“Spring won’t let me stay in this house any longer! I must get out and breathe the air deeply again.”
Spring has found its way to Northwest Iowa and with it the joys of being out among the living again. The cows are calving, the wild flowers blooming and birds are building nests for the next brood. The sky seems a little bluer and the air pungent with the odor of a warming soil. Every road has new photographic adventure around the corner, as is the case with the blog image…a wrong turn developed into the right turn.
Calving time, back roads and country farms are what this shot is all about. The few clouds in the sky allow for some crossing shadows to give added depth the the scene and “character” to the skyline. Shot with my Canon 5D Mark II and multiple images processed as an HDR in Photomatix. Further editing was done in NIK Viveza using their fabulous Upoint technology and that was about it. The selective editing that Upoint allows one to do is one of the high points of NIK products (I’m not making any money saying this). The fact that Google has taken over NIK…not so fabulous IMO (I might not make any friends saying that).
My 2014 round of classes in beginning photography started last night at the Pearson Lakes Art Center and in a couple of weeks I will re-install my work in A Piece Of Work (APOW) in downtown Spirit Lake. It will be nice to have work back in the gallery in time for the May First Friday. I have classes scheduled for Saturday's in May at APOW as well.
Enjoy your Friday and the possibilities the weekend has to offer. Breathe that fresh air!
Sic “Em Bears. Go Baylor!
For more views of my work visit;
Arts On Grand, Spencer, Iowa http://www.artsongrand.org/
Lanesboro Art Center, Lanesboro, Minnesota www.lanesboroarts.org