Photograph info: This photograph was taken a few weeks ago as Jakey emptied one of the grain bins. In my next post I'll share a few more photos to help explain this very loud & extremely dusty process.
Camera settings and post-processing: Photographed with the Canon EOS 5D Mark II and the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L at 70mm, ISO 1000, f/2.8, shutter 1/200s. Basic S-curve for contrast.
Thank you for visiting Durham Township!
Sun brightly beams through a hole overhead
Providing light for a job that a lesser man might dread.
Shovel by shovel, clear corn to the bottom of the bin,
In this dusty, dirty, corrugated can made of tin.
Out with the old, to ready for the new
Jakey accomplishes what a machine can not do.
A UFO? a spaceship?
Could not imagine what this was when first viewed.
Sure glad it's Jakey.
Kathleen,you never disappoint.
I like the composition.. and a unique place to shoot :)
I'm so happy to see more Jakey photos. You do an excellent job of teaching us about the life and work of a small farmer. Love this one.
Fantastic shot Kathleen!
That beam of light is awesome....
In the midst of that dark closed-in space, Jakey is not alone!
How many ways
can this fellow have fun
with a shiny new shovel
and a hole for the sun
his world is round
with a dark metal sky
corn up to his knees
and way past july
a dusty job
that's a fact
stopped to rest
shot in the back
That is so cool, Kathleen, not a perspective that non-farmers ever get to see. The light is awesome!
Great photograph, almost a scene of a religion movie or something... Where is he looking at?
I really appreciate this shot. I love how the light comes in and hits the opposite end of the silo and shears down the side. I love that he is sitting because it gives incredible depth of perception. I love contrast of the soft grain against the hard metal.
Excellent shot! We rarely ever get to see actual work being done in one of these things,thanks!
Stunning image. Well done!
I love the light in this.
Love the comp here.
(BTW, a fellow friend and photoblogger - Julien - suggested I add you as a friend in FB. Hope you don't mind. I sent the request.
Did you have in mind Harrison Ford's "Witness" film?
Luisa: I didn't. I love Peter Weir's work, though.
Such a stunning..and unexpected beam of light! Wonderful image!
This photo is good for its own sake. But I wanted to share my thought with you that it drove home the idea that this man's life is so incredibly different than mine. I have never been inside a grain bin and cannot imagine shoveling corn all day. But I am glad that he is able to take care of that for the farm animals who count on him for their food in the winter months ahead.
such an amazing light effect here.
really like this one. the light is amazing... and the other shot of him after the job was done is just hilarious.
Somehow you made one of the crappiest farm jobs look romantic! Been there, done that job. And trust me - there's nothing romantic about that miserable backbreaking work. I love to follow your blog. It brightens my day. Thanks!