Corn Crib

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Comments (4)

Ann Broder on August 8, 2011

Great viewpoint and composition. I really like this one a lot! LIKE 1 Warm regards, Ann

em_mar_10 on August 8, 2011

Thanks, Ann! It is an odd look at the landscape, to be sure. The foreground is filled with native prairie plants that would have once dominated the landscape prior to European settlement. These were recently planted in place of exotic pasture grasses that had long ago replaced the natives. The background has a cornfield which you can barely see and a corn crib. Corn fields dominate the Illinois landscape. Corn cribs are becoming rare because no one really harvests entire ears of corn anymore - the combines shell it, leaving the empty cobs behind in the field and the grains are kept in grain bins... not corn cribs which would of course spill all the loose grain! Hehe! So many layers of natural and agricultural history!

Marilyn Whiteley on August 9, 2011

Very good as a photograph, with the extra layers of natural and agricultural history adding value. I also like corn cribs, but I really appreciate the much more natural setting of yours. And I'm happy to see the restored native grassland. Well done!

em_mar_10 on August 19, 2011

Thanks, Marilyn! I really appreciate the visit and thoughtful comments! :-)

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on August 15, 2009
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by em_mar_10
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot A1000 IS
    • Taken on 2009/07/18 17:00:37
    • Exposure: 0.008s (1/125)
    • Focal Length: 6.20mm
    • F/Stop: f/8.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash