Yesterday was one of my favorite days from a photography standpoint. I love to make photographs against a deep blue sky with big puffy white clouds. I was presented with such a sky yesterday morning and although it was later in the day before I could get out the conditions were still very good.
I decided to look for farm structures to photograph and so I took roads that I have never been on (well let’s say I don’t remember being on them.) I saw a lot of new places yesterday but not a lot of farm structures that stood out to me. I love red barns so I’ll show that as my first image.
I don’t like photographing images with power lines in them and where possible I will remove the power lines in Photoshop if I cannot eliminate them by the angle I take the image. There were just too many power lines in this image and it would have taken an hour or more to remove all of them so they remain. 😦
This old structure is in the twilight of its life. One day the owner will decide to tear it down and put something else in its place of just let it become pasture again. I enjoy photographing deteriorating structures and usually render them in black and white, but I loved the blue sky so the color remained.
Personal story. I have had a Microsoft Surface 3 tablet for a couple of years and I started using it as my work notebook because I would have anywhere from 6 – 12 paper note books lying around and sometimes it was hard to keep track of everything. It just made sense to keep everything in one place and with the Surface 3 I can type my notes or hand write them and they are very easy to organize. Thursday I got out of the car for a meeting with a couple of employees and sat the tablet on top of my car to get some more materials and then shut the door. The vibration of the door shutting caused the tablet to fall off the roof onto the concrete parking lot and the tablet now has the most interesting mosaic arrangement of glass.
I turned it on when I got inside and it actually still functioned although the cursor would radically move around what was left of the screen at random times. So I got the replacement yesterday afternoon and will probably spend most of the day today getting it reconfigured. It is amazing how dependent I have become using the tablet and the thought of going back to paper note books was in my mind not an option.
That’s it for today. Thanks for stopping by the blog. Enjoy your day and be careful.