Field of Dreams

You know those kinds movies right? You are lazying around on a Saturday or Sunday, you flip the channels, you see THAT movie, the movie that you’ll now start watching, no matter how long it’s been on, and you get sucked in each and every time.

Field of Dreams is one of those for me. There are so many cool moments in the film that build off each other, it’s easy to get pulled right into the plot. Plus, unless you are a brick-wall-of-emotions, it kinds of gets you choked up right?

“Hey dad…you wanna have  a catch?”

Oh man, gets to me every time 🙂

So it’s another Movie Title Wednesday on the MO blog and this is a picture snapped back in Ontario, Canada last December. I think I processed this once, back then, and didn’t like it, so I forgot about it. But my skills with doing HDR have drastically improved since then and this second go-round was much more fun. It’s hard to dislike the gorgeous light coming from the just rising sun that is behind me. The field is made up of dead, harvested corn stalks, which is what made me think of this movie in the first place. The water in the field, if I remember correctly, was partially ice.

The sky was okay in the shot, but a smidge boring for this weather nut who likes high drama, so I mixed in a texture I shot in Bruges, Belgium a few months back. Good tip for you travelers: If you love textures, try to pull your eyes away from the wide angle shots of the city or town you are in, and look closer at the cobblestone, or doors or windows…and find yourself a “memento” that you can take back and use with other photographs. While it’s all done digitally, there was something very cool to me with combining a photograph of a barn in Ontario with a wood texture from Bruges.

6 replies
  1. Mark Garbowski
    Mark Garbowski says:

    I love the texture use and tip. Also, my first thought on seeing the photo was a TV title : Little House on the Prairie. And like you, FoD gets me every time at the point you mention.

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  1. […] If you build it…they will…leave?? I know, pretty cheesy, but I just couldn’t resist using a ‘Field of Dreams’ reference for this shot. It’s a classic movie, and I feel in a dark, twisted way, it’s an appropriate reference for the abandoned baseball diamond where I found this scoreboard. I may even keep using quotes from the movie as I publish more from this locationOh, and if you like images being referenced to movie titles, make sure you check out Movie Title Wednesdays from my good buddy Mike Olbinski. His running series is well worth checking out, and he’s already published his own take on ‘Field of Dreams’! […]

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