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Ploughing the Field on Churchill Island - II by Christine Smith

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FEATURED in A Little Bit Country 10-07-2010
FEATURED in A Place to Call Home 27-06-2011
FEATURED in Rural Around the Globe 27-06-2011
FEATURED in Life in the City, Suburbs or Bush 10-11-2012
TOP TEN FINALIST in the Down on the Farm – Animals at Work of the Farm Challenge 06-07-2011

Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Lens: @ 160mm, ISO: 400, Aperture: 5.6, Shutter: 1/600

Long before the days of tractors and air conditioned cabins, men ploughed their fields the hard way. This shot was taken on Churchill Island Heritage Farm, just off the coast of Phillip Island. It is an important place in the history of settlement in Victoria, as it is the site of the first European agricultural pursuits in the state and has been farmed since the 1850’s. In 1872 Churchill Island was purchased by Samuel Amoss, a former Mayor of Melbourne. The island is only 57 hectares and is now open to the public as an historic working farm.

Photography been a longtime hobby that has now become an obsessive passion. I am fairly eclectic in my choice of subjects, and try to see beauty in most things. Thank you for dropping by my site and I welcome any feedback and tips.

Christine’s images have had:
793 Features & 41 Challenge Wins

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  • Alfredo Estrella
    Alfredo Estrellaover 4 years ago

    This says so much, it is a good capture

  • Thanks for commenting Alfredo.

    – Christine Smith

  • Barssel
    Barsselover 4 years ago

    This would make a great addition to the Horse and Rider group

  • Nice suggestion, but unfortunately I don’t take enough photos of horses with people to warrant being in the group. Thanks for commenting though.

    – Christine Smith

  • Karl Williams
    Karl Williamsover 4 years ago

    Good journalistic shot, Christine. You’ve dealt with the difficult exposure conditions very well.

  • Thanks for commenting Karl. It’s much appreciated.

    – Christine Smith

  • PhotosByG
    PhotosByGover 4 years ago

    Congratulations! Your photo has been featured in “A Little Bit Country!”

    This photo was chosen because it was of a very high quality and it captured exactly the sort of work we are looking for in this group.

    Please keep up the great work and we hope you continue to add more of your excellent photographs to this group.

  • Thank you so much for the feature. It’s really appreciated.

    – Christine Smith

  • mauryc69
    mauryc69over 3 years ago

    fantastic capture!!!!!

  • Thank you very much for stopping by and for your lovely comment.

    – Christine Smith

  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignover 3 years ago

    Thank you for adding your work to The Best of RedBubble! Excellent shot!

  • Thank you very much and also for the fave. It’s much appreciated.

    – Christine Smith

  • virginian
    virginianover 3 years ago

    This is wonderful. Brings back memories of helping a grandfather on his farm. A fave.

  • Thank you for such a nice comment and the fave. I’m glad it brings back memories for you.

    – Christine Smith

  • Laddie Halupa
    Laddie Halupaover 3 years ago

  • Thank you so much for selecting this image for a feature. I really appreciate it.

    – Christine Smith

  • aussiedi
    aussiediover 3 years ago

    Congratulations on the well deserved feature,, great capture

  • Thank you for your kind words Di.

    – Christine Smith

  • Roger Jewell
    Roger Jewellover 3 years ago

  • Thank you so much for featuring this image Roger. I really appreciate it.

    – Christine Smith

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