There is an adage in photography that says that you should first find a good photo opportunity and then turn and look behind you because the best photo is often something you don’t see at first.
This picture is a good example in that what caused me to stop my truck along the gravel road in Iowa was the photo I took yesterday. After getting what I wanted there, I turned and looked across the road. And this is what I saw (click). It wasn’t all that special, was it? But inspired by one of my student’s great soybean photos (check out Lindsey Fowler’s photo), I decided to move in. And this photo is the result. And it stands as a good example of the tremendous power photographers have: we get people to look at things they would probably never taken the time to see.
By the way, I like Lindsey’s photo better.
Canon 5DIII 1/320s f/4.0 ISO320 182mm