Harvesting soybeans in late January or early February is not uncommon in Eastern North Carolina, particularly when it has been such a wet growing season. Planted in the late Spring and early Summer, the beans usually ripen by December but the relentless rain soaked the soil so thoroughly, it could not support the big harvesting machines. The area finally got a week with no rain which flashed the green light for the long delayed harvest.
Being based in Eastern North Carolina, I freelance a lot of rural and farm shots to argicultural concerns, Getty Images and the like. As the old timers say, you dance with what brung ya, even if it’s a couple of months late.
Nikon D750, 24-120mm f/4 lens.
Thanks for dropping by and have a good week ahead.
There is something to be said for a quiet, serene winter dawn. Muted color and subdued light combine to create a very relaxing scene. The pink/ orange glow is, of course, the reflection of the sun which is still below the horizon. The peaceful tranquility only lasts a few minutes but it is always worth the early rise required to see it. Admittedly easier this time of the year when the dawn comes rather late in the morning. Soon though, the sun will break, the machines will crank up and the crews will resume the task of bringing in the soybean harvest. Quite late this year due to a rash of wet and lately, freezing rain which is unusual for coastal North Carolina. The sky and light alone are enough to warrant the shot in my book but on this particular morning the lines in the field created by the harvest machines and the remaining patch of beans created a marvelous texture I thought. A little icing on the cake. Click on the photograph for a larger view. As always thanks for the visit and have a great eventing.