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November 29, 2008

Groundskeeping on JimBob Lane

Filed under: Christina — Christina @ 04:40

Another “scene while driving”.

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9 Comments »

  1. Nora walked by as I was about to comment on this and said, I’ve seen that before on Christina’s website and then proceeded to give me the web address!

    There is a tidiness in this image which is accentuated by the groundkeeper and that contrasts beautifully with the random sky.

    Comment by Rex — November 30, 2008 @ 08:26

  2. I can imagine this in a museum of Florida life in 100 years time to sit alongside the sepia-tinted b/ws of old.

    That pickup has more impact than one might imagine: at first I looked for the river and then worked out that it must be Jimbob; which means that it is parked in the way of anyone coming in/leaving. As I have a phobia about people parking on double yellow lines that starts to work me up!

    It is, however, a very descriptive picture that says a lot about custom, geography and climate! I think that Jimbob has had one waffle and maple breakfast too many!

    Comment by John Ellis — December 1, 2008 @ 08:21

  3. I didn’t look for the river – I looked for the driver!

    Comment by John Ellis — December 1, 2008 @ 11:13

  4. Beautiful sky, nice receding perspective, great truck. Yep, this works, but it feels a bit more posed than I’m used to seeing from you, like a brighter Crewdson.

    Comment by matt — December 2, 2008 @ 14:34

  5. Yes, very much more static/posed/set up than your more familar style. I’d be interested to know whether this was deliberate. Although, having said that, the world of colour lined up for you in its normal way. This wouldn’t have been half as interesting if the guy had been wearing green or brown.

    Comment by Colin — December 3, 2008 @ 18:57

  6. Interesting comments — Crewdson, I’m not! This was just another shot out the window of the truck while driving by on the way to the prairie last month. I find it a pleasant way to pass the time and to see some of what I missed as we go by.

    I was delighted when I looked at the full size image and saw the name on the fence was “JimBob Lane” (and there is also street number). Seemed very appropriate, though perhaps if you are not from the U.S., you won’t get why.

    John — the truck parked there is certainly that of the man working — however this is not a through street, but the entrance to a ranch, so he is probably not impeding traffic. ;-)

    Comment by Christina — December 4, 2008 @ 03:37

  7. Looks like the truck has trees in the back. With the sweeping clouds, fields and drive that groudskeeper sure does take up a lot of my viewing time. As Colin says, it may be something to do with the colour of the shirt and additionally their back is towards the viewer. All the action bottom left is a good balance to the expanse of cloudy sky in the top right. The angle of the strimmer seems significant too…

    Comment by akikana — December 4, 2008 @ 07:49

  8. I agree heartily on the matter of the bright shirt. While Akikana spots trees in the back of the truck, I have trouble seeing the groundskeeper taking on that large a chore. Perhaps I misjudge him. The fence line had already tipped me off to the fact that this is an entrance and not a thoroughfare, but it also suggests that the groundskeeper doesn’t plan to be parked in that spot very long.

    The colors are almost too good to be true and those gorgeous clouds are the frosting on the cake.

    Comment by Anita Jesse — December 5, 2008 @ 19:44

  9. this picture looks very HDR but being an ‘action’ shot I am sure it is not. All in all a pleasing picture to view.

    Comment by Robert Hoehne — December 10, 2008 @ 10:06


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