Saturday, October 29, 2005

Harvest moon

I live on the northwest edge of the Chicago metropolitan area. Suburban sprawl stretches east of me for 30 miles. But just a couple miles west of me is open farmland. Up until a week or so ago, I had not seriously explored it for its photographic possibilities. Silly me.

With autumn sunsets taking on an extremely warm cast these days, almost anything can happen and usually does at the end of the day, as this shot of a cornfield and moonrise attest.

Think I'll be heading out that way more often.

Click on picture to enlarge. Photograph © 2005 James Jordan.

5 comments:

Lonnie said...

very nice...

I miss Ill a bit...But, i am in China to stay...

engloy said...

The moon is rather big in the frame. Did you have to use a long focal length for this one? Unusual lighting and colour!

James said...

engloy,
I used a 70-210 zoom to capture the moon in this shot. I underexposed one stop to intensify the color of the sky and the late afternoon sunlight on the corn stalks. A little Photoshop work around the moon helped to punch it up a bit.

Wontar said...

Photoshop or not, this is an absolutely great shot! Excellent work!

V. Schroeder said...

In our house we collect "all things corn", this is a great picture, very enjoyable.