Sunday, January 29, 2006

Wheat field, Door County

I want to take a break from the snow and fog pictures and post a few farm photos over the next couple of days. Maybe it's because I don't want to get stuck in a rut. Maybe it's because the temperatures here have been unseasonably warm and the 12 inches of snow we got just seven days ago is nearly gone.

At any rate, I discovered this field just outside of Egg Harbor, Wisconsin on County Highway E. The stalks were heavy with grain and the barn in the distance appeared as a ship afloat in a sea of wheat.

On a totally unrelated note, a commenter gave me an update on the fate of the Joseph Medill, a retired Chicago fire department boat I came across in Algoma Wisconsin. Theresa was searching for some information on the boat now docked in Escanaba, Michigan and found my post from last November via Google (it came up on the first page of results - cool!). You can see the photo here and read Theresa's update.

Click on picture to enlarge. Photograph © 2006 James Jordan.


Journeyman said...

Hi, just passing through and loved the pic. I've just got a quick question, what did you do to get the depth of field in this photo?

little mick said...

Some nice pictures here. I will be back!

James said...

Journeyman, glad you enjoyed the photo. Two things were going for me on this photo: one, I was using a 35mm wide angle lens, which naturally has a greater depth of field, and I used an aperture of f22 which further increased the DOF. You'll notice the barn is a little soft, as I couldn't quite hold the entire distance in focus, and opted to make sure the foreground wheat stayed sharp.

little mick, thanks for your comment. You're welcome back anytime!

Orikinla Osinachi. said...

This would make a classic cover for a novel.

Are you also a DOP?

Jem said...

Beautiful shot James. I adore the colours!

Andy said...

I love the great expanse of golden wheat punctuated by the barn in the distance.