A good farm stand is a double delight. You can get good things to eat and, at no extra cost, photograph them. Highway 120 going west towards Yosemite from the San Francisco Bay area goes through California’s the agricultural central valley. The town of Oakdale (map) has a string of roadside farms stands that are in prime form in September and October.
Near the end of September we stopped at a stand that clearly was well into the season. A bin of fresh corn had a sign warning “Do not strip the corn.” A city slicker looking at the corn asked, “What’s this?” The woman at the counter said, “That’s a worm. That just means the corn is sweet. I’ll take it off for you, if you like.” She did not actually use the word “wimp.”
People don’t like it when you point cameras at them, so I held my pocket camera low and took this picture without using the viewfinder.
It is, however, socially acceptable to take pictures of vegetables, even naked vegetables, so I was able to hold the camera and properly frame this photo of corn and pumpkins.
The main Photoshop adjustment was to darken the highlights. Doing so restored some detail to the dried corn husks.