Fine Art Photographs of Vermont Cows for Sale as Prints

Black and white photograph of a cow

Fine Art Photographs of Cows – I recently found myself in Stowe, Vermont for a rainy afternoon. My wife had a conference at the Spruce Lodge and I had the afternoon free. Fall foliage had already come and gone with the last leaves being ripped off by a breezy, stormy day. But I was determined to get out and photograph the beautiful country side around Stowe which includes many fine family farms.

Vintage tractor
Vintage Tractor on a farm

I came across a herd of dairy cows gathering near the farm gate, hoping that it was getting close to milking time. One cow in particular caught my eye and I was able to capture a few nice portraits.

Managing to keep my gear dry and shooting wide open in the dark and gloomy late afternoon cloudy sky, I manage to capture this sweet face in the pasture.

Dairy Cow Stowe Vermont
Dairy Cow Stowe Vermont by Edward M. Fielding

This is a Jersey cow or cattle are a small breed of dairy cattle. Originally bred in the Channel Island of Jersey, the breed is popular for the high butterfat content of its milk and the lower maintenance costs attending its lower body-weight, as well as its genial disposition.

They look a lot different than the type of cow typically raised for beef such as this fine fellow below seen on a small micro farm in Etna, New Hampshire.

Cow portrait by Edward M. Fielding
Beef Cow portrait by Edward M. Fielding

These cow portraits in black and white can be found in the extensive portfolios of fine art photographer Edward M. Fielding.  Fine art photographs of cows and farms in New England are available as prints, museum quality framed art, canvas prints, wood prints and more as well as on products such as tote bags and decor items such as throw pillows.

Cow – https://edward-fielding.pixels.com/art/cow

Farm – https://edward-fielding.pixels.com/art/farm

Tractors – https://edward-fielding.pixels.com/art/tractor

Vermont – https://edward-fielding.pixels.com/art/vermont


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Vintage Tractor Fine Art Photographs

Vintage Tractor photographs

The Art of the Tractor – celebrating the beauty of old farm tractors with fine art photographs and artwork from around New England and the world.

Do you like old tractors?  This is the place to see some of the finest tractor photography by photographer and vintage tractor hound, Edward M. Fielding.

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Living in the heart of old tractor hunting grounds, in the Upper Valley region and Kearsarge area of New Hampshire, near the boarder of Vermont, Fielding spends his time hunting the surrounding towns of Springfield, Sunapee, New London, Hanover, Lyme, Cornish as well as deep into rural Vermont in pursuit of fine old vintage tractors in the wild to photograph.

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John Deere, Farmall, International Harvester, Ford – if it is an old tractor sold back in the day in New England, chances are Fielding has found and documented it.

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Old tractors still in use plowing and haying meadows, old antiques restored and proudly displayed, classics for sale, rusty old heaps put out to pasture as decorations, cute little red house tractors peeking out of barns.

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tractor is an engineering vehicle specifically designed to deliver a high tractive effort (or torque) at slow speeds, for the purposes of hauling a trailer or machinery used in agriculture or construction.

 

Most commonly, the term is used to describe a farm vehicle that provides the power and traction to mechanize agricultural tasks, especially (and originally) tillage, but nowadays a great variety of tasks.

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Agricultural implements may be towed behind or mounted on the tractor, and the tractor may also provide a source of power if the implement is mechanized.

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To the tractor lover, there is something magical about the tractor in the pasture. It represents wisdom, strength, and former glory as the plower of soil, tender of crops, and the backbone of the nation.

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Much like the aging racehorse or the prize bull, after its working days are done, old tractors find resting spots on the edges of fields, alongside barns, or in the hedgerows.

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Today, these rusting piles of iron not only represent the memories of nostalgic farmers (past or present), they represent possibilities of restoration, rejuvenation, and new life as sparkling representations of an age gone by.

 


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Vintage Tractor Prints for Refined Rustic Decor

Cornish Windsor Covered Bridge

This fine art photograph of an old vintage tractor on  a farm in the rural New Hampshire town of Cornish makes a fine print for any modern farmhouse style of decor, refined rustic, cottage, country or farm decorating.

The sepia toned print by Edward M. Fielding looks great in an off white cream colored mat as shown below.  A recent customer purchased this large 24 x 30 inch print and matted, mounted on foam core for a client in  Woodbury, CT.  The client has an heirloom frame waiting for the print.

See all of the vintage tractor photographs in this collection:  https://edward-fielding.pixels.com/art/vintage+tractor

Vintage Tractor Photography for that modern farmhouse style
Vintage Tractor Photography for that modern farmhouse style

I really like this combination of the off white mat and the sepia tone photograph as ordered by the designer.  It looks like an old vintage photograph even though this old tractor is still in use today on the Cornish farm.

Cornish you might know is famous for its covered bridges and the home of recluse writer JD Salinger who wrote “Catcher in the Rye” and is quoted as saying:

I am a kind of paranoiac in reverse. I suspect people of plotting to make me happy.
 
I’m sick of just liking people. I wish to God I could meet somebody I could respect.
 
An artist’s only concern is to shoot for some kind of perfection, and on his own terms, not anyone else’s.
Cornish has historically been a well-known summer resort for artists and writers. Sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens began coming to Cornish in 1885, seeking a studio away from the summer heat of New York City. Artist friends followed him, including painter and illustrator Maxfield Parrish, who designed and built his estate, the Oaks, in the area. The surrounding area became the center of the popular Cornish Art Colony

Vintage tractor photographs from the New England area by Edward M. Fielding can be purchased in a wide variety of frames from simple black museum type metal frames to hundreds of wooden frames as well as printed on paper, canvas, metal, wood and acrylic as well as matching products such as throw pillows and tote bags.

Hundreds of frames and mat combinations to choose from - or get it printed on canvas, wood, or metal.
Hundreds of frames and mat combinations to choose from – or get it printed on canvas, wood, or metal.

A nice large print of a vintage tractor with a cream colored mat and rustic barn wood framing looks great in a modern farmhouse decorated home as well as a stately office or hotel lobby.

 

Barnwood frames available
Barn wood frames available

Vintage tractor fine art photographs by Edward M. Fielding can be ordered in all sorts of combinations of frames and mats.  Go big for a living room or go small for a guest bathroom.  You are only limited by your imagination on which frames you choose for your farmhouse look or go frame less for a more modern look with canvas prints, metal prints, wood prints or acrylic prints.

Vintage Tractor with elaborate frame
Vintage Tractor with elaborate frame

See all of the great vintage tractor and farming fine art photographs by Edward M. Fielding in this portfolio – https://edward-fielding.pixels.com/art/farm

Achieving that Modern Farmhouse Style

Vermont Farm Landscape
Farmhouse Living
Farmhouse Living

We never tire of beautiful farmhouse decor—from bedrooms to kitchens, take a look at this collection of stunning artwork of  vintage tractors, farms, landscapes, cows, barns and more!  Great artwork for simple and rustic modern farmhouse styled rooms.

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Modern Farm House Style Decor
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Old Tractor Brown Toned by Edward M. Fielding

Old Tractor Brown Toned by Edward M. Fielding Modern Farm House Style Decor https://edward-fielding.pixels.com/art/farm

Rustic Modern is a method of interior design that refers to the use of historical period room installations or furniture within a more modern overall room design.  The design method is used for both the creation of room design in new homes and the restoration of older homes in an effort to keep their original charm while updating their utility for modern families.

 

Modern Farm House Decor Dining Room
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Vintage Ford Tractor Square Framed Print
Vintage Ford Tractor Square Framed Print – Modern Farm House Style Decor – https://edward-fielding.pixels.com/art/farm

Shabby chic is a form of interior design where furniture and furnishings are either chosen for their appearance of age and signs of wear and tear or where new items are distressed to achieve the appearance of an antique.

 

Farmhouse butcher beef cuts chart
Farmhouse butcher beef cuts chart – Modern Farm House Style Decor –  https://edward-fielding.pixels.com/art/farm

 

Tractor art in the living room
Tractor art in the living room – Modern Farm House Style Decor – https://edward-fielding.pixels.com/art/farm
Photographs of old tractors
Photographs of old tractors by Edward M. Fielding – Modern Farm House Style Decor – https://edward-fielding.pixels.com/art/farm

Rustic Meets Refined – Getting that great modern look with a bit of a country twist just requires a few great elements such as down home photographs and artwork.  Old-fashioned farmhouse interiors may have been cozy, but they were also often dark. Today’s approach to farmhouse design combines many of the style’s classic elements — wide-plank wood floors, exposed beams and rustic wood furnishings, with a much brighter take.

Eggs in a Vintage Wire Basket
Eggs in a Vintage basket http://edward-fielding.pixels.com/featured/eggs-in-vintage-wire-egg-basket-edward-fielding.html
Old Red Tractor in the Snow
Old Red Tractor in the Snow – Modern Farm House Style Decor – https://edward-fielding.pixels.com/art/farm
Modern Farm House Style Decor
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Vintage Tractors artwork
Vintage Tractors artwork – Modern Farm House Style Decor – https://edward-fielding.pixels.com/art/farm

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So God Made a Farmer – Paul Harvey

So God Made a Farmer – Paul Harvey

And on the 8th day, God looked down on his planned paradise and said, “I need a caretaker”

— so God made a Farmer.

God said, “I need somebody willing to get up before dawn, milk cows, work all day in the fields, milk cows again, eat supper, then go to town and stay past midnight at a meeting of the school board”

— so God made a Farmer.

Old Cabin in the snow
Old Cabin in the snow – http://edward-fielding.pixels.com/featured/cobber-cabin-stowe-vermont-edward-fielding.html

“I need somebody with arms strong enough to rustle a calf and yet gentle enough to deliver his own grandchild; somebody to call hogs, tame cantankerous machinery, come home hungry, have to wait lunch until his wife’s done feeding visiting ladies, then tell the ladies to be sure and come back real soon — and mean it”

— so God made a Farmer.

Inside The Horse Barn Black And White
Inside The Horse Barn Black And White – http://edward-fielding.pixels.com/featured/inside-the-horse-barn-black-and-white-edward-fielding.html

God said, “I need somebody willing to sit up all night with a newborn colt, and watch it die, then dry his eyes and say, ‘Maybe next year.’ I need somebody who can shape an ax handle from a persimmon sprout, shoe a horse with a hunk of car tire, who can make harness out of haywire, feed sacks and shoe scraps; who, planting time and harvest season, will finish his forty-hour week by Tuesday noon, and then pain’n from tractor back,’ put in another seventy-two hours”

— so God made a Farmer.

Ely Vermont Old Wooden Silo And Barn Black And White Framed Print
Ely Vermont Old Wooden Silo And Barn Black And White Framed Print – http://edward-fielding.pixels.com/featured/ely-vermont-old-wooden-silo-and-barn-black-and-white-edward-fielding.html

God had to have somebody willing to ride the ruts at double speed to get the hay in ahead of the rain clouds, and yet stop in mid-field and race to help when he sees the first smoke from a neighbor’s place

— so God made a Farmer.

Red Door Winter Barn, Windsor, Vermont
Red Door Winter Barn, Windsor, Vermont – http://edward-fielding.pixels.com/featured/the-red-door-edward-fielding.html

God said, “I need somebody strong enough to clear trees and heave bails, yet gentle enough to tame lambs and wean pigs and tend the pink-combed pullets, who will stop his mower for an hour to splint the broken leg of a meadow lark.”

It had to be somebody who’d plow deep and straight and not cut corners; somebody to seed, weed, feed, breed and rake and disc and plow and plant and tie the fleece and strain the milk and replenish the self-feeder and finish a hard week’s work with a five-mile drive to church; somebody who would bale a family together with the soft strong bonds of sharing, who would laugh, and then sigh, and then reply, with smiling eyes, when his son says that he wants to spend his life “doing what dad does”

— so God made a Farmer.

Old Tractor Black and White Square
Old Tractor Black and White Square – http://edward-fielding.pixels.com/featured/old-tractor-black-and-white-square-edward-fielding.html
Farm Fresh Eggs
Farm Fresh Eggs – http://edward-fielding.pixels.com/featured/3-farm-fresh-eggs-edward-fielding.html

Paul Harvey, ‘So God Made a Farmer Speech’ to the FFA delivered November 1978, Kansas City, MO.

Press Release: New Vintage Tractors Artwork

Vintage Tractors artwork
Vintage Tractors artwork

Vintage Tractors

September 14th, 2016 – Etna, NH

New vintage tractor artwork. Photographer and visual artist Edward M. Fielding (www.edwardfielding.com) has just release a new artwork in his popular series of vintage tractor photographs, paintings and art.

Fielding says, “I now have close to 100 photographs and artworks in my Vintage Tractors portfolio. I’m a a big fan of these farming workhorses, really the most important machine on any farm. I’m especially fond of the old reliable equipment that family farmers keep in good shape. Some of restored as a piece of history and become as pampered as a classic car but I see a lot of these old tractors in use around the Upper Valley region of Vermont and New Hampshire where I live.

At local fairs you can see vintage tractor clubs displaying their pride and joys but I really get excited when I see one of these beauties cutting hay in a neighbor’s field or pulling a trailer float at a local Fourth of July parade.”

The newest artwork is an acrylic painting effect created using an original photograph of a row of vintage tractors recently found on Prince Edward Island in Canada. Fielding just returned from a photography exploration of the island from its rural seaside farms and countryside to the red sand beaches and lighthouses.

This vintage tractor artwork can be purchase as a framed and matted print, metal print, canvas or printed and rolled in a tube for framing locally. Canvas prints are available all the way up to huge sofa sized 60.00″ x 33.75″ prints for maximum impact.

To see the entire collection of Vintage Tractor photographs, artwork, t-shirts, paintings and more visit – http://edward-fielding.pixels.com/collections/vintage+tractors

 

 

tractor is an engineering vehicle specifically designed to deliver a high tractive effort (or torque) at slow speeds, for the purposes of hauling a trailer or machinery used in agriculture or construction. Most commonly, the term is used to describe a farm vehicle that provides the power and traction to mechanize agricultural tasks, especially (and originally) tillage, but nowadays a great variety of tasks. Agricultural implements may be towed behind or mounted on the tractor, and the tractor may also provide a source of power if the implement is mechanized.

Tractor Photography Season

A favorite photography subject: Tractors

Tractor photography season is here, at least that’s how I see it.  I live in a rural area of New Hampshire near the Vermont boarder and one thing we have plenty of is tractors and nice old vintage tractors.  These are not museum pieces although we have those also on display at the Tunbridge World’s Fair and the Cornish County Fair and other places around the area.  Clubs dedicated to restoring and preserving old tractors.

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But beyond the museum pieces we have a lot of great old farm equipment in use in the hay fields and pastures around the region.  Beautiful old beasts, some in great shape, others coaxed into working condition with a squirt of oil and a kick to the carburetor.

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I’ve come to know several of these great old farm machines as they move around the neighborhood plowing this field one week and another the next week.  Some of the old Ford machines have nice rounded bonnets that remind me of art deco styling in their blue and white two tone paint jobs.  The John Deere’s sport their famous green and yellow colors while the MF’s wear a coat of red paint.  No to be confused by the really one machines covered in rust.

 

Newer machines seem to be eye popping orange or bright red or that green/yellow combination.  One thing you can tell by looking in the yard of a local farmer is the brand loyality.  These beasts of the fields seem to last forever and if they ever are retired usually they are added to the line up in the back 40 or out by the utility barn.  Maybe they’ll be scavenged for parts or be restored at some later date if there is any time left after a busy day working the farm but one thing seems for certain, its tough to get a loyal customer to switch brands, at least by the look of things.

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1899 Barn Cupola Ely, Vermont

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Barn Cupola on a 117 Year Old Barn

Vermont and indeed all of our rural areas across the country are slowly losing their historic barns.  These structures build and raised by hand (no machinery was available to do the heavy lifting), were built for use and have with stood all that nature can throw at it.  Wind, rain, snow, insects, rot, moister and just plain usage.

As family farming has declined, so has the use for these old barns and the time and expense needed keep them in shape.  In today’s world, its easier and cheaper to throw up a new barn or a modern plastic hoop or metal structure ordered from an Internet site rather than build a majestic barn with the help of your neighbors.

This old barn in Ely, Vermont has a date on it.  Way up on the cupola you can see a sign that reads 1899.  Imagine all of the things this old structure has witnessed.  The current state of the barn is abandonment.  There is still a farm around the barn but the barn its self is not used and is surrounded by overgrown vegetation.  There is even a vine growing nearly to the top of its silos.

I’ve visited this beautiful old barn over the year but on a recent trip I tried something different.  Rather than photographing the whole structure with a wide angel lens, this time I tried a 70-300 lens and worked at capturing some of the details.  I had plenty of sunshine and a sturdy tripod so I was able to shoot at f22 with a nice shutter speed of around 100.  I was really happy with the results.  The photograph of the cupola captured plenty of details and the dynamic range of the RAW file allowed me to bring out all of the texture of the old wood in post processing.

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In architecture, a cupola /ˈkjuːpələ/ is a small, most often dome-like, structure on top of a building. Often used to provide a lookout or to admit light and air, it usually crowns a larger roof or dome.

 

The word derives, via Italian, from the lower Latin cupula (classical Latin cupella from the Greek κύπελλον kupellon) “small cup” (Latin cupa) indicating a vault resembling an upside down cup.

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The cupola is a development during the Renaissance of the oculus, an ancient device found in Roman architecture, but being weatherproof was superior for the wetter climates of northern Europe.[citation needed] The chhatri, seen in Indian architecture, fits the definition of a cupola when it is used atop a larger structure.

Cupolas often appear as small buildings in their own right. They often serve as a belfry, belvedere, or roof lantern above a main roof. In other cases they may crown a spire, tower, or turret. Barns often have cupolas for ventilation.

More New England Barns

More barn photography by Edward M. Fielding

Postcards from New Hampshire

Video Postcards from New Hampshire

With summer like weather lately, I decided to strike when the skies were clear and hit the road around rural New Hampshire this week and grab some photographs and a bit of video for my stock video collection on Shutterstock as well has create some promotional videos.

The above video features some rural scenes from around the Upper Valley, White Mountains and Lakes Regions of New Hampshire.  New Hampshire doesn’t have one single feature that you can put your finger on and say “Oh that’s New Hampshire”, rather its the sum of its parts, a small but vibrant sea coast region around Portsmouth and Rye, the lakes region dominated by the large body of water known as Lake Winnipesaukee, the Upper Connecticut River Valley with Hanover, home to Dartmouth College and other compact villiage towns and the mountain region of The White Mountain National Forest.

Tucked in and around the region are small family farms, quaint country stores, covered bridges, wildlife, hiking trails, recreational trails, mountains, forests, camping, history and more.  There might not be one single thing to describe New Hampshire with but its the sum of its parts and the totality of outdoors activities you can find here.  Now wonder so many people from the congested Boston area head to New Hampshire on the weekends.  New Hampshire has room to breath in the fresh air.

My photographs and artwork from around New Hampshire and the entire New England region can be seen and purchased as prints and products at my portfolio – http://edward-fielding.pixels.com/art/new+hampshire

Barns of Etna New Hampshire

This video presents some of the classic New England red barns you can see in Etna, New Hampshire.  Etna is the rural, laid back part of Hanover, NH and is popular with bikers, cross country skiiers, joggers and even Back Country Tours.  The Appalachian Trail runs through both downtown Hanover and rural Etna.

The Appalachian National Scenic Trail, generally known as the Appalachian Trail or simply the A.T., is a marked hiking trail in the eastern United States extending between Springer Mountain in Georgia and Mount Katahdin in Maine. The trail is approximately 2,200 miles (3,500 km)[a] long, though the precise length changes over time as parts are modified or rerouted. The trail passes through the states of Georgia, North Carolina,Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine.

See more great barn photography and artwork here:  http://edward-fielding.pixels.com/art/barn

 

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Classic New England red barn in color pencil effect from an original photograph by Edward M. Fielding – www.edwardfielding.com
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A beautiful old red barn found along Route 10 or the Dartmouth College Highway which runs along the Connecticut River on the New Hampshire side.

Tractors: How to photograph tractors with examples

Since I live in a rural area of New Hampshire, close to Vermont, tractors are common subject for me to find and photograph.  Is there a right way and a wrong way to photograph tractors?  Of course not.  Like anything related to creative arts, its up to the artist to choose how they want to portray the subject of tractors.

Examples of Tractor Photographs

Here are some examples from my portfolio of vintage tractors available for purchase as prints, framed and mated art, canvas prints, acrylic prints and more via – edward-fielding.pixels.com

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This square cropped shot of a tractor in a field gives just enough information about the scene to understand its in a field at the edge of a forest.

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This old photograph of the old retired tractor in the shed takes a traditional Ansel Adams type approach with long dynamic range and deep depth of field. While not f64 view camera type of depth of field, this shot was taken on a very sturdy tripod with a very small aperture to capture all of the detail of the scene in crisp resolution. The viewer is left to admire the fine details and all of the beautiful texture and junk around the scene. The subject is place dead center allowing the view to gaze into the middle of the symmetrical drivers seat and wheel of the tractor.

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In contrast to the previous tractor photograph, this one uses a shallow depth of field to blur out the busy background. Notice too that main focal point, the weather and rusty grill on the tractor is composed off center to add interest.

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This sunset photograph of an old John Deere tractor in a hay field uses a wide angle lens to distort the large tire nearest to the lens and add depth to the scene with the dairy barn in the background.

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A foggy morning and soft muted colors set the mood in this tractor photograph taken in Lyme, New Hampshire.

More Vintage Tractors

To see more examples of tractor photographs, follow this link: More Examples of Vintage Tractor Photographs – http://edward-fielding.pixels.com/collections/vintage+tractors