Looking for milkweed

The greatest poem ever known
Is one all poets have outgrown:
The poetry, innate, untold,
Of being only four years old.
~Christopher Morley, To a Child


We have a field across from our house and this year they planted milo. Well, they finally came and harvested it. “E” and I had tried earlier in the year to look for milkweed and explore that area but the weeds and crops were so high that we struggled to get through it. On this day we were able to get right to the milkweed and we also found this huge leaf. “E” is becoming quite the little model lately. I asked her to put the leaf up to her face so we could show how big the leaf was compared to her face. Well, I got a lot of shots of her because she is starting to love posing.

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My study today of selective light

I call it selective only for the simple reason that this was light that was shining through the trees on random plants. I was off today and both girls were in school/daycare, I decided to look around the area of my house for things to photograph. When I walked across the street to the field, I noticed how some stray rays of light were almost spotlighting the milo stalk. (I think it’s milo, so if it’s not, feel free to correct me.)

That got me thinking about doing a little series of photographs all with this selective light. I used Pioneer Woman’s boost action in only a few of the photos. I tried to keep them all true to life only using a slight levels adjustment or bumping up the contrast a smidge. I shot in ISO 400. Some may not be tack sharp, but that is okay for me.

Pears

Pears

I love the sun rays in the upper left of the image!

I love the sun rays in the upper left of the image!