I have three images for you today. I got out of the office at a decent time last evening and there was some nice soft light to work with.
I drive by this pond everyday on the road home and for some reason last night it caught my eye. The sun was hitting it just right and with the gray sky I had to pull over and grab some images.
I have not been able to capture any harvest images this season, which is unusual for me. I was looking at past years and I always have some at this time of year.
I saw these two workhorses in the field their work not quite done and the soft yellow sun was bathing them in a wonderful light.
I ran out of light pretty quickly as there was a lot of clouds in the sky. This was my last opportunity so I saw this lone tree in the distance and decided to capture the image.
That’s it for today. Enjoy your day and be careful.
I was looking through my images last night and came across this harvest image from a few weeks ago. Most of the crops have been harvested and I see a lot of barren fields on my daily commute. There are still some isolated fields that remain unharvested but for the most part the harvest seems to be over for the year.
It remains as one of my favorite times of the year and reminds me of so many great memories while growing up in a small farm community. Now however we have a browning landscape and the looming cold snowy Winter months ahead of us.
Very busy time of the year in the banking business. Closing out the year or as we lovingly call it “year-end.”
Enjoy your “Hump Day” and thanks for stopping by. Be careful.
A potpourri for you today image wise. I had to check on the cygnets yesterday when I got into town around noon. I had a meeting at one of our other banks and so it was about 12:30 p.m. when I drove by the duck pond. The children were out swimming (although it’s more like walking because of the low water level) while the parents were on the beach. Interesting observation, the Mother was ever vigilant of her offspring and had her neck extended to its limits to watch both the children and me. The Father on the other hand had his back to the group and was grooming himself. 🙂
Another harvest image from my shoot on Saturday. I like the action in this shot with all the junk coming out of the discharge shoot. The harvest images are about to come to an end for another year. I didn’t leave the office until 5:30 p.m. last evening and it was already dark enough that it would have been difficult to capture an image. I hope to get a few more images before the harvest is complete.
Finally I’ll leave you with this uninspiring image to support my statement of yesterday that it doesn’t matter what you put in front of the lens as long as it is lit by the soft golden light. Well maybe that is a bit of a stretch with this image. I can’t imagine (this morning) why I took this image. I must have thought at the time it looked good in the view finder. 🙂
That’s it for today. Fresh out of images and profound thoughts. Well that’s not exactly true. I have plenty of thoughts but most of them would get me in trouble if I shared them with you. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your day and be careful.
The usable sunlight on my commute home is getting to be less each night. That means in a couple of short weeks it will be dark on the drive home for several months and no more after work scenery shots. I’ll just have to find other things to amuse me. 🙂
I went to Anamosa yesterday for a meeting and on the way back found some interesting harvest scenes. I love shooting combines in the field. I do not like to follow them on narrow two lane roads. I had to follow one on the way home last night for about five miles. They move kind of slow compared to my normal speed so it took a little longer to make the commute.
I really enjoy watching the entire harvest process. Every time I see a combine I think about a trip I had with my Dad when I was very young. I believe I have told you that one of the things he did to try to make a living was selling farm equipment. Apparently he sold a combine to a local farmer and he had to get it from another dealer that was in a town some distance away. I wasn’t really old enough to be all that aware of the details other than of course if my Dad was going somewhere I wanted to go with him.
We drove the old blue station wagon to the other implement dealer and picked up the combine. Jimmy Triplet, a retired friend of my Dad, went along to drive the station wagon back and Dad drove the combine. I suppose as I think about it now, if he had the combine shipped in he would have probably lost money on the deal. Anyway it was a very long trip (as you can imagine) and if memory serves we were late into the evening when we finally arrived back in Ridgeway.
Dad raised the intake head so that it was level. Mom had given me a blanket and my ever-present little cars and apparently I amused myself for hours and hours playing with my toys on the blanket on the combine. Amazing how some memories stick with you for ever. 🙂
I’ll leave you with this wonderful sunset I encountered on my homeward commute. I pulled off the road and shot for about 15 minutes so I have some other perspectives of the sunset I’ll show you at another time.
That’s it for today. Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a productive, safe and enjoyable day. Be careful.