Tag: farm

Something got wet

As dry as it has been, at least the corn got some rain yesterday and today. Unfortunately the rain came in the form of heavy storms which causes problems more than it helps any drought situations. As an example, I was driving through the hills of West Virginia yesterday and had to turn around multiple times due to flash flooding. A tough…

Feel like cropping

For some reason I usually don’t crop a photo different from its native format. On rare occasions, I may do a square crop but I seldom do a “freeform” crop, even though it may be the best thing for the composition of the photo. But after I processed this image and saw all of the wasted space above the bales I…

365-349 Rural portraits

Unlike the portraits I took a while ago for 365-129, I didn’t have a nice sunny spring day to work with. It was dark and rainy today so I couldn’t fudge too much on exposure. I just set the ISo at 800 and left the lens at f/5.6 and drove through the same area as those previous shots hoping to…

365-300 The colors of the season

Another rainy day filled with travel. Although I was on the highway, I managed to grab todays 365 photo during a stop for gas somewhere in West Virginia.  I saw the scene right before I exited and was glad to find an easy vantage point. I picked this photo because it’s rare that I do a straight landscape photo. I don’t…

365-289 Passing by

I must have passed by this barn a zillion times in my travels. It sits along a four-lane road in the middle of commercial and residential developments. I assume eventually it will disappear so I thought I should get a photo before it’s too late. The lighting seemed nice today and I was able to easily get a photo. I…

365-147 Scary scarecrows

Well since few people seemed interested in my cat pictures 😉 yesterday , I’ll try something a little more funky today. In the midst of an affluent suburban area and across the street from a major shopping mall is a farm. I’ve taken a few pictures there before over the winter.  The scarecrows were a bride and groom but driving by today I…

365-129 Study in black and white

Well, the cows are black and white! Took a quick drive through the rural parts of town. The late afternoon sunlight was beautiful and enhanced just about everything. I got a few pictures of the cows before the sun hid behind the hills. Both shots are simple portraits so I don’t have much to add technically. Pentax K20D, DA55-300. Rural…

365-113 Green acres

Just a simple pastoral scene today. The sheep kept running away from me no matter where I went. I was on the side of a fairly busy rural road and the cars fly by fast, so I had hesitations on shooting and worked quick. Not the photo I had in my head when I was shooting but it’s OK, I…

365-13

A rural looking winter scene today. It’s actually beside a fairly well traveled road. There’s no where to pull over so I had to stop, shoot, and go. I originally was thinking this as a black and white with texture but I liked the colors better. I used some slightly modified Shadowhouse Creations textures. Pentax K20D, DA17-70 The Rising