Standing Alone

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Standing Alone

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic September 15, 2015

I like the back lighting shining through the slats! #1629429

Monnie Ryan September 15, 2015

Still looks to be in halfway decent shape, actually - but at the same time, a good strong breeze probably would take it down. Love the backlighting! #11359013

Michele Peterson level-classic September 15, 2015

Interesting story to go along with the photo, Terry. The light is just perfect, like Amanda said, shining through the slats it's just beautiful! #11359270

Martha R. Mazon level-classic September 16, 2015

Agreed on the light through the slats! Wonderful composition and mood. #11375295

Daniella Puente September 17, 2015

Congratulations on your win on 101 Terry, this is beautifully captured :) #11375381

Terry A. Stoa level-classic September 24, 2015

Thank you, friends! #11377583

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There are many old barns and corn cribs in Central Illinois. Most of the corn is now harvested with a combine, which removes the kernels from the ears - mostly negating the need to store cobs in such structures.

From Wiki:
After the harvest, corn, still on the cob, is placed in the crib either with or without the husk. The typical corn crib has slats in its walls to allow air to circulate through the corn, both allowing it to dry initially and helping it stay dry. The slats expose the corn to pests, so corn cribs are elevated beyond the reach of rodents.

Corn cribs were first used by Native Americans and were quickly adopted by European settlers. Struggling European settlers often raided corn cribs for food. As a result, at least some Native groups abandoned the corn crib and buried food in caches.

Corn crib designs vary greatly. They were originally made of wood, but other materials such as concrete have also been used. The basic corn crib consists of a roofed bin elevated on

Exif: F Number: 7.1, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/100 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 55.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS REBEL T1i

Uploaded on September 15, 2015
Entered into contest on 2015-09-15 09:03:38 Editor's Pick

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