Wednesday is Lensday: Pumpkin Patch Edition

jumping in the pumpkin patch

Yep, that’s me above getting some air in the pumpkin patch at Evan’s Orchard outside of Lexington towards Georgetown. Much love to my friend Chris Garris (the most fabulous photographer I know) who shot this using his wide angle lens. I’m in actuality only 3 or 4 feet off the ground. His low viewpoint + that lens makes it look more like 10 feet. Probably one of the coolest pictures of me to date!

I got some pics of my own including a jumpy shot of Chris too! Here’s him!

pumpkin jump

We had a very amusing time filled with lots of photo taking….there was a petting zoo, patch, kettle corn (I got pumpkin spice), bee exhibit, apple orchard and of course lots of piles of pumpkins & gourds!

yep, it's halloween
These are Chris’s shoes. Aren’t they super cool and very appropriate for this time of year?

camel call
This camel was shuttling children around. He kept mooing/yelling (what kind of sound do camels make anyway?) whenever a kid got on. I think he was a disgruntled camel. I think I would be too if I had to go around the same path time and time again.

pumpkins in black and white
Chris insisted that I make this shot black and white, because the sun created a lot of contrast that day!

He ended up buying one of these pumpkins/gourds. He thinks that they should be clearanced because inevitably, they are the ones that aren’t going to be sold. He liked it cause it was diseased (he thought it looked like something else that is rather communicable) and because it had more character than a regular pumpkin.

pumpkin portrait
To me, this picture says fall.

photographer of the corn
Man, he can be so corny. I can be even more, just by using that bad pun.

Gourds really do have a lot of character.

going for a ride
And so does Chris. He insisted on riding in the wagon while I got a workout. I think the parents at the place thought we were a wee bit crazy. Such is life.

Hope you enjoyed my pics. I plan on posting later the winner of this little guy!
Vintage-inspired Halloween Pumpkin box + tutorial
So check back tonight (and get your comment in here to win him if you haven’t done so already)!

Until next time Swellions!



  1. says

    Thanks for all the nice comments!

    Justin: I don’t know. Prob. a lot has to do with the fact they are on black, but also I usually don’t use my automatic setting…I use my manual setting. It makes things much more vibrant that way.

  2. says

    You got some great shots. I love the ones with the guys jumping in the air.

    I would have laughed at you pulling him in the wagon too but it would have been because it looks fun. Not that I thought you were strange. I love to see people having fun and being like kids.


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