Best of Minnesota Photos - June 2011

| Wednesday, December 21, 2011

green rows

from flickr user m. t. sullivan
Taken this June near Granite Falls, MN, this photo's greatest strength is the contrast in height in the subject matter. Towering above the barely emerged corn are high voltage electrical lines strung between imposing steel towers lined up like a single file army of robots marching across the countryside. To me it's always been impressive that in the span of 6 weeks the corn which this year began the month of June measuring maybe 4 inches in height reaches 6-7 feet tall but still nowhere near the height of those electrical towers.