Happy Saturday: I’m sorry for the lack of activity on the blog the last couple of days. My work has been hectic and yesterday I was out of commission for most of the day. I was behind on so many things so I can’t imagine how much father behind I’m going to be on Monday. Feeling much better today.
I’m still adjusting to my new iMac desktop computer system. I do a lot of customization to every computer I’ve had so I am always tweaking various settings. Then when I move to a new system it is very uncomfortable for a while until I get it configured to all of my weirdness. 🙂 Anyway I’m about there and I will tell you how much I enjoy working on images with a 27 inch monitor compared to my little 14.5 inch laptop screen. Of course it allows me to see all my mistakes in a much bigger way but it also helps in correcting said mistakes.
I was able to find a couple of harvest scenes on the way home Thursday night. The image above was taken from the shoulder of Highway 61. There was a lot of activity in this field and I shot about 20 images of the two combines and two tractors pulling grain wagons. When I got the image loaded for processing I noticed two very prevalent power lines running through the middle of the image. They would ruin the image in my mind so I spent about 25 minutes removing them. I honestly didn’t see them in my viewfinder as I guess I was concentrating on the equipment and not the peripheral area in the scene.
For those of you who have followed this blog for sometime this combine should look familiar. I shot this same combine in a similar composition in October 2010. In fact that image will be on next month’s (November) calendar of the IBA calendar. I have two images for the 2014 calendar and I am in the process of submitting more images for the 2015 calendar. It’s a lot of fun to see your image printed and distributed beyond what I’ve done with it. The IBA calendar hangs in a lot of homes in Iowa. 🙂
Enjoy your weekend. Love these cooler temperatures. I know I’m in the minority but my thermostat has been out of whack for a long time so I like the colder weather. Thanks for stopping by the blog and be careful.