Corduroy

Fodder maize, seen from Pilsdon Pen in late afternoon sun. I was intrigued by the texture of the rows of corn and the intensely bright specular reflections from the foliage, and the cloud shadows racing across the fields.

maize field in Somerset

As it was a hazy day, I used a polariser to cut down some of the haze, but I like the resultant softness and subtlety of the coloration.

I spent a lot of time getting the geometry here just how I wanted, which entailed quite a lot of buzzing up and down a hill to find the right angle. The right angle meant there were some power lines across the image, so I removed those digitally afterwards, as they were an unnecessary distraction.

Tags: , , ; taken on Saturday, September 6th, 2003