Yesterday when I went out it was not a good landscape photography day. It was midday and the sun was harsh with no clouds in most of my images.
But I was tired of sitting at home so I loaded up my cameras and headed out. I went to a lot of different places that I normally go to but in the end I decided to take a road I had not been on before. I found this wonderful old barn. If you have followed my blog for anytime at all you know I have a love of old barns. This was a perfect barn (in my opinion) in that it had it’s original roof and paint on the sides.
The shot above was taken from road and normally that would have been the only image I would have made. But this old barn intrigued me so I decided I would drive onto the property and see if the owner would give me permission to photograph this magnificent structure.
When the owner came to the door I was delighted that he said, “sure go ahead.” So I spent the better part of a half hour photographing this beauty. Like I said earlier the light was not good and in the first two shots there was just blue sky.
After I shot this image (notice there are clouds on this side) I walked around the other side of the barn and saw a gentleman splitting wood. As I walked around and down to where he was I was worried that he might not want me there. I was pleasantly surprised to find that he was very friendly man who one could tell had worked hard his entire life.
We visited for about 10 minutes and I found him to be very engaging with a wonderful sense of humor. He told me that he didn’t know exactly how old the barn was but that it was built before his time. He said he didn’t know how much longer the old structure would remain standing as it had been through a lot in its lifetime.
He said that it had withstood a tornado and when it went through it actually moved the barn six inches from its original place. He also said that they had some high winds this year and it had moved a little bit more.
I really enjoyed the time we talked and I think I would have enjoyed a much longer conversation but he was busy and I know how sometimes when you have a project to do you would just like to get on with it.
I hope I get to meet him again.
Enjoy your day and be careful.
Happy Saturday for all my working friends.
Kind of a frustrating week photography wise. I went out three days in a row and didn’t find anything that interested me. So yesterday I decided to go down to the river.
There were several Ring-Billed Gulls at A.Y. McDonald park. I was really surprised that this little guy let me get this close to him.
I photographed this guy standing on one of the light poles. I cleaned a significant amount of bird leavings on the light so you didn’t have to look at it.
After the gulls I went to the 16th Street Basin (which used to be a great place for wildlife.) Found this group of Double-Crested Cormorants that were sunning themselves in some rare sunlight. A little gull was mixing in among them as well.
Hope you enjoy your weekend. Be careful.
Not a lot of commentary today, just three more images from my photo shoot on Monday. I have a friend that calls these shafts of light in the clouds “God Beams.”
It’s hard for me to pass up a tree especially when they are almost barren of leaves. This harvested field made a nice backdrop for the tree.
This is the last image for today. I hope to get out later this afternoon and see what I can find.
Not sure what happened to the images I posted yesterday. You could not enlarge them. It is working today so if you click on the image you will get a larger more detailed image.
Enjoy your day and be careful.
I have been in kind of a funk since the election so I haven’t paid much attention to my photography of late. But yesterday afternoon I looked out the window and saw a lot of wonderful clouds. So I loaded up my cameras and headed out to see what I could find to make an image. of.
If you’re new to my photography blog let me tell you a little bit about it. I started this blog 10 years ago. I have taken thousands of images of everything from people, eagles, all types of wildlife, landscapes, and farm scenes. I love to photograph old barns, windmills, harvest time, and really anything that has to do with farming.
One of my favorite things to photograph is eagles. If you would like to see some of my eagle images just look on the right side of this blog and click on the January 2015 link. I photographed lots of eagles during the months of January and February 2015.
I was hoping for a opportunity to capture a sunset with all the dynamic clouds available yesterday. Unfortunately the rain we’re having today was moving in so the sunset itself was obscured by dark gray clouds.
By the way you can click on any image which will make it larger and you can view the image in much greater detail.
I have photographed this church several times in the past but the wonderful clouds made it look different this day.
Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your day and be careful.
Hope you had a safe and happy Halloween. Jeanne and I went over to Angie and Ben’s house to help with the candy distribution while Angie and Ben took the kids through the neighborhood.
I use to wear this costume when the kids were little and Angie asked me if I would wear it again and sit on their porch more or less like a Halloween display.
All the kids and parents that came by looked at me closely as it was hard to tell if I was real. I didn’t jump up and scare anyone just moved a little when they were there. 🙂
Ben did not wear a costume but Angie dressed up. I was trying to get a image of their entire family but that was like trying to heard cats. The kids were so excited about Trick or Treating I couldn’t get them all corralled.
The kids were also excited to have both of their Grandmas there. It was a fun night and I’m glad we were able to participate. Paula and Jeanne monitored the candy and encouraged the treaters to take all they wanted.
This was the best costume I saw all evening. The little boy being abducted by an alien.
Angie looking very stylish in her costume. Josh as the grim reaper. All the kids came back with their baskets over flowing. They only went in their neighborhood under the supervision of Ben and Angie. They had a lot of fun.
I have to end this post with an image of my favorite little model. Every time I point a camera at her she smiles and says “Cheese.”