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.
Hi everyone. It has been a busy last few months since I returned from Iceland. I have had quite a bit going on at work and there was the more important matter of my daughters wedding in October. So I will cut myself some slack for being away from the blog, shooting and posting new images, and just dealing generally with photography.
Hi everyone. This past week has been somewhat quiet, thankfully, and afforded me time to catch up on image processing and begin to think about some overall changes to my website. I also was able to get out for a little bit of photography at a family dinner event. This stunning red barn has been high on my list to photograph but I have just not been there at the right time when all of the conditions you might want - think clouds and light - have come together. As we pulled into the farm I knew it was going to be great, though I had barely a half an hour until sunset, which meant I had maybe 45 to 50 minutes of shooting time. While my wife went on in to the dinner I was running through a pasture of emerald green grass to get to the barn.
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.