A short post today with only one image. I spent a fair amount of time Saturday evening freezing my tush off waiting for the perfect sunset over a farm scene. Best laid plans as they say. Not only did I get really cold but as I was waiting for the sun to do its thing I was confronted by a farmer who wondered what th hell I was doing there on a public roadway (which of course I had every right to be.)
After I convinced him that I was harmless he left me alone. Well the clouds and the sun didn’t come together like I had hoped so I didn’t get the image I had in my head. So this is what I have for you today.
I got back to the house two minutes after Jeanne got home from visiting her Mother in Ames. We joined Angie, Ben and the kids for dinner at the Moracco Supper Club.
That’s it for today. Yucky day weather wise in our part of the world. rain, freezing rain, and snow. 🙂
Thanks for stopping by the blog. Enjoy your day and be careful.
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.
A bit of a mixed bag for you today. I took another route home last night and encountered a variety photographic opportunities. I had a car behind me that was obviously in a big hurry and since I wasn’t, I pulled over to the shoulder to let them pass and when I looked further down the hill I saw two eagles on this half-frozen pond tussling over what looks to me like an otter.
One of the eagles took part of the prize and flew away with it in his beak (which I did not realize until looking at the pictures during processing) while his antagonist won the main prize. It was quite the battle for awhile. Interestingly enough our local newspaper had a picture of two eagles fighting over food on the ice of the Mississippi River on their front page this morning.
So I stayed there for awhile watching the lone eagle work on his meal and then continued my journey.
There are portrait, landscape, wedding, and a large number of other photography professionals and enthusiasts who tend to specialize in one form of photography or another. I’m beginning to think I’m just a “road photographer.” 🙂
I drive around until something catches my interest and then I stop, photograph it and then back on the road. I really haven’t found one type of photography that I prefer over another. I love it all!
I’ll leave you with this image of this great tree. I had to make a U-turn to photograph it but I couldn’t resist. It would have looked better ensconced in a blanket of snow but it is still impressive. I’ll have to remember where it is and photograph it in the Summer and Fall.
That’s all I have for today. Should be a warm day here in the lower 60s.
Thanks for visiting the blog. Enjoy your day and be careful.
I got to thinking yesterday as I was looking for images to capture that I’m more of a Road Photographer than anything else. By that I mean I tend to drive around over the countryside until something catches my eye or interest and then I stop and photograph it. Sometimes in great detail and other times just a few clicks and done. Such is the case with this barn. It caught my interest yesterday and so I stopped on the road and photographed it. I don’t particularly like the metal roof, but other than that it’s a great looking barn.
It reminds me of how my Dad and I used to hunt rabbits in the Winter time. We would drive the country roads looking for rabbits in the ditches and along the fence lines. I had a little single shot 22 and my Dad had a 22 semi automatic rifle. No matter who shot the rabbit I was the one who got out of the old station wagon and waded out into the snow to retrieve the bounty.
My Dad was disabled and just couldn’t walk so this was the way we hunted and since we were not very well off we ate a lot of rabbit. The local game warden would always look the other way because he knew Dad was a good man and couldn’t walk so he didn’t say anything.
It’s not my favorite style of photography but it does work from time to time especially when it cold and windy like it was yesterday. 🙂
That’s all I have time for today as I have to go clean the snow off the driveway and sidewalks again. We’re not even into Winter yet. Sigh!
Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your snowy day and be careful.