Since moving down to North Carolina from Massachusetts, I've always been fascinated by the farming and local crops in our area. I love seeing the different things that are planted each season and enjoy figuring out what the plants are and watching their progress throughout the season. Farming is an industry that many of us take for granted. It's nice to slow down and appreciate the beauty around us and the hard work that goes into it.
One of my favorite crops to watch is cotton. The plants are so pretty! The harvesting process is pretty neat too and I get such an urge to jump out of my car to touch the big rolls of cotton! This year there is a cotton field right at the end of the road to my neighborhood. Every time I drove in or out, I kept thinking to myself "I need to photograph that." I wanted to wait until they had popped open a little. One day my friend asked me if I had any pictures of the cotton fields. I told her I had been wanting to take some! She inspired me to wait for some pretty lighting right before sunset, grab my camera, and walk down to the field. While I was shooting I was being attacked by about a billion gnats, which was very distracting while I tried to figure out angles and settings! Haha! But I appreciate the motivation to get out there and I'm pretty happy with the way they came out. I hope you enjoy them too!