Impressions Written by Mike Ross Tobacco Leaves “Art, to me, is the interpretation of the impression which nature makes upon the eye and brain.” Childe Hassam 40.040408 -76.262618 Lancaster, PA, USA Related 21 thoughts on “Impressions” What a great picture, Mike. This looks like leather although, thankfully, no cows were harmed in the making of this photograph. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Thanks Lois, maybe this set is for Amish running shoes. These leaves were bright green but will turn brown eventually. Most are left in the field until much later in the season. LikeLike Reply I had no idea what tobacco leaves looked like until recently. These do look like leather. Or discarded faerie wings. The detail is amazing! (And you know how to pronounce Long Island correctly.) LikeLiked by 1 person Reply They don’t all look leathery Morgaine, it was the post processing. I do have one photo in color so you can see what they look like: https://photographyocd.com/2017/08/14/smokings-bad-mkay/ LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Thanks for the link. I see what you mean. 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply My first impression of this image was that it was fabric – very well constructed. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply My first impression was that it might not be the best idea to stand in this guys yard looking in his barn window. 👀 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Lol. Yikes. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I remembered you asked me last year what I think of your tobacco shot. And I said that you could come closer. As I see my advise works 😆 Nice shot, Mike! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Thanks Alena, you know I like to get close to things and in this case I had to back up. I could have touched the leaves if I didn’t need two hands to hold the camera. 😊 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I had no idea they grew tobacco out there, interesting. Great photo, so much texture! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Thanks Tiffany, I was surprised to see it this early. They grow about 9,000 acres in Lancaster County worth an estimated $22 million a year. Today I saw a whole family working in the tobacco fields while the horses watched and giggled. 🐴 LikeLike Reply Tobacco leaves.. Great shot.. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Thanks Lisa, they sort of found me on my way home yesterday. LikeLike Reply cannot like comments.. not sure why.. an api window opens then it all dies.. 😉 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Everything dies Lisa, its just a matter of when. 😯 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply love the feeling you created with the b/w and line Mike…and yes death is part of life…new beginnings ~ smiles hedy ☺️ LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Thanks Hedy, seeing the tobacco drying each season reminds me how fast time goes by. 🏪 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Yes I understand and then there is time…students told me once when time goes fast it means your having fun…but I don’t know some how I woke up one day and boom I’m 60 ☺️👵🏻🤣 sending joy LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Its all relative and its all illusion. 🎈 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply ☺️🤓 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.