Farm Life

A couple of weeks ago I went home with Scott (the boyfriend) to meet his parents for the first time. His parents have a big, beautiful farm in central Kansas, and even though we have been there a few times now I still haven’t even scratched the surface of what I would like to photograph there. Here is a small sampling of images that I shot over the past few visits.

They are surrounded by seemingly endless, gorgeous wheat fields. I have a small obsession with them I have realized. In the spring they are a stunning green, and then come summer they turn an amazingly rich gold. The texture is awesome for photographs, and watching as well as listening to a wheat field in the wind has to be one of the best things ever.

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They have lots of animals on their farm, though I haven’t photographed most of them. This cat is absolutely precious, though extremely sick. She has taken a liking to me, and the last time I was there did her best to follow me around as I was shooting.

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Last weekend while we were there for a short visit I was able to shoot a self-portrait that I am quite excited about. I am currently in the process of editing that, and when I get it done I will post it here, so be sure to check back!

40/365 – Endless

I am trying to improve my landscape photography skills, they are still a bit rough.

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360/365 – Adventures

Today I went on an adventure with my friend Manuel to try to find this spot he knew of that he thought I would like to take pictures of. We failed trying to find it, but had such a great time anyways. We turned down some random road at one point, and crossed a bridge and I barely caught this out of the corner of my eye and nearly slammed on the brakes so I could get out and get some pictures. It doesn’t look like much in the picture really, but it sure was pretty when we were there.

And I sat and looked at it when I was editing, trying to figure out something cool and different to do with it, but couldn’t come up with anything. So, other than some slight tones and contrast it is pretty much straight out of the camera.

Only 5 more days. How did this happen?

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120/365 – Countryside

I am in such a rut photography wise. It is really frustrating. I am fighting with it, but losing ground. I kind of want a break, but I don’t want to give up on my 365. And I feel like pushing through this will help me out in the long run.

I went for a drive today, in search of something to take pictures of. I got a decent number that I really liked and was excited about it. Then, when I got home and went to look at them all, I realized that I hadn’t changed my shutter speed back down from the high-speed stuff I was doing earlier. So they were all noisy and such. I managed to get something usable out of a couple though.