A few weeks ago the boy and I headed to his parents’ farm for a quick little visit. I have blogged about the farm before (here, here, and here, to name a few), but this place has started to take hold of a little piece of my heart. It can be rather desolate and empty at times; the only noises you hear are cows, birds, and the occasional farm equipment running, and the dirt roads around the farm seem to go on forever. Evenings and mornings there can be absolutely stunning, and even though I have photographed a decent amount there I feel like I have barely scratched the surface. On top of that, it changes so much depending on the season that there is always something fresh the photograph. Late spring and early summer are probably my favorite times to be there (which also tends to be true of most locations for me), and since this has been a mostly cool and fairly wet spring/summer so far, things were extra beautiful (aka very green and lush). Earlier this spring however, the weather was not so ideal. The higher temps and lack of rain left the wheat (my favorite part of the farm) very short and not as great as normal for photographs.
The day that we got there was cool and rather perfect early in the evening, so we sat out on the deck for a while before the sun dipped low and things got too chilly. Scott practiced guitar, and I wandered the farm taking pictures in the beautiful light. It was lovely.
Well, I started growing grass once again this spring. I just love how much it brightens things up. Unfortunately, the grass seed I bought this time is not nearly as pretty or lush as the stuff from last year. It does grow faster though, it has only been up for 3 days or so and it already needed a cut.
This picture was taken on a shoot for my studio project, but it doesn’t really fit with it (at least any more). However, I love it for some reason, and so I am making it week 26.
I met with my professor the other day to talk one last time about my project before a final critique. I won’t reveal much, but goodness I am excited about where this project is going. It has really turned in to something great I think. I am so excited to compile all the images into the correct order and see them coming together into a project that makes sense and has so much meaning.
Also, this is potentially some big news, I will be making a book of the final images as suggested (and unofficially required) by my professor. The images that I have posted as my 52 week project are not necessarily the final images that will make it in the book, so there will be lots of surprises in there. As of right now I plan on trying to sell it as a limited edition, so if you think you will want one you should let me know! Thanks for sticking with me through all the changes in this project!