In August, I shared some photos of Iowa cornfields. It was mid-summer and the corn was still a vibrant shade of green. Now, it’s reached its peak and is ready to be harvested.
It’s no secret among my family and friends that harvest is my favorite time of year. Growing upon a farm, riding in the combine or grain truck with my grandpa was something I always looked forward to. Now that I live several hours from my grandpa, I can’t always make it home for harvest and my beloved combine ride. This year, however, my neighbor was kind enough to let me tag along for a couple hours and get my fix for the season.
One evening when I came home from work, I noticed the combine working the field south of our house. I threw on some jeans and boots, grabbed my camera, and headed out to the field. After snapping several shots from the field, my neighbor let me ride for a while and shoot some more from inside the combine. I love everything about this shoot. It was such a beautiful evening and the light at sunset was golden perfection.
If you’ve never experienced harvest in the midwest, I urge you to slow down and take it in. It’s a pretty cool process and you won’t find a kinder community of people than farmers.