Sunday, September 20, 2009

The final peppers and a couple grapes.

I have the two last shots from the pepper harvest and a couple from a grape harvest I shot the other day. It was late in the morning when I got to the grape harvest so the sun was high and harsh. Hopefully I can make it to another grape harvest before the season is over. I'd like to get there a dawn for the best light.

I'm actually not happy with the grape shots, but I'm posting them anyway just to show something that did not turn out the way I wanted. Helps me to improve myself by looking at what I did wrong and figuring out how I can do it better.



That's all for now. And as always, go to the Wade Wire. It can be found in my links on the right side of the blog.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Thursday, September 10, 2009

I Had A Dream...

Seriously. I had a dream just this morning at about 8:20 a.m. Indulge me for a moment while I tell you my dream.

My boss and I were driving down a narrow country road trying to find a place to pull off to photograph a giant tornado.

When we finally found a place to pull off the tornado was gone. But in the field next to us were dozens of workers bent over harvesting. Others were unloading buckets into trailers. We decided this is what we were going to photograph instead.




That's my cat, Darby, waking me up from my dream.

Fast forward a couple hours and I'm leaving the Target plaza on 8 Mile Rd. and driving towards Davis Rd. And what do I see? A field of workers. Bent Over. Harvesting. Others are unloading buckets full of peppers into trailers behind tractors. I quickly drove home, grabbed my gear, and rushed back just a few minutes before they went to lunch. I only got off a few shots, but from those shots I got one I liked and that is all I ask for.

All of this is completely true. Seriously.

A little less depth of field and this would have been perfect. Maybe f/4 instead of f/8. Oh well. Grape harvest tomorrow or early next week with Van Ruiten. With the strawberry harvest from earlier this year my harvest project is coming along nicely.


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P.P.S. This is a reminder that you should always keep your gear handy at all times. I would have had soo much more time to shoot if I hadn't had to drive the 10 minutes home and 10 minutes back.

*UPDATE* I went back out this morning. Go a couple shots I like. Also met with the Bill Rogan of Van Ruiten Winery and I will be going out to a harvest tonight after work.

These are early edits. They will probably be worked on 2 or 3 more times.