It seems like this is my corn phase, but the this post is really not related to the last one. A couple months ago, I received an e-mail from a local woman who wanted to share her favorite location with me. She told me about a spot here in Delavan, on the northwest edge of town, where you have beautiful views of the rolling farmland to the west.
Since we were in California at the time, it took me a while to be able to go explore the area. Last night, it looked like we might have an interesting sunset, so we packed the gear and headed out at the last minute. Well, as you can see from the photo above, we had a beautiful sunset. And, while it’s a pretty good photo of a sunset, I feel like the main subject should be the corn, not the sky. That led me to the second photo below.
The second photo was taken with the same camera and lens, and it was just a few minutes later. The big difference is the camera position and perspective. The first image seems to be all about the sky, and the cornfield is lost. But turning the camera to a vertical view, and moving in close to the corn, the second image is all about the corn. It just happens to have a beautiful sunset in the background. I just made a 16 X 20 inch print of it, and looking at it makes you feel like you walking through the cornfield, but without the bugs and nasty cuts from the leaves.
I’m sure glad I got the hot time on this location. I don’t think I’ve really captured the full beauty of the area, so I’m sure I’ll be back again.