12 Jul 12. With a bit of networking problems - trying to establish same in this house but finding many broken wires - plus a bit of haying help (c250 bales on Wed evening) I managed to not get an image out last night, so here it is a day late. My favorite part of the haying process is having an opportunity to try and get a few decent shots of the dust created by the stacking part as it is lit by the sunlight filtering through the slats in the barn. It is a somewhat tricky process in that the sun wants to get in the picture and blow everything out, so one must be constantly adjusting position to keep it out of the viewfinder unless a big flare is a desired part of the image, and in some cases it is and it worked well. Plus you have to work in extreme lighting conditions, thus my use of HDR for these scenes. In addition, it is considered polite to not get in the way of those doing the work. With that in mind, here is the first of what may be several images of this year's haying activities. Nikon D300s; Aperture Priority. 18 - 200; ISO 200; 1/10 sec (middle of 5) on a tripod @ f /10.