This photograph was taken on Sunday afternoon at a "pick your own" farmer's market in the Lehigh Valley. About ten minutes after I took this shot there were 30 people wandering around the field looking for the "perfect" pumpkin.
Husband: "How's this?"
Wife: "Too tall."
Husband: "OK, what about this?"
Wife: "Too fat."
Husband: "Alright [grrrrroan], this is the last one I'm picking up."
Wife: "Perfect, put it in the cart."
Post-processing: Shot with the Canon EOS 5D and the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L lens at 24mm, ISO 200, f/14, shutter 1/125s. Curves adjustments, color balancing.
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Snapshot of the bountiful harvest. Think of all the pies and faces possible. Reminds me of the last time the horizontal hold gave up on the TV.
wow what a strange and unusual sight...a little bit spooky, its allmost as if theyre very slowly creeping towards me.
very cool shot. Interesting composition.
Looks like the Autumnal American Flag! Cool!
So Pretty! I love this time of year.
This is a very nice point of view, the layered structure is great.
Betsy Barron: I'm glad you said that. I was wondering if anyone would pick up on what was going through my mind when I took the shot -- it was the painting by Jasper Johns called "Flag (Moratorium)" where he inversed the colors of the American flag. You can see the painting here:
There's a cool optical illusion that goes with the painting: If you stare at the little white dot in the center of the painting for 30 seconds, then look at a white surface or white wall, you'll see the flag as it usually appears.
I'm sure someone out there can explain what the phenomenon is called. :)
Here's a flag painted by someone named Thaw Malinart whose colors are a bit closer to the ones in my photograph:
Nice shot. The shadows from the hay gives the illusion that they are stairs. Good work.
i love the composition. great placement of horizontal lines, and a unique take on a much photographed subject. very nice!
Leave it to Betsy to see the flag! ; - ) I'm always startled when I drive by a field to suddenly find all those orange pumpkins just sitting there naked. It happens overnight. One day the field is covered in green; the next day the leaves are gone and the orange orbs are exposed for the world to see!
What a wonderful Photo. Takes me back to my growing age of early teens in Nebraska. I really enjoy your work K. I hope to have a site pertaining to my track in Hawaii.
Nice perspective. Were you standing on the car, a tractor, a hill?
Marie: I was standing on a platform about 20 feet high. Attached to the platform are two huge black plastic tubes that kids (and adults) can slide through to the ground. (They're fast and fun!)
Beautiful. It is very symbolic in the way that it looks like the flag.
It looks like there are lots of wonderful pumpkins to pick from. I loved taking the kids pumpkin picking.
I like this...it's an interesting pattern. Good work.
My first though when I saw this was "flag."
My birthday is halloween so the rituals surrounding October have always been special.
I love how many pumpkins there are, seems to go on forever!
Imagine if America had that many states...woah...
nicely framed, really like it.
This is absolutely awesome. Love the concept of a minimalist graphics.
BTW, I can't stand Jasper Jones, but love Kathleen Connally.
Love the perspective on this. Nicely done.
Small town attacked by hoard of wild pumpkins, Mayor says, "it's time to bail!".......impromptu barrier saves town with only minutes to spare thanks to the understandable speed limitations of even the most savage pumpkin hoard.
The mayor was latter quoted, "They attacked at dawn! We can only thank God that the barricades held".
Today's post on Hyde Daily Photo is Pumpkins Galore and I've included links to more than sixty pumpkin posts on blogs around the world including your own. Happy halloween to everyone.