For me, these two pictures are the very heart or core of my old Michigan project. They're both simple, plain pictures, and perhaps they might come a little too close to cliché for some people who have a more profound appreciation for the State. And Michigan is not the only place you might see these things, of course. But for the me, the juxtaposition of a corn field and pine trees is a very Michigan-y take on America's most ubiquitous grain crop, and I get a smile every time I see this golf course picture—golfers with hand-carts on a course with a barn on it, that's just very Midwestern for me.
The original prints of all these are about 18" wide, and the scan of the second picture (although you can click on either image to see a slightly larger version) is almost too small to see—the green is in front of the barn, and the bright spot on the side of the barn is the flag on the flagstick.
John Szarkowski thought the top picture "just missed" because it's too clean—he thought it needed a snippet of road or fencerow in the corner or on one edge, to save it from perfectionism. And the second picture is the only picture of mine that is in a major Museum collection.
I think of these two pictures as "pure Michigan," each in its own quiet way.
Incidentally, all of these pictures were taken with a 4x5" Wista 45DX on Polaroid Type 55 positive-negative film.