A couple more images from my wanderings through the countryside this past Tuesday. Hate to see “Old Glory” in this condition. I really hate to see the disrespect that some are showing to our flag and our nation.
I rarely pass up a chance to photograph a windmill.
Hot and humid in our part of the world today. I’m ready for some cooler autumn weather.
Enjoy your weekend and be careful.
On the way home last night I was watching these big cumulus congestus clouds build in the sky, wondering if they would eventually turn in to a thunderstorm later down the line. I have two images for today.
Of course I had to stop by my favorite windmill and frame it with the big clouds.
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.
Saw this beautiful rainbow on the drive home last evening. I had to stop and capture this image even though it was raining.
My favorite windmill with the rainbow.
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.
I have windmills for you today. As I traveled around some back roads last Friday I came across three windmills that I decided to photograph. You can imagine living in a predominately rural area there are windmills everywhere. Like barns and other farm structures I enjoy making images of them. Generally I try to photograph them against a dynamic cloudy sky, however Friday was pretty much a dull gray sky. 😦
Several years ago I photographed this windmill along with a deteriorating barn and some other farm buildings. When I drove by it this time I noticed that the barn and other building were gone. The windmill is all that remains. Kind of sad in a way as these old structures had a lot of history about them and were a salient part of the landscape.
This old guy has lost his wind fins and is just the frame of the windmill with all sorts of vegetation grown on it. Still it appealed to me so I had to make some image of it.
That’s it for today. Thanks for the look. Enjoy your day and be careful.
Happy Tuesday & Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
I had an enjoyable day yesterday. I think I had mentioned earlier on this blog that my company was needing some “head shots’ of some of our employees for marketing and so yesterday I had the privilege of photographing about 20 of our folks. Portrait photography is one of my favorite things to do although with all the set up required it is also the most labor intensive. Maybe I’ll show a couple of those portraits tomorrow.
Today I have three images for you that represent my third favorite type of photography, landscapes. I said the other day that the quality of light is so important to any photograph and I fully embrace that point of view. However one of my favorite shooting conditions is what was presented yesterday evening. Deep blue sky with big puffy white clouds. Admittedly some of the sky also had storm clouds but one side of the horizon was filled with these harmless puffy variety.
So I stopped to photograph my favorite windmill against that wonderful sky and as I turned around to head back to my car I saw these two trees growing in symmetrical harmony with one another. That sounds artsy doesn’t it. 🙂
Finally I’ll leave you with this image of the ubiquitous farm windmill. Busily turning in the strong wind making a great subject for a landscape photograph.
That’s it for today.
Thanks for stopping by the blog. Enjoy your St. Patrick’s Day. Consume adult beverages responsibly and by all means be careful.
Blessings to you on this Good Friday!
I saw this old windmill when I was a passenger in a vehicle a couple of days ago and I had return to photograph it. Even though it was a mile and a half on gravel road (which I do not like to take a clean car on) I thought it worthy of the sacrifice. 🙂
On the way to the windmill I came across this old hay rake sitting rusting in a field. I won’t draw all the obvious analogies but I do like to photograph old things especially farm equipment.
I saw this other old rake on the way back to town on a different route. I liked the way the softening sun shown on it so I left it in color. The first rake the light was more harsh and hence the black and white rendering.
I plan to spend the bulk of the day at the Green Island wetlands so if I’m lucky I’ll have some wildlife images for you in the coming days.
There should be some migrating birds at the preserve so I’m excited to see what I can find.
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WordPress®, the blog service I use, decided some months ago to make us use a new editor (although there was nothing wrong with the old editor.) During the last few months (slowly leading us down the path) you could click a button and revert back to the old editor. It would last a few days and then the new editor would appear. Click the button and revert and then the new editor would appear again. See the pattern?
Well Monday the button and as far as I can tell the ability to change back to the old editor is gone. Hate is a strong word and I don’t use it often but I will say that I hate this new editor. I have from the moment they first tried to force it on me.
Now those who know me know that I embrace change. I love change, I seek out change, not for the sake of change, but for the betterment of people, processes, whatever. I have yet to find how this change offers anything better for the blogger and for that matter makes it harder and more cumbersome to create. End of rant!
Took some of my standard images on the way home last night. Interesting sky and clouds so I found some old friends to photograph including my favorite tree.
My favorite windmill. Whenever I have an interesting sky and if I have the time I will seek out this old windmill. It sets up on a hill and I have to shoot up to capture it, thus I’m able to showcase the sky.
Enough of my babble for one day. I had a good day yesterday health wise. Although occasionally unsteady on my feet I was able to get though the day without any physical discomfort. That’s a big deal of late! 🙂
Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your day and be careful.
Happy Hump Day – Post Saint Patrick’s Day!
Hope you are okay today. I actually know some folks that took today off in anticipation of too much celebration yesterday. 🙂
I depart from my wildlife presentation to show you some farm related images. I shot these yesterday on my way back from Cedar Rapids. There always seems to be something of interest along the road so I was happy that I had my camera along.
I’m not thrilled with this image. I tried it in black and white but the metal buildings detracted from that process as they do in color. My intent in photographing this old structure was to show the decay and deterioration of the building. I think the image accomplishes that but with the metal buildings as a detractor none the less.
I’m not sure what it is about windmills but I seem to shoot a lot of images with them as my primary subject matter. I have a friend who enjoys windmills and has a beautiful large painting of a farm windmill against a beautiful evening sky that I think I may be trying to emulate. I just seem to enjoy photographing them.
That’s it for today. More wildlife tomorrow, that is unless I find something interesting for you today. 🙂
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