Getting ready, picking up their scythes and moving. Moving either away because they are not in the competition, or to the place they should stand to get ready for scything.
And now they are in position and ready for the competition. Who can scythe a marked-off patch of grass in the shortest time?
Years ago, when I had a biggish piece of land, I had a scythe. I probably bought it secondhand at a dead-stock market. And although it is a long time since I held a scythe, I could imagine the balance, the weight, the swing of it, and the resistance of the grass.
So these images may well mean more than the casual viewer can get from them. But I do like the little dog.
Nikon D5600 with 8-55mm AF-P lens / 1/80th second at f8, ISO 800, at 23mm
Here below is a screen grab of the image before processing. The biggest thing I did was to straighten up the verticals of the frame of the archway.
At least, that’s what I thought until I looked at the two images on the same page, as it were.
Now I can see how much I bumped up the saturation, particularly of the area beyond the archway. The final result looks almost too garish when I compare it with the untouched version. It didn’t look like that when I looked at it on its own, though.