Cornfields

By: Gustav Hoiland

Jul 03 2010

Category: Uncategorized

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Aperture:f/9
Focal Length:18mm
ISO:100
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:NIKON D80

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I drove from Minneapolis to Naperville (suburb of Chicago) today. It was surprisingly painless, despite being about seven hours of ~3200 engine rpm’s and sunshine on the forearms. I can’t believe how cheap it was either, gas-wise. I think it took about one full tank to get there, which ran me about $30.

This photo, when I framed it, was all about the cornfield. Somehow it became about the car, which I guess makes sense in hindsight, considering it was right in front of me. But yes, there is a nice little stripe of chlorophyll filled life here.

So beyond the car, which brings its neat styling/lines/whatnot to the frame (in addition to looking neat given the perspective), the photo is about shapes and how they’re broken up. There’s a huge swath of bright concrete on the left which is relatively detail-less/it’s just a big white thing. Now how interesting is that fuel line. A bold curve, cutting in from below and crossing the divide.

Similarly, look at how the lamp post plays in the sky. There’s a certain parallel between sky and cement here, both being big patches of somewhat consistent color. Unlike the cement/fuel line, the light pole in the sky just hangs there, incomplete in a way. It doesn’t make it to the other side…. maybe I’m looking too far into this in my rush to crank this post out before exploring my new neighborhood. Just maybe.

Illinois!

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