Friday, November 13, 2009

Homage to a Platte River Outtake

Today, I'm editing images from the "Farm Together Now" book for my web site. Sometimes you just gotta edit old ones out. Glad they invented blogs so this one from 2002 can live on in the world.

I was driving over a bridge in Central Nebraska when I saw a man on horseback in the dry riverbed. Stopped (illegally), yelled down and asked my new friend Bill to pause while I dug in the trunk, got out the 4x5 camera and sheets of C-41 film. After snapping six or so sheets of ready load, Bill yelled up his address, I hollered "Thank you!", jumped back in the car and kept driving north on Highway 14.

I love this work.

OK, back to the digital light table.


Farmgirl Susan said...

Reading this brought tears to my eyes (the good kind). Love the photo. Love the story behind it even more. Thank you.

Thanks for stopping by said...

Thanks, Susan. Where's your farm?