Painting is just another way of keeping a diary ~Pablo Picasso

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Blueberry Field

Green and red, but no blue in this photo; yet the red is the edge of a large blueberry field in McMinnville.  Blueberry fields are pretty common in Oregon and in Southern Washington, and I absolutely love the red color but I've been struggling with how to photograph it.  I'm on the lookout for a field in rolling hills because the red line pattern is so pretty, and it's just too hard to see photographed on a flat landscape. The rows aren't visible from this side angle, just a sea of red.  I liked the fence though, so for now I settled for this graphic composition with the fence line zipping the scene together.

6 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

what a beautiful scene. and you cannot go wrong with including a fence in the photo. :)

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

Melissa -- I like everything about your photo -- the lines, light, colors, and textures. You have such a great eye --- barbara

Gin G said...

Love this color/design combination. Man and nature and your eye...amazing as always.
Melissa, do you want me to loan you The Goldfinch on Kindle? You can keep it 2 weeks only, or I can just buy it for you if you think you will read it. I mostly listened to it. Let me know!

Bill said...

I think you did well with this shot.

Debs said...

At first glance the fence look like trunks of fabulous red trees.
Awesome photo.

Sketchbook Wandering said...

It seems that the blueberry field provided you with inspiration for a lovely abstract image. Here, they are so intensely red crimson in autumn. I tried to capture that in a sketch but couldn't. (I think I posted it but have deleted it since.)