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Dancing Corn Stalk

If you’ve been following this blog for a while, then you probably know how much Larry and I love traveling through Mexico. I made this photograph while taking a workshop with one of our favorite photographers, Keith Carter in San Miguel de Allende. We had a free afternoon and decided to hire a driver and explore some of the surrounding area. With the city behind us, the countryside began to unfold. I wasn’t too surprised to find field after field of agaves but these bound corn stalks were an unexpected treat.

I made this image with a pinhole camera. The challenges of photographing with a pinhole is that there is no f/stop or shutter speed. There isn’t even a view finder – but the beauty of slow exposures and infinite depth of field make up for those drawbacks. The pinhole has a way of turning everything in its wake ethereal and romantic, it apparently can even make a corn stalk dance.

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