Thursday, July 1, 2010

Amber Waves of Grain

disclaimer:  All of today's photos are Straight Out Of the Camera (SOOC).  No processing of any kind has been done....   (except to add the arrows in the pictures below)

 

I spent yesterday, and a good portion of this morning as well, driving around the countryside looking for wheat fields.  Turns out - I live in the wrong part of Kansas for wheat....

I found a lot of corn fields



Corn, and more corn, everywhere....



The ONLY wheat field I found was behind my parent's home - and it was harvested over the weekend.  I was about 3 days too late.


I was pretty bummed.



Wheat stubble


So I walked back there to see if there was any chance for any kind of pictures of wheat..





There was a small swath near the edge of the field, under a tree that got missed by the combine.



It was in the shade (shadowed) so I couldn't really take pictures at the moment.





We decided to go take pictures of other things for the evening.  I figured I'd try the next morning. 




Guess what????





The morning sun gave the wheat the golden hue I wanted.  :)






It's not the field full of waving wheat I had envisioned, but it's wheat.  And as long as I got WAY down on the ground (almost laying down) it was a great macro shot!




Then I tried to get on the other side of the wheat....




Oh Ya!



I like this one because the barn and silo are blurred in the background.




These photos cheered me up a bit. 

Much Love,

Tiffany

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think you found corn instead of wheat b/c of the time of year. -Nicoletta

Tiffany said...

Ya, Lyle said I just missed it and that's probably why I couldn't find it anywhere else. I'll have to remember to look a little earlier next year.