Photography: October Fall Color Fest: Pumpkins And Indian Corn
Indian Corn is an ornamental multicolored corn that symbolizes the harvest season in the fall.

Photography: October Fall Color Fest: Pumpkins And Indian Corn

Summer has ended and fall has arrived. I love the fall. It’s a season of harvest of deep earthy colors. I love it when the first boxes of pumpkins and flats of Indian corn arrive at the market. I find Cinderella and fairy tale pumpkins in their earthy pink and green hues. I find the pumpkins that everyone can recognize – the round and the deep orange ones that will make pies or soup or be cut into jack-o’-lanterns to decorate the porch and later to feed the squirrels. I find the turbans piled high in random fashion. They make me want to look for a person to wear them. October is my favorite time of the year to take my camera to the market. I look for fall colors. For fall shapes. I try to find them stacked in the shade without the sunlight, so that my images are not about contrast light and dark, only about the color and shape and their juxtaposition and the lines and the geometry that they create. I look for the Ready-Mades – those huge boxes of pumpkins or flats of Indian corn that have enough produce that there is no need to later crop out the extra stuff around the edges. The Ready-Mades just need to be zoomed in on. Find the line. Find the shape. Find the angle. Find the mosaic. The colors were made by Nature, perfect as they are …

Kimberly Kradel

Artist, Writer, Photographer. Publisher of ARTIST-AT-LARGE.

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