Monday, October 09, 2006

new crop



Yesterday I took a field trip out to Paw Paw, Illinois where there's a new crop on the landscape. These huge modern day windmills blanket the landscape, standing amoungst the corn crop.

They do make a sound, kind of a low key whoosh. The energy produced here is not consumed here however. Just for a point of reference, that's a 2+ story silo at the far left of the frame, standing next to one of the windmills in the distance.

It was an absolutely beautiful day. The last time I did some photography here it was bitter cold. I drove along the gravel roads looking for just the right spot to take a photo of a farm on a hillside with the windmills all around. I drove up and down the road looking for just the perfect view. Then I got out and walked, framing the image in my mind - 2 feet in this direction, 3 feet back, over a step or two. After taking a couple shots I looked down and directly at my feet was the lens cap from another photographer's camera. Guess we all think and see somewhat alike.

5 comments:

pablo said...

That's a great tale about the lens cap!

Zanne said...

Thanks Pablo, it was pretty wierd!

Nancy Bea said...

Really enjoyed the tale of the lens cap!

Jerry said...

I tried to take a picture of those when I was last up in northern Illinois, but it was too hazy. That is a great photo.

srp said...

I will be in Southern Illinois for a few hours this weekend and hope at least a few fields and crops are still there. According to my uncles though, the harvest is almost over.