IN THE FIELD: It’s Harvest Time
I found these dried corn stalks and ears of corn tied up in bunches at a farmers market. They are a common sight in this area since they are used for decoration during the Autumn season.
It was late morning when I took this photograph and I was lucky to find some bundles brightened by sidelight. This allowed me to capture definition in the shadow areas without blowing out the highlights. Using a diffuser would have toned down the highlights a bit and the shot would have been more mellow, but in this particular instance I wanted to feature the warmth of the sunlight.
Camera settings used were ISO 100, WB-cloudy, firstname.lastname@example.org, 35mm lens, handheld.