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2012.06.03

AN ODD PIECE OF ART

I snapped this picture of an Illinois grain elevator about seven years ago. It bears the marks of its years of service. To some it may be just an old building along the side of the road. The paint has faded and several boards are missing. But its beauty is in the patched and weathered appearance, the colors cast by the morning sun and its simple architecture. It was a skyscraper before skyscrapers and stands today as a testament of its structural integrity and as a symbol of our early heritage honoring the farmers who farmed this land.

Yes, I did mess with the picture a bit, blending layers upon layers of different effects. I don't often think to record the different actions. It is a process of trying this -- then backing out and trying something different.






"When tillage begins, other arts follow. The farmers, therefore, are the founders of human civilization."

- Daniel Webster





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