Farm Crops and Photography

  • As the cotton crop neared harvest, the soybeans dropped their leaves and began the slow march toward ripening later in the fall.  As usual, I was out early grabbing some final shots of the cotton and some initial pictures of the soybeans.  The weather cooperated magnificently drawing in clouds which provided a marvelous backdrop to the golden beans and the stark white cotton..

I’ve had good luck over the years marketing these kinds of shots to the various foundations and marketing concerns which promote cotton and soybeans worldwide.  I also like to document what we grow here and since I’m the guy who’s into photography, that falls to me. As for getting up so early, It comes from habit.  I was in broadcast news for more than 40 years, most of it in Radio, which had an early call. I still wake up before dawn every morning.  It dovetails nicely with photography.  I’ve always held the opinion that the best light of the day comes early, from dawn to shortly after sunrise.  Thanks for the look. Have a good week ahead.  See you next time.

2 thoughts on “Farm Crops and Photography

  1. You are documenting life in the South as well. Well done! Glad you are sharing and selling your work. You never know what impact you photography has on people. You are making a difference for sure!

    I went to a friends house for a meeting the other day and she had saved three photo cards that I had hand made for her, using images that I had taken. I was amazed at how much she enjoyed them. She had them on her desk and looks that them each day she said. Photograph changes lives sometimes. Yours sure do and they tell a story about your area as well. Love seeing them..Good job!

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