I saw this from about 100 yards away. I loved the old tree and the twisted wire hanging from a limb. The story is simple, while plowing the field in the background, the team found this wire and hung it out of the way. There it sits, still to this day. Looking at the vast swaths of land all around, and the few trees providing shade for the animals, it is too much to take in with a camera.
Even wide angle lenses fall short. How can you capture the rough, open feel of the place? I grasped this detail and captured it in various formats. This image was shot using the Pentacon Six on HP5+ film. Much of the vacation I spent exploring the details that tell the story better than trying to capture the entire thing.
With these images, a simple picture does not tell the entire story. It gives you a taste, an appetizer if you will. But in order to understand the context, the depth and the sense of character of this place, you have to see a story line of the different images. Four or five images of detail can easily express the qualities that define life out on an Argentine ranch.
Patrick...confirmed film & digital photography addict.