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20140602-SFA1164 , Morton Corn Crib

20140602-SFA1164 , Morton Corn Crib

It's no secret that I like to capture images of Old Barns & Corn Cribs. It's one of the benefits of living in the Midwest. This Corn Crib is not too far from my home in Tremont, IL so I have photographed it many times. Because of this I am always trying to find different ways to compose it. I have shot this in the snow, in late summer and fall, before and after harvest but couldn't be sure I had done so early summer. One late afternoon I set out to find something to photograph mostly because the sky was looking good. As I drove past this I was noticing how green everything was and then realized I have never photographed this with early corn growing. From the road one can not see the rows, just that it is corn. So I pull off the road, loaded up on gear and headed up to it. After shooting for a bit I still did not see the actual rows, just that it was corn. I could see that the last row had a curve in it and could also see that it curved towards the barn so I tried to compose the scene from the outside to use this as a leading line. I kept struggling for balance between the leading line of the corn, the placement of the barn and the tree. It was then I decided to walk out into the field since the corn was only about a foot and a half tall and that's when I noticed that all the rows of corn, grass & gravel path lead you right to the barn & tree. This is where I found balance. Having a nice sky was a bouns.