I had a wonderful lunch with my beautiful daughter yesterday and then decided to go wandering around the countryside again.
I have three farm images for you today and of course one of them is a barn.
One of the things I enjoy about this time of year is that the soft light comes early in the afternoon.
There is a barn that I have wanted to photograph for sometime and I saw it again on the way to Mason City Wednesday. After driving for sometime I realized that I was only a few miles away from the barn so I decided to go there.
This is not that barn. Unfortunately when I arrived at the barn the sun was in the wrong location to photograph from the road. So after some debate I decided to drive about a mile down the road and take the gravel road to the farm-house. I went to the door but no one was home. I realize I could have taken a few minutes and got the shot that I wanted. But I do not trespass and I can’t imagine how awkward that would have been for the owners to pull into their property to see some stranger walking around their buildings.
So I’ll try again another day. This barn is in its original state including original roof. It isn’t going to be around for ever so I want to capture some images of it. It’s 48 miles from home so I’m not inclined to go there on a regular basis to try to find the owners home.
Enjoy your day and be careful.
I had lunch yesterday with a great Friend who retired a few months before I did. We finalized our golfing plans for the Summer and then had a nice discussion about how to fix all the problems in the world. 🙂
After running a few errands I wandered through the countryside looking for photographic opportunities. I have three images for today.
I actually took some roads yesterday that I have never been on before. Now that I have the time I hope to explore the surrounding countryside in more detail.
I couldn’t pass up a tree without making an image.
Enjoy your day and be careful.
I have three images to show today. Yesterday afternoon I went roaming through the countryside. Went to some places I haven’t been in several years. The light was not great but the sky was full of big puffy clouds so it was a good trade-off. You can click on the images to make them larger and see more detail.
Found this old windmill minus the fan blades. It was keeping watch over the hay bales.
I found an old road guard rail that had fallen down the side of a hill and I stopped to take some images of it (I didn’t like any of them.) As I was getting back in the car I happened to glance behind me and there was a large buck dear slowly crossing the road. By the time I turned the camera back on and got it to my eye he was gone. 😦
I love old barns and I found this guy sitting next to an abandoned farm home. There were all kinds of no trespassing signs around so I could only photograph it from the road, which really didn’t give me the best angle.
Felt good to be out with a camera again. 🙂
Enjoy your day.
I have three more images for you today. This is from last Friday when the weather was so good for photography.
I worked yesterday because of an event that was happening at our organization. It was funny the number of second looks and questions I got from fellow employees when they saw me on a Monday. 🙂
I love to photograph windmills. I found this guy along a country road I had never been on. So I will add him to my collection.
Three silos setting in a field. I liked the pattern they made so I stopped for a few images. It was just a gorgeous day, mild temperature, light breeze (to keep the bugs away) and a beautiful sky.
I’ll finish up with this barn. Although not one of my favorites it is after all a barn, so in my mind it is worth capturing an image of.
That’s it for today. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your day and be careful.
Happy Black & White Wednesday!
No lunch meeting or appointment yesterday so I grabbed my camera, a quick salad and off I went, looking for images. I decided to take a road that I have never been on before and it turned out to be an interesting although dirty (car wise) experience. The word desolation kept creeping into my mind as I saw the vast expanses of barren fields covered with snow and leafless trees for as far as the eye could see.
There was never any doubt that all the images I captured yesterday would be rendered in black and white. I didn’t really go past many farm homes, just lots of farm land and very few structures hence the word desolation. 🙂
Part of my job (although not officially in my job description) is to help people solve issues with their professional (work) life and in some instances in their personal life as well. It is amazingly rewarding when successful and devastatingly disappointing when not. It is one facet of my work that I both love and hate. Well hate is not the proper word, perhaps regret is a better choice.
Yesterday I experienced both sides, one of success and one of failure, so it was an emotional roller coaster for me yesterday. Comes with the territory but it’s never routine or without feelings.
On the way home last night I stopped at the car wash, because my black car was a light shade of brown from my noon road trip. That made me too late for any photography on my home commute. I have about 25 minutes of good light before I have to start cranking the ISO up and then it becomes a real challenge. So I’m glad I had the opportunity to take a ride during my lunch break.
That’s it for today. Hope you enjoy your day and it has some color in it.
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Some good news. I finally saw the swans yesterday. I had not seen them for several days so I was a little concerned. There were four adults and the two cygnets on the ice yesterday morning when I came by the pond. I did stop and shoot a couple of images of them (most of which were butt shots.) I’ll show those tomorrow.
I had a lunch meeting at one of our banks yesterday and so as is my custom I took my camera along for the ride. No time for images on the way over as I was running a little late (imagine that) however I arrived at the bank precisely at the designated time so no one had to wait on me. 🙂
When I’m driving and simply do not have time to stop I always see things that attract my interest and desire to capture an image. Such was the case on the way over yesterday. I finished my meeting a little early so I decided I would take the time on the drive back if a photo opportunity presented itself.
While the sun was out most of the day there were a fair amount of clouds in the sky and so it produced a softer light than there would normally have been in the early afternoon. So I was able to capture some farm scenes and even this harvest scene. There is still some corn unharvested, although most of the fields I passed yesterday were barren.
The one shot that did get away yesterday was really disappointing. I saw a machine shed that I wanted to capture an image of. Yes I know I’ve shot this old shed many times but I still enjoy shooting it again.
So I pulled off to the side of the road and was getting the camera set up. When I looked back at the building I noticed a hawk riding the wind and hunting. He was floating on the wind and remained almost motionless for several moments. So I reconfigured the camera to burst mode and set a higher ISO then rolled down the window. In the time it took for me to bring the camera to my eye he decided he didn’t want any part of posing and off he went. I was able to get 15 shots of his tail feathers. 😦
That’s it for today. I’m off tomorrow and Friday so can enjoy a 4 day weekend. 🙂 Hope you enjoy your hump day. Thanks for stopping by and be careful.