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Corn's Eye View | by mikeSF_
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Corn's Eye View

As a suitable companion shot to the previous crescent moon image, here's how things looked precisely one hour later as the sun popped up over vast fields of young corn. This one from the Brentwood area, a place known for its corn production.


My favorite evening after work is to stop in at a roadside produce stand to grab some sweet white corn, tomatoes, garlic, and other goodies that were picked within hours, throw 'em on the grill, and enjoy the fresh bounty of east Contra Costa County.


This image uses the new vintage A*600mm f/5.6 lens on the 645Z. In this case I did not need to carefully ride my shutter speed to mitigate motion blur, because...the sun. I only needed to remember NOT to look into the viewfinder which could turn my retina into the equivalent of an ant under a magnifying glass...yikes. Been there and done that with the 300mm once and 'twas not fun. [see the story here:]


Thanks for looking. Now go out and eat some corn on the cob and support your local grower.

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Taken on June 11, 2018