May 8, 2011 by Chris Dunn
Tuesday, I spent a bumpy hour bumping my head against the roof and windows as I rode in the cab of a bumpy farm tractor with a local farmer.
This is the photo that ran on A1:
© 2011 by The York Dispatch. Farmer Andrew Flinchbaugh drives the tractor attached to the 12-row corn planter -- whose gears churn up rows of earth, disperse the corn seeds into those rows and cover them back up -- on Tuesday, May 3, 2011. Flinchbaugh said Tuesday was his first real day of corn planting, as April's rains meant poor planting conditions. Flinchbaugh, whose family runs Flinchbaugh's Orchard & Farm Market in Hellam Township, is working "around the clock" to plant 800 acres of corn. He said he has planted about 2 percent of the crop so far.
This is another photo I turned in:
© 2011 by The York Dispatch. (Same caption as above.)
I’m torn over which one I’d choose, if I had to make that decision. These two would/should never run together in a two-picture package, so it’d have to be one or the other. So which is it: A slightly more artistic shot that emphasizes the corn planter? Or a shot that shows the farmer’s slightly preoccupied face and not much else?
What do you think?