Cornfields, God Rays and Hay Bails … oh my!

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I went out driving with +Brian Matiash through the back-roads of Nebraska in hopes of finding some beautiful scenery to photograph. I grew up here but never really ran around with my camera (unless I was chasing a lightening storm) so I was excited to drive through with another photographer to find things I never looked for before.

Suffice it to say, we were pleasantly surprised. :)

We found a run-down garage, fields of corn with God-rays beaming behind them, a lone-tree, a beat-up patrol car … and much, much more. A big part of the fun in this adventure was the not-knowing. There’s not as much “obvious” beauty here like there is in some other parts of the world, you really need to search for it to find the good stuff … but it’s definitely there. :)

These are only a small sampling of some of the images I’m very excited about and can’t wait to start working on when I get back to Seattle.

By | 2016-12-18T17:01:05+00:00 July 8th, 2012|24 Comments

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My name is Nicole and I'm a photographer, author, & educator living in Portland, Oregon, USA. When I'm not making photos I'm writing books and tutorials for my online store, Learn more about me and my story here.

24 Comments

  1. Wayne Ramshaw July 8, 2012 at 2:58 pm - Reply

    Cool!

  2. Wayne Ramshaw July 8, 2012 at 2:58 pm - Reply

    Cool!

  3. Vibhuti Khatwani July 8, 2012 at 2:59 pm - Reply

    Nice clicks..

  4. Vibhuti Khatwani July 8, 2012 at 2:59 pm - Reply

    Nice clicks..

  5. Ermin Nadžak July 8, 2012 at 3:01 pm - Reply

    beautiful! :)

  6. akhil s kumar July 8, 2012 at 3:05 pm - Reply

    superb

  7. Ana Andrés July 8, 2012 at 3:19 pm - Reply

    those hay thingys are sooo huge! :)

  8. Ana Andrés July 8, 2012 at 3:19 pm - Reply

    those hay thingys are sooo huge! :)

  9. Akhil Gautam July 8, 2012 at 3:31 pm - Reply

    nice

  10. Akhil Gautam July 8, 2012 at 3:31 pm - Reply

    nice

  11. David White July 8, 2012 at 3:45 pm - Reply

    Speaking as a farmer and a pedant. Those a straw bales.

    Lovely photos. It could be England except it's not raining.

  12. David White July 8, 2012 at 3:45 pm - Reply

    Speaking as a farmer and a pedant. Those a straw bales.

    Lovely photos. It could be England except it's not raining.

  13. Steve Sullivan July 8, 2012 at 4:06 pm - Reply

    Sounds like you guys had a lot of fun.  Great photos. Nebraska is a beautiful state.  
      

  14. Steve Sullivan July 8, 2012 at 4:06 pm - Reply

    Sounds like you guys had a lot of fun.  Great photos. Nebraska is a beautiful state.  

  15. anem suherman July 8, 2012 at 4:39 pm - Reply

    it oke **

  16. anem suherman July 8, 2012 at 4:39 pm - Reply

    it oke **

  17. Chris Lazzery July 8, 2012 at 8:40 pm - Reply

    Didn't really know what to expect from you guys, being so unfamiliar with the Midwest, but these are some real beauties. Looks like tons of fun stuff to shoot.

  18. Chris Lazzery July 8, 2012 at 8:40 pm - Reply

    Didn't really know what to expect from you guys, being so unfamiliar with the Midwest, but these are some real beauties. Looks like tons of fun stuff to shoot.

  19. Roger Pate July 10, 2012 at 5:14 am - Reply

    A lovely triptych. Great light.

  20. Roger Pate July 10, 2012 at 5:14 am - Reply

    A lovely triptych. Great light.

  21. Josh Burt July 15, 2012 at 1:59 am - Reply

    Did you two know each other before hand? I'm wondering if there are any other photographers around my area (Toronto) that would be interested in doing this kind of thing.*edit, btw, very cool tree shot :)

  22. Josh Burt July 15, 2012 at 1:59 am - Reply

    Did you two know each other before hand? I'm wondering if there are any other photographers around my area (Toronto) that would be interested in doing this kind of thing.*edit, btw, very cool tree shot :)

  23. Brian Matiash July 15, 2012 at 7:25 am - Reply

    +Josh Burt – I sorta know +Nicole S. Young. She is my girlfriend. ;)

  24. Brian Matiash July 15, 2012 at 7:25 am - Reply

    +Josh Burt – I sorta know +Nicole S. Young. She is my girlfriend. ;)

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