Happy Thursday! I had no lunch meetings or engagements yesterday and that means I’m going to lunch with my camera. So a quick stop and Subway and then out to look for some harvest images. I was very lucky yesterday as I headed West out-of-town I saw some dust clouds and when I went down the road to see where it was coming from I found two different farmers harvesting their corn crop.
These are twin combines and they apparently had stopped for either repairs or for lunch break because they were just sitting there with no activity. I imagine they were getting a bite to eat.
Across the road and down a little bit was this single combine working on the corn. He had just finished unloading his hopper and as soon as he was empty he was back at it. As I drove some of the back roads around Maquoketa I was impressed with just how much crop is still in the field. It looks like a lot of the bean crop has been harvested but there is still a fair amount of the corn still standing.
I’m sure some of these farmers wonder who the guy in the suit is taking pictures of them working in the field. Is he some government spy or some large corporate buyer looking over the land. I just smile a lot and wave. Occasionally a farmer will come over and ask me what I’m doing. Once I explain to them about my passion for photography they are happy to let me shoot away.
I have made many images of this barn. I have been tempted several times this Summer to shoot it again because it got a fresh coat of paint. Yesterday coming back into town the brilliant red mixed with the gray clouds, green grass, and golden corn stalks was just too good to pass up. I hope you like it as much as I do.
That’s it for today. I may not have a blog for Friday as I’m teaching a class early Friday morning. I’ll see if I can find something worthy of your attention tomorrow.
Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your day. Please be careful.