Harvesting

050913- 291stWhen I was home a few weeks ago, I went to visit my uncle to see how the harvesting was going. My  dad was there, because he helps out a lot. Dad does most of the harvesting, because my uncle is old and not comfortable doing it. I brought my camera because I wanted to capture these moments. 80 years ahead some will maybe look at these photos and say ‘that’s how we did it back in the days’. I also took photos so I can compile a new calendar for my uncle when the new years arrive. The last years I’ve made him a calendar with photos from his farm or things/places nearby. He loves them and therefore I keep doing it. It’s a nice Christmas gift. Last year he got a whole book with photographs. I won’t be doing that this year –  a calendar will do.

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Bits and bobs from my uncles farm

030813- 313sA while ago I visted my uncles farm. He’s 76 years old, but I sometimes see him as less than 70. Too me he’s always been a ‘young’ man. It’s strange to think that’s he’s slowly getting 80. He is holding up quite well, working a lot in my opinion. Things are not as it used to be though and he needs help on his farm.  So when I visited his farm a month ago or so, I was there to help him out (my parents too) with a patch of overgrown grass. We worked a lot. In addition to work I took some photos around the farm. I always bring my camera, where every I go. You never know when something great turns up that you need to photograph.

Here are a few photos from that day. Enjoy.

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Fun times at my uncles farm

120712- 042sLast thursday I went home to my parents place. I’m in the middle of vacation / was the end of my sick-leave, so I had time to go home. My nephews were gonna be there for a few days as well and I had planned to visit some friends.

My two nephews love tractors and since my dad had a few jobs to do at my uncles farm, we decided to bring them so they could ride the tractor with him. I had to bring my camera of course to take some pictures of the two having fun. It’s these little moments that I cheris and have to document. It will be something they can look back on when they’re grown old.

Yesterday evening, when I started to edit these  photos, I decided to sit out on my balcony. Since I live in an apartment and had been away all day, it was so warm inside it was warmer inside than outside. I almost melted away! Phew! 22.30 I had to go inside because some nasty, huge flying bugs visits my balcony when twilight comes.

When I looked through my photos I instantly knew these had to be monochrome photos. I hope you like them as much as I do!

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My uncles farm and surrounding areas

I spent part of last weekend at my parents house. One of my goals for the sunday was to photograph a lot at my uncles farm. You see, the last years I’ve given my uncle a photo calendar for Christmas. He’s been enjoying it so much, I thought I had to do it again this year. The weather cast wasn’t promising, it would be grey and probably rain quite a lot that day. The only time I might see some sun, was early in the morning. Sunday morning, at 7.30 the alarm went off. It was impossible to jump out of bed imideately, I stayed in bed for about twenty mintues before I dragged myself up. I got dressed, found my photo gear and went outside. There wasn’t any sun outside, but it the clouds were light and there wasn’t any rain.

I stayed outside for over an hour, lurking around my uncles farm and places nearby. There was little traffic on those normally trafficed roads. I could even stand in the middle of the road photographing.

Later that day, when I looked at all my photos, I found one photo that would look good as a book cover. I recently made a book with my best photos from 2011 and I was very satisfied with it. You can say I’m kind of hooked on photo books. So… an idea popped up in my head. Why not make him a book with photos? The book would have to contain photos of his farm and surrounding areas. That is pictures that would interest him. I am not sure if I will have enough photos to make a whole book though. I think I would need at least  photos, if less the book would be too thin.

I’m going to go through my archive to see if I can find some suitable old photos. I hope I will have enough to make a decent book, because I know my uncle would appreciate it.

Here is a collection of the photos I took on sunday.

My uncles farm

I’ve just come home from Aker Foto; the store that are developing my photos. They are great. I send them online and can pick them up the day after. They are not the cheapest one in town, but the best in my opinion.

Today I picked up five photos I’m giving to mum for her birthday. I’ve also picked up six photos I’m sending my aunt. She has asked for photos from the place she grew up. My uncle still lives on the farm they all grew up.

So I got six square photos for my aunt.

To the left is my uncles field.

I’m here standing on the road above. The white house is part of my uncles house. The rest of the buildings is where he keeps his tractors etc.

Road through my uncles propery.

Further up that road.

The property seen from the other side.

A nearly dried up creek dividing two fields.

I’m gonna send them to my aunt tomorrow hopefully. I’m curious what she will think about them. I tell her she will have to decide which one she will put up on the wall. Maybe a few? Maybe all? It’s up to her.

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