Viewfinder cultivator

A silhouette of a vintage horse-drawn cultivator sits along Peach Road in West Earl Twp.

At the turn of the century, horses were the most important animals on the farm. They provided the power that pulled most of the heavy farm machinery. Plows, corn pickers, hay rakes, wagons, buggies — they pulled them all. In the summer, fields were cultivated to keep the weeds from growing between the rows of plants. Summer was also the time to harvest hay that farmers used to feed the horses and other farm animals.

THE METHOD: Nikon D4S with a Nikon 80-400 mm at 210 mm, f-5.3, ISO 320, aperature priority, processed in Adobe Photoshop.

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