and capture!! Love the strong colors and effects!! #6376690

Murry Grigsby August 27, 2008

Da, da, duh, da, da, Green Acres....:0)
Nice shot Nikki! I'm glad you sent him some prints too -- I always try to build a little photo goodwill too. I love the pose, saturated colors and of course the BuZZ !! #6377464

Deb Koskovich August 27, 2008

Classic! Nice work, Nikki! #6378085

Rajeev 270293 Kashyap August 27, 2008

Excellent image, colours & effects Nikki! #6378454

Ken Smith level-classic August 27, 2008

That's an awesome shot..a man in his element. I bet we see this one again! #6378649

Jeana Clark August 27, 2008

G'NIGHT NIK!!! #6378665

JO ANN CLEVELAND August 28, 2008

Now that's cool! Great colors and comp Nikki

jo ann c. #6382581

Tamara K. Walker level-classic August 29, 2008

This is fantastic! #6386585

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic August 30, 2008

Totally gorgeous Nikki! Such a colorful and cheerful photo! I love it! #6389587

Susan M. Hembree August 30, 2008

I love this, Nikki! Colors are bright and vivid, matching the farmer's smile! What a delightful image! #6390228

Joannie Bertucci level-classic September 06, 2008

I LOVE the bright colors Nikki and I must say the pose is a winner! :-) Is there a Ms. Contrast by any chance? :-)
Congrats on your EP! #6421252

Susan M. Campbell September 06, 2008

Fabulous work Nikki. Love the rich saturation. I agree with the others. This is a winner. #6421899

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna September 07, 2008

You are really racking up the EFP's Nikki!!!!! WTGG!!!!! ♫ k #6423878

Joao Martinho September 07, 2008

Fantastic farm man composition!!! #6424930

Stefania Barbier level-addict September 22, 2008

spectacular Nikki, huge congrats!!!! #6488717

MELODIE C. ROBERTS September 22, 2008

WoooHoooooooo NiK!!!
Congrats #6488882

Cyn Valentine September 22, 2008

Congratulations Nikki!!! #6489001

Mitch Spence level-classic September 22, 2008

Knew it, knew it. This is one of my all time favorites of yours, Nikki. #6489151

Elida Gutierrez September 22, 2008

Congratulations on your FINALIST!!! #6489330

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic September 22, 2008

This is a fabulous farming image!
Congrats on your finalist!
~Lisa #6489479

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna September 22, 2008

WTG!!!!!! Congratulations on your finalist!!!!! Good luck in the next round!!!!! :-) k #6489630

Donna La Mattino Pagakis September 22, 2008

Congratulations on your finalist! A colorful image with a great feel Nikki!! WTG! #6489897

Susan M. Campbell September 22, 2008

Way to go Nikki...congrats!! #6490459

Jeana Clark September 22, 2008

Way To Go NIK!!!!!
Glad to see this one again!!!!


CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! #6491004

Nadya Johnson September 22, 2008

Congratulations Nikki, on your outstanding finalist! #6491080

Mike Clime September 22, 2008

Congratulations on your finalist, Nikki! #6491274

Laurie Daily level-deluxe September 22, 2008

Congratulations, Nikki...he must be thrilled with his photos...what a great shot and the effects just send it over the top...makes me smile to see him so proud and happy to show his stuff. My husbands family are a very long line of farmers...they sure work hard and are proud of it! #6491991

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic September 22, 2008

Marvelous Finalist Nikki!!! Congrats!!! #6492386

Dolly L. Davis September 22, 2008

Great capture and effects, Nikki! I love this! Congrats on your finalist! #6492556

Anne M. Young September 22, 2008

Congratulations! Stunning.... #6492807

Stephanie Frey September 22, 2008

Congrats on this great Finalist, Nikki! #6492826

JO ANN CLEVELAND September 22, 2008

congratulations on this awesome finalist ~ go for the gold Nikki

jo ann c. #6493078

Sam Britt September 22, 2008

Congratulations, Nikki!! #6493376

Michael Umbreit September 22, 2008

Nikki - Congratulations! - Mike #6493885

Patrick Rouzes September 22, 2008

The color here makes this one of my top faves of the month, Nikki!!! CONGRATULATIONS & good luck,my friend!!! #6494011

Michelle L. Frick September 22, 2008

Beautiful finalist Nikki! Congratulations!! #6494471

Agnes Fegan level-deluxe September 22, 2008

Congratulations, Nikki! #6494781

frank w. degenhardt September 22, 2008

Niki- Wonderful work. Congratulations. Good luck in the next round. Way to go. #6494890

Datha Y. Thompson September 22, 2008

W O W !!! Lovin the COLOR Nikki!!!! Congratulations!! WTG :0) #6495358

Katarina Mansson September 22, 2008

Yeah - the big fork! Congratulations on another beautiful finalist Nikki! #6496376

Anna Diederich September 23, 2008

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Nikki! #6497245

Vicki L. Filippin September 23, 2008

That's so sweet that you sent him some of your pics. I'll bet he's got them proudly displayed! #6497380

Deb Koskovich September 23, 2008

Hooray for you, Nikki -- congrats~~ #6497387

Dianna Hauf September 23, 2008

YEEHAW Nikki!!! This is fabulous! LOVE the bright color and the combination of your effects brought out some really nice textures! Just an all around terrific capture! What fun! Congratulations!!!!! Hope school is treating you well! ☺d #6497700

Susan Fox September 23, 2008

Congratulations Nikki! #6498004

Jean E. Hildebrant September 23, 2008

Such a colorful, fun shot, Nikki! Congratulations to you! #6498349

Daniella Puente September 23, 2008

Big congrats Nikki! :))) #6499487

Angie Sidles level-classic September 24, 2008

Big congrats to you Nikki. This is BEAUTIFUL!!! #6505207

Carol Teal September 25, 2008

LOL@the Green Acres reference. Great capture and he chose a great pose for this one. Love the bright colors! Congrats again Nikki! #6511077

Tamara K. Walker level-classic September 25, 2008

CONGRATULATIONS! one of my favorites. #6512765

Pat Gamwell September 25, 2008

Sorry I took so long in commenting on this fabulous finalist, Nikki! I thought I had already done it! lol:) (the mind is the 1st thing to go!) BIG CONGRATS, girl! #6513785

Dennis Flanagan September 27, 2008

One of your best. A close second behind your Monmarte shot from Paris. #6522324

Kathy L. Clark October 01, 2008

Nikki congrats on a truly wonderful finalist. I loved this the first time I saw it. #6540750

Lynne S. Fried October 23, 2008

H Nikki - great shot - everything about it is wonderful! Congratulation on your finalist. #6647798

JO ANN CLEVELAND October 31, 2010

Ohhhhh! I love this Nikki! Soooo beautiful, great colors and composition!

Must have missed this before?? Congrats on the finalist!

jo ann c. #9006485

Mitch Spence level-classic November 01, 2010

This is such a favorite, Nikki. Good luck with it once again. #9008249

adrifil November 01, 2010

This photo is great! It's a wonderful hommage to Grant Wood. :)

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