My Photograph Anderson 17 was received first place in the Colorado Department of Agriculture annual photo contest. It's a local contest that helps promote the states different agriculture industry's. What was really special about this for me was my involvement. Let me explain. As many of you know after hanging out and taking pictures at the farm I eventually started working there. I have always had a fascination with agriculture and what better way for me to make my photography better than to get involved.
Living, breathing and working with your subject everyday has a way of honing your senses to it. You begin to notice the subtle nuances of it. I waited all summer last year to make this photograph. First the wheat was to green. Too small. Too much sun and they begin to dry out a touch and droop over. Then it rained. Everything fell into place. The right field with the right conditions and favorable light. I made this photograph and a few weeks later I harvested this crop. It gave me a sense of satisfaction to not only make a photograph, but to be a part of the cycle. To know why this strange looking plant was here. Then to see it as a final product.
My photograph will be on display at North eastern College in Sterling Colorado. A school that teaches agriculture and is also where Mr. Anderson attended college. For the next year. It will also be used in various advertisements etc to promote the states agriculture industry. I am very happy to be able to contribute the agriculture community that has been so kind to me over the past couple of years.