Daily Prompt – Grain

The grain on the plain…

When I saw today’s WordPress Daily Post prompt of Grain, I immediately thought about the photographic interpretation of grain, which we don’t always appreciate. ย Then, of course, there is the grain that grows in the fields, which we do apprciate, as it is a wonderful part of our diet.

The next thought was whether or not I have a photo that has grain in it with a little bit of grainy texture…

Photo Oct 28, 7 17 17 AM
Yoga Tree in Autumn

Of course, finding an image of the Yoga Tree with both grains in it is even better! ย This is definitely one of my favorite images of the lovey lady standing proud in Autumn in front of a field that still has some grain in it.

And this week’s bonus feature of…Clouds!

Hope you enjoy!

Technical Detail

This image was taken with an iPhone 5S using the standard Camera app with HDR on.

Inspired by Daily Post – Grain.

Author: jansenphoto

A Fresh Perspective Photography is more than just a vehicle for capturing the world around me; it provides me with a palette and a set of brushes, with which I paint not only what I see, but also look to express the emotions that are evoked by the scene in front of me in that moment. Growing up in the Netherlands exposed me to a wide cross-section of visual arts that laid the foundation of my photographic view of all that surrounds me. Early influences were the Dutch Masters of the 17th century, to whom I was introduced by my grandfather during museum explorations; favorites among them are the scenes of quotidian life depicted by Jan Steen and Frans Hals and the vivid landscapes of Jacob van Ruisdael. My classical high school education was supplemented by the Boijmans Van Beuningen museum, where I spent many a lunch hour exploring its great collection. Here I was introduced to surrealism with a particular love for the approach taken by Salvador Dali; Dali also rekindled my appreciation for the work of Hieronymus Bosch, who often showed the folly of us mortals. Universal Connections My approach to any photographic subject is to look for understanding first; in this I look to establish either a connection between the viewer and the subject or capture the connection of the subject with its surroundings. The captured image then aims to portray this connection from a perspective that is part of my personal interpretation. This interpretation is often a form of externalized introspection, which may alternately display the connection of isolated beings and items with their environment or highlight the whimsy of the profound world, in which we find ourselves. The universe is full of connections, many of which are waiting to be discovered; part of my journey as a photographer is to document these connections. Any assignment, be it an event, a product shoot or a portrait session is always approached through communication with the client; this is where the first connection is established. Ideas are exchanged and a collaborative plan of action forms, ultimately resulting in a set of images that aim to exceed the expectations of each client. And, lest we forget, it is important to have fun while practicing the serious business of photography!

16 thoughts on “Daily Prompt – Grain”

    1. Thank you! I find that it’s fun to sometimes shoot right at the edges of what the particular camera can do; it reminds me that photography is more than just a technical pursuit.

  1. What a spectacular backdrop of your magnificent Yoga Tree. Clouds and all … this would have to be one of my favorite portraits of her as well!

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