Cloudy Day Self Assignment

March 16, 2021

I self assigned today; go find interesting photography possibilities on a dreary, late winter, cloudy morning.  Black and white came to mind, so when I saw pattern and texture in the sky over pattern and texture in a harvested corn field my subject revealed itself.  I love making black and white photographs.  It takes me back to the ’70s and ’80s when I had a darkroom at home and developed my own film and made my own prints.  I have Terry Plowman to thank for hiring me as the Coast Press newspaper darkroom guy in either ’78 or ’79.  He was the editor of that paper then and he was the final word on all photos I produced for the paper.  Terry taught me a lot about cropping, dodging and burning, and his words still come to mind when I make photographs today.  Interestingly, Terry and I still work together on occasion on photographs for Delaware Beach Life magazine where he is the creator, editor and publisher. Enjoy my discovery of interest and beauty in a Sussex County corn field this morning.  I very much enjoyed being out in the open countryside of our beautiful county.  I even saw a small (50 or so) snow gees in a field, maybe the last of them to take off for their northern nesting grounds.

Cloud Burst
Anolis carolinensis
Impending Squall

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