Remember those photography classes I was taking with my dad? Well, we’re going to put those skills to good use this weekend!
My grandpa rotated his canola crop this year (meaning, he planted canola where he had wheat last year — crop rotation is good for the soil!), and there’s a really cool tree in the middle of the field I want to capture. It’s gnarled and grey and honestly, it almost looks dead…but amid the blooming yellow flowers, it’s striking!
Maybe we’ll even have a thunderstorm looming in the background! I’ve always wanted to take that kind of picture. I know, safety first.
I’m lucky because I can go on grandpa’s farm anytime I want, as long as I’m not going THROUGH the fields (and potentially ruining his crops), but it’s good to remember, as awesome as those canola fields LOOK, you should always ask permission before going onto a farmer’s land.
My photo instructor says the best lighting — if there’s no thunderstorms in sight — for canola field pictures is first thing in the morning, or late afternoon, early evening. I can’t wait to strap on my camera bag and hit the fields!
Have you taken a good picture of a canola field? Put it on Instagram and tag @SupermanDuffy — or email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Maybe I’ll publish it on my blog!
— Chase Superman Duffy