Jeanne got home last night around 5:00 p.m. She had gone to her Mom’s early Saturday morning. Her Mother is doing much better now and is actually back in her own home. It was so good to have Jeanne home again. 🙂
By the way I meant to thank those wonderful friends who expressed concern for my well-being since I had not posted on this blog for several days last week. There was nothing wrong, just had a lot going on and a lack of new images. I really appreciate the concern though.
I have harvest images for you today. I captured these on Saturday after finishing my project for the city. I probably drove over a hundred miles on some pretty (“back”) back roads looking for harvest images.
This weekend I finished a 7 hour course on portrait photography and lighting. It is my favorite style of photography but I rarely get the opportunity to practice or do it. When I ask folks if they would like their portrait made most will say no and since I am not yet into selling my work I cannot afford to pay people to pose for me.
So as I was reflecting on my current style of photography I decided I am a road photographer. By that I mean I drive around a lot and when something catches my eye I get out and photograph it. Some times that is good but a lot of the times the lighting is not right nor other conditions so I don’t have a high keeper rate.
I would really like to get into head shots because I love to do that type of photography and I believe there is a need for quality portraits. I mean if you look at Linked-in some of the images people use for their avatar, well they leave something to be desired. 🙂
Okay, I’m pretty much just rambling now so I’ll thank you for stopping by the blog. I hope you enjoy your day and be careful.
Challenging day yesterday. I went to lunch with my friend Steve and after lunch we had about 20 minutes so we took a drive on some of the black top roads around Maquoketa looking for harvest scenes. In all that time we only found one combine in harvest mode and it was far enough away that it didn’t make for a good image.
I found this harvest scene on the way home. I was actually following the sun and trying to find something worth shooting in that nice orange light.
About 4 years ago I shot this old corn crib at sunset. I decided to make an image of it again last evening. The lighting was quite a bit different four years ago but I’m happy with this image.
I am getting anxious about my up coming surgery. My right eye is so foggy now it is really affecting my vision. So I’m anxious to get it done so I can see properly again.
I had seen this old police car a couple of weeks ago coming back from Cedar Rapids. But it was early in the afternoon and the light was harsh. Last night I had the soft light of the setting sun to work with and it caressed this old car in its orange beauty. That sounds a little sappy as I reread it but what the heck it was a wonderful light. 🙂
I’m still working on the Halloween House images and video. I should have it ready for a post later in the week.
Thanks for stopping by the blog. Enjoy your Tuesday and be careful.
I was able to leave the office at a reasonable time yesterday and there was still some nice light. Now to find some harvest scenes. Problem is with the three days of rain we just had, I didn’t find any machinery in the fields on my trek home.
I did find this windmill however and since windmills are one of my favorite things to photograph I captured this image.
We see these scenes all the time but like the little bird from yesterday it’s not often that we stop and take a close look. That’s one of the many things I love about photography. Being able to freeze time and really look and enjoy what the camera captured. Click on any image if you like to enjoy a larger version.
I was surprised yesterday when I read Dennis Voy’s blog. Dennis is the owner of KMAQ AM / FM in Maquoketa. He writes a daily news and information blog and it’s read by several thousand people every day. He had one of my images of our little dog “Maggie” on his blog with the caption; “DAVE HAS GREAT CAMERAS AND TAKES GREAT PHOTOS. GOOGLE HIS WEB SITE TO SEE MORE.” I was flattered that he would post one of my pictures and give me a plug. I hope it’s not just the camera that makes the great pictures. 🙂
This is the only combine I could find last night. I was losing the light rapidly and he had a long way to go before he would get back my way so I settled for a butt shot. I don’t think a butt shot of a combine is as bad as a butt shot of a bird or is it?
That’s it for today. Hope you enjoy your Friday. Thanks for stopping by the blog and be careful.