I visited an old friend today. The Red Barn, as I have come to name this place, is a location that I have photographed on many occasions and in all kinds of light. The morning light in the Spring and early part of the Summer is the most dramatic as the rising sun illuminates the south-east face of the barn, arguably and fortuitously, one of the more interesting sides to photograph. At this time of the year the owners allow the fields around the barn to go to seed and the clover and grasses grown to around waist height. The resulting textures create a very strong foreground element and I love how the barn seems to nestle into its footers as the grasses embrace it.
This is another in my continuing series of personal explorations in the subtle landscapes of my hometown. There are times when I tend to lose my way relative to my photographic work. It is somewhat inevitable as I tend to look at a lot of images, and in doing so, succumb to the flotsam and jetsam of viewing so many photographs. Just how many beautiful sunsets over misty mountains can one take. It is my fault of course because I only have myself to blame. No one is making me look at all these images and all I have to do is stop, put down the phone, and shut down my use of Instagram.
Hi everyone. I have been working on a series of architectural shots featuring abandoned buildings, barns, and other structures. I wrote a small blog post about this which you can see here. Many of these old buildings are located in and around the area I live and have provided hours of photographic enjoyment. The 340 Barn is located along Highway 340, hence my title, at the apex of a fairly tight curve.
Hi everyone. I am pleased to present my Top 18 images from this years photographic travels and explorations. This year I stayed a little closer to home and spent more time in some of my favorite places as well as exploring several new locations. I have not loaded these images in any specific order and I also did not limit them to a Top 12. Out of the hundreds of image I made these photographs essentially represent my favorites because of what they ultimately mean to me.
Starting a Photographic Project is a way to invest in a personal exploration of a subject. As a landscape photographer I travel quite extensively to some far flung places around the United States. Chasing light and capturing the grandeur of the American landscape might, by some, be considered a project but in my way of thinking it is not really the same thing.
There are no lack of barns where I live. After all the landscape around Shepherdstown is very much rural and agrarian. Farmers rotate the fields between crops of corn, soybeans, and hay. In-between these fields, windbreaks of native trees offer cover for a variety of wildlife, and swaths of wildflowers undulate over the rolling terrain.