Wednesday, June 2, 2010

June 2, 2010, Early Corn Fields

The corn in the local fields is just starting to sprout out of the ground.

On my way to the photo club, I looked out the window of my car and this is what I saw.  Luckily I left early for the meeting, and had time to snap a few photos. 

Corn fields attract me for some reason.  Perhaps it was playing hide and seek in them as a child, or building forts for snow ball fights out of the stalks in the winter that bring back pleasant memories.

Lessons Learned:
  • Once again, it was just keeping my eyes open.
Photo details: Exposure time 1/13 sec, Aperture f/18.0, ISO 100, Focal Length 34 mm, Lens Canon EF 17-40mm, tripod, post processing to better balance the colors between the sky, and the field..

11 comments:

Mike Simmons said...

Nice landscape, Steve. The clouds in the background really add to the mood of this shot. The lines of the corn sprouts are nice too. Glad you stopped!

Andrew said...

Wonderful shot! If you shot in RAW you should try to process this one into an HDR!

Kcalpesh said...

DRAMATIC, SUPERB & BRILLIANT!!

toledonative said...

Another winner, Steve!

I remember playing hide and seek in the corn field behind my grandparents' house in Illinois. Also losing grandpa's golf balls in it. (Maybe that's why we were hiding?)

My shot from yesterday was also the result of being early (though for work, not a meeting) and having time to stop and shoot what I saw. Something to keep in mind and try to do more often, I think. Be early.

Gary's third pottery blog said...

great sky there Stevo!

AB said...

Great grey tones!

Levonne said...

Love that sky and the perspective with the field. Life in wonderful in that it offers so many opportunities to snap those photos! Good job keeping your eye open!

Liz said...

wow Steve, this is beautiful. I too have a strange passion for fields. Mine is not just corn, I am fascinated by the marks man makes on the earth, and how the earth reclaims whatever we do to it.
I love newly planted fields, but equally I love when I stumble across a forgotton road or similar thing in the middle of the woods, where trees are pushing up through the tarmac, and moss has obliterated the panted lines. Crumbled foundations over run with flora and such.

RRosen said...

This is a great shot Steve. It shows your talent. Of all the cars who drove by this scene you have been the only one who really saw it.

Becky Jo said...

I love corn fields. We have a lot of them here in Iowa... my favorite part of the year (besides harvest) is when the corn just starts to sprout, and all the fields look 'furry' with new baby corn plants. :)

Andrey Dorokhov said...

Very interesting! I like these rays of light on the background!