As The Corn Turns

by Camellia Staab September. 28, 2018 723 views

Remember a while back I posted some pictures of the corn growing behind our house?

Well if you don't remember, that's OK, I'll post some of the pictures here again.

These were the corn plants growing real tall in June.

These were the corn plants growing real tall in June.

These were the corn plants growing real tall in June.

Green and lush and just beautiful to look at.

By August they had turned into these.....

Still tall but definitely not very green and lush.

Still tall but definitely not very green and lush.

And the corn on the stalks looked like this....

Almost ready to be picked.

Almost ready to be picked.

Well they definitely don't look like that now.....a month since the above two pictures were taken and almost three months since the first picture was shot and it took the farmer less than two days to harvest the land and now it looks likes this....

The old song" On a sunny day you can see forever" definitely applies.

The old song" On a sunny day you can see forever" definitely applies.

And among the husks and dirt one can find the remnants of some corn.

Nothing left for the birds even.

Nothing left for the birds even.

And so goes the story of the field corn. Tall and lush one day, short and gone the next.

No doubt the animals will be happy :)

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Heike 1 year ago

Excellent shots!

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Camellia Staab Replied to Heike 1 year ago

Thank you Heike smile

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Ram Ya 1 year ago

Nice series update, Camellia. Love the sharpness of your photos and the way you capture the wide end.

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Camellia Staab Replied to Ram Ya 1 year ago

Thank you Ram. I'll be honest one of my favorite (one of many actually) things about Photoblog is our ability to enlarge the photos. Sometimes that makes a ton of difference not only for the viewer but for the person posting. By being able to enlarge the photo I personally detect  the flaws/strong point of a photo. Not sure if that's what you meant by wide end but capturing wide end stand out more when the photo is enlarged smile

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Lisa Britton 1 year ago

These are great shots, love the story that goes with them.

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Camellia Staab Replied to Lisa Britton 1 year ago

Thank you Lisa. Truth is that I am kind of sad that the corn is gone.....another sign of grey, winter skies ahead of us smile

1 year ago Edited

Oh, I love this second posting too!
I always follow up on your 28-300 lens. It seems, its worth to think about buying one too, because I still use this "tiny" lens. It's nice, but I should "upgrade" ... Do you recommend it or would you suggest another lens?

1 year ago Edited

Sigrid I LOVE this lens. There are times I have force myself to go down to the 50mm or the 35mm just so I am not using this lens. It does make you a tad lazy because of the zoom. I do recommend if you decide to buy a zoom to buy a Nikon. The reason behind is that Nikon 750 does not have a stabilizer (actually none of the Nikons do) so when using a zoom lens the slightest shake causes distortion. But what Nikon has done with their longer lenses is put the stabilizer on the lens itself. Which helps tremendously. Remember when I was complaining about my Sigma macro lens and how the focus seemed off if I didn't use a tripod? Well I finally figured out why, there is no stabilizer on the lens hence when hand held, the pressing of the shutter button causes the slight movement hence the off focus. I bought this lens used on ebay and it was worth every penny smile

1 year ago Edited

Thanks a lot for your information!!!
Did you try to - now I have problems to find the right words - take this three steps to minimize the movement: mirror, focus, button?

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What I have learned to do after reading several blogs and tutorials is....if not using a tripod, is to shoot in continuous mode therefore, while the first shot might have some movement because of pressing the shutter button and the movement of the mirror, then next few shots won't have that "jerk" therefor more focused.

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Ok, that I call a helpfull idea!

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Goshaa 1 year ago

WOW! Excellent done! Love them!

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Camellia Staab Replied to Goshaa 1 year ago

Thank you :)

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Deli Tlb 1 year ago

#1 what an amazing shot!

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Camellia Staab Replied to Deli Tlb 1 year ago

Thank you smile

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Antonio Gil 1 year ago

Love the story told by your pictures

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Camellia Staab Replied to Antonio Gil 1 year ago

smile+1

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Jay Boggess 1 year ago

Nice work!

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Camellia Staab Replied to Jay Boggess 1 year ago

smile

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Jay Boggess Replied to Camellia Staab 1 year ago

+1smile

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