Best of 2010
From the few I have posted for 2010 here is my entry--an old barn that has caught my eye the few times when traveling Wears Valley Rd on way to Cades Cove. There is really not much of a place to pull off the road in order to 'shoot', luckly not too much traffic on this particular afternoon.
Last night the 'weather news' predicted we could possibly receive 4-6 inches of snow--it must have just started snowing here about an hr ago and so far not much snow is on ground--sure hope it stays that way. Stay warm and have a great day!
Just went outside (6:18 am EST) to get the paper and it is not snowing.
A couple days ago I was up early and noticed it was really foggy outside. So I grabbed my camera and drove around the countryside in hopes of finding some interesting silo or barn shots. I also found an Old Fashioned Fence which looked like it was going to fall apart, but it was very pictureesque.
Edit: Foggy Trees II
It's A Dirty Job . . . . . .
but somebody's gotta do it . . . .
This photo from the same area of Eastern Washington is a repost, which I wouldn't do except that it exemplifies the challenge so well . . . negative space for perspective on the "wide-open spaces", and for emotion - 'solitude' (if you like being alone) or 'lonliness' (if you don't).
Old and Not so Old
I saw this on my walk the other day, and thought it would be neat to frame the old barn with the new shed. What do you think?
Thanks for looking! Have a good afternoon! :o)
Mini Challenge Day 3 post 1
Landscapes! I am not very strong on landscapes so I decided to try to take a couple. I need the practice. Hope they aren't too bad.
Any tips and pointers are much appreciated! Thanks for looking. Have fun. :o)
Thirds Challenge and some quickies before breakfast.!
I picked up Jaryd one day last week but he was feeling puny and didn't want to ride around he just wanted to go to poppa's house and watch Tom & Jerry! By the time we got close to home the sun was up so I took the scenic route to sneak in some shooting... but I felt guilty cause he didn't feel well so I ended up just shooting out the window of the truck. So, these were all shot quick and dirty!
Peek-a-boo with the sun!
Catchin' some rays He looked like he was waiting for the sun to get up.
Headshot Blow up of the above.
I'll have thirds This was our breakfast and it was really a quickie set-up cause I didn't want the pancakes to get cold. It suffers for it but does demonstrate the rule of thirds.
These aren't my best but you know what they say... If you can't shoot the ones you love then love the ones you shoot!
Best of 2008
This is my "best" of 2008 also one of my favorites. Must be my aunt's favorite too... she gave almost everyone in the family a framed copy for Christmas. You're probably sick of seeing it now but, hey, this wasn't my idea! Thanks, SG, for the idea! My search was pretty easy since I haven't done much since having half my lung removed in August. Actually, that's just an excuse, I've really just been too damn lazy and in a self-pitying funk to get off my butt and go shoot. But I'm getting out there a little now.
Let me know what you think. The lighting was perfect on the shed on Michael's property. I snapped this and literally the next minute the sun dipped behind the trees. I want input though because I've acutally done some post processing on it in Lightroom. After messing with the picture I found the original in color just didn't hold a lot of punch so I started playing. Not much, just a little sepia and contrast control.
So go crazy and critique this shot!
Hope everyone has a good day and thanks in advance for all comments.
Driving up the delta I saw this site. It looks like the giant new windmills are going to overtake the old red barn.
A Forgotten Gateway
It's kinda funny the things that seems to always attract people's attention. Appartently this door is one of them. The owner's not sure what interests everybody but she's starting to believe it's might be a portal to somewhere else. Perhaps it's just a plethora of visual pleasure.
Thanks for looking, all comments are appreciated!
Best Shot - #1
Thanks, Kerry, for taking charge and coming up with a new challenge. This works out good for me since I'm having trouble getting out and taking any new shots. This is one of my favorites.
Out driving around one afternoon looking for a covered bridge and this barn caught my attention.
Still here...Still not funny!
Well, after all the rain and flooding we had last week it's good to have a break.
Break in the rain
I had Jaryd yesterday and we went to meet Barb for lunch. We grabbed a pizza and was on the way to the park to eat when I spied this old abandoned church. It was boarded up and all the stained glass was removed. There must be a story behind it but I don't know it.
Last week I thought it would be funny to send a picture of me to all my kids to try and play on their sympathy before Father's day to try and maybe increase the gifts. Unfortunately, Barb came home early and caught me and now all of a sudden it's "not funny" anymore. So, I didn't do it but which one do you think would have worked best?
Barns, Bridges, and Bad Weathermen!
Bridgeton Covered Bridge
Bridgeton Bridge and Mill
Big Raccoon Creek
Yellow Barn and light
Washed out Liked the scraggly clump of trees but was never satisfied with the actual shot so I kept increasing exposure to lighten snow... still didn't care for it so I just went overboard with the exposure and got this watercolor look. Don't think I'd hang it on the wall but it's at least more interesting than the original.
p.s. Pablo, they got baptized on the backroads of Indiana and Jaryd gives his approval. Thanks.
The Big Red Barn
Comments, critiques, suggestions?