Welcome to day 155 of 365 photos…this overgrown tobacco shed (at least I think that is what it was) sits amidst tobacco fields on the Swansboro-Belgrade road. I have passed this building many times and wanted to take a photo but never stopped. Today, on my way home from a Coastal Photo Club meeting in New Bern, I decided to finally stop.
The brilliant greens against that pretty sky drew me in. The shed is almost completely grown in as are many abandoned homes, barns and sheds in the area. I assume this is the dreaded Kudzu that I have always heard about but I am not sure. Whatever it is, it may be dreaded by the owners of these buildings but I think it makes for some nifty photos. What do you think?Camera: Nikon D7100 – Lens: Tokina 12-28mm
Focal Length: 12mm – Aperture: f/4.5 – Shutter Speed: 1/1000 second – ISO: 100
Did you know that tobacco is one of North Carolina’s top cash crops? From the North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services website: “Tobacco has historically been the major cash crop in North Carolina and remains one of the state’s most predominant farm commodities. North Carolina produces almost three-quarters of the flue-cured tobacco grown in the United States. In 1939, the State harvested the record high number of acres of 851,000 acres. Tobacco remains one of North Carolina’s most profitable crops and a substantial contributor to the value of farm production. Increased pressure on tobacco and the removal of the tobacco quota system will continue to prompt Tar Heel farmers to diversify and seek alternative crops. ”
Glad that you stopped by my self-project of a photo a day for 365 days. If this is your first time to my site and you wonder what this 365 days of photos is all about, click HERE to read the original post. Settings are added to the photos so that I can remember what I’ve used and can see if any future photos done with other settings turn out better or worse. Remember, this project is all about my learning more about photography.
Check out E-liz Treasures to see what my friend in Maine is doing with her daily photos.
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