Description Another perfect July afternoon by a field near Penn Yan. With discretion I approached my timid tractor subject hovering near its favorite implements, backed by a field bespeckled with hundreds of large white birds lazing in the crop that lay about their feet. Suddenly, of a single thought, the flock took wing, rising in massive synchronicity, the zenlike execution of a giant clockwise sweep. This was that moment.
Technical note: This was taken as one single exposure. It is not an HDR composite. Careful exposure settings and painstaking post-processing produced these results.Copyright by Llewellyn Lafford
This image won Honorable Mention in the 2008 'Life in the Finger Lakes' magazine Photography Contest: http://lifeinthefingerlakes.com/photocontest/readmore_photocontest09.php
I have always taken photographs. In 1972 I moved to Manhattan following careers as actor, singer, songwriter, taxi driver, waiter, projectionist, headshot photographer, wedding photographer, graphic artist and software engineer. In 2008 I moved to Penn Yan and opened La Belle Vie Bed & Breakfast. And I've always taken photographs.