#124 Reprise of Wheat

November 5th, 2010

A Reprise of Wheat

A meditation on Seed and Sun

You may recall this shock

Of prairie wheat from an earlier post. I liked it so well that I cut it loose from the parent grass clump and found a suitable vase for it.

I’m not sure quite what to do with it now, but I still like it. Perhaps it will become another recurring character in still life photographs, alongside the Bowl of Roses.

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  1. Michelle Russell Says:

    There’s something about the golden color and the simplicity of wheat I’ve always found visually pleasing. (I know this is technically prairie *grass,* but the same holds true.)

    So I love the juxtaposition here of the silhouette of the stalks, with the gold as a backdrop. “Shock”-ing, indeed! And the curves/circles of the window decoration and the underlit pots adds a nice contrast of shapes. but was your cutting board an intentional part of the composition, or did it just sneak in when you weren’t looking? ;)

  2. Walt Says:

    The cutting board was there to begin with, and I left it in place because it offset the shadow of the roof downspout and continued its line. I think it may be a bit heavy, but nothing’s perfect in life. My true regret is that I was unable to time the shutter with the drip from the faucet. It sparkled so clear but refused to be photographed.

  3. Maron Says:

    I love your photos but especially this one of the wheat. It’s lovely. Thanks for sharing your talent!

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