Can you stand another image of a barn? I know I shoot a lot of barns. There are reasons for that. One, I live in Iowa and we got loads and loads of barns. I like their structure and the way they dominate the other buildings (we don’t have skyscrapers.) I enjoy the aesthetics of barns. I just think barns are beautiful.
So just before reaching the church (see yesterday’s post) I saw this barn down in the valley with the sun light reflecting on the West side of the barn and actually putting some coloration on the trees in the area.
This lonely windmill was just sitting in the middle of a field. It didn’t seem to have a purpose for being there. I saw no water nearby for it to pump, nor any machinery for it to turn. It was just sitting off in a field minding its own business. I cropped this image significantly or otherwise you couldn’t even see the windmill in the original image. I think this is only my third windmill image so I can shoot a bunch more of them before you get tired of looking at windmills.
Finally this flag pole with old glory blowing in the wind. You remember yesterday I was talking about the windy conditions and how it got pretty cold pretty quick. Look at how the flag is standing straight out.
I used this technique because where the flag was standing it was really an ugly scene. Some of the snow had melted and there was mud splattered all around. The background was not being lit very well (the sun was going down) so it lent itself to a B&W image, but I wanted to show the red, white, and blue of the flag so this is what I came up with.
The flag itself was in a pretty tattered condition and probably should be retired. Still, shot against the snowy background, I thought it made a nice image.
So that’s all from the Sunday adventure. Thanks for checking in with the blog. I hope you have a great Wednesday.
I’m going to leave you with a quote that I read yesterday that really touched me. “All of us are born for a reason, but all of us don’t discover why.” “Success in life has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself.” It’s what you do for others.” – Danny Thomas