Cotton has affected lives in a variety of ways throughout centuries.
It’s legacy felt yet today.
The seeming elegance of soft, fluffy white cotton bolls has intrigued me since moving to the South. Maybe growing up around Midwest corn fields has had something to do with this fascination. Or maybe it’s the various connotations and sentiments visualized and experienced by individuals, positive and negative.
Whatever the reason, capturing the essence of cotton in the field and under scrutiny in my light tent a focus for several years now. Never quite satisfied yet with images but continually pursuing to that end.
As mentioned in last week’s publication, Out N’ About with a Friend, the 130-mile discovery day trip was interspersed with several cotton photography stops. As you can see, one in particular caught our attention late afternoon.
Examples from light tent photo sessions
Additional cotton images can be viewed at Cheryl’s Digital Photography under This N’ That.
Excellent educational information can also be found at http://www.extension.org/pages/10541/history-of-cotton-in-the-usSeptember 29: Coon Dog Memorial Graveyard Celebrates 75th October 6: Mum’s the Word October 13: Hands, visual expressions of life