Yes, this is Iowa! I say that, because apparently, this is what Iowa natives think of when they think of their home state. This image is, by far, my biggest seller. Especially to Iowa natives who now live elsewhere and who want to have something comforting and nostalgic to look at. I even sold a digital copy to an Iowa politician who wanted to use it as a banner on his re-election website. He loved it because it epitomized everything he wanted to say about his home state.
It does evoke a soothing and comforting feeling. It also tells a story, of sorts, and highlights so much of what Iowa is and does. You have the farm, the silos, the barn, the gravel road, the truck, the fence, the fields, the windmill… this image brings it all together.
This image was taken near Swisher, Iowa, ironically enough as I was traveling one early morning to a photo club shoot in the Amana Colonies. I spied this scene as I was cruising down the highway and had to stop and take some shots.