Around a couple of bends in the road and right back to a place that I often visit for another chance to challenge my skills. To anyone else it's just a small pasture with an old farm implement along a fence line, but to me its another opportunity to stretch my perception of a subject...to see it from a different point. On this day the first snow had fallen and left just a slight residue, enough to add some interest to the pasture floor and also enough to cause a fog for separation of the background.
After having done a few routine captures of the trees and machinery I was walking out through the gated area feeling a little empty and looked back. The interesting gate structure became the challenge...making it part of the scene, yet not overtaking the implement and tree in the distance. A panorama was the only option that put the two important items in the same image and the blog image is the result.
Taken as a color capture I made the change to black and white with the use of Nik Silver Efex Pro 2. I felt that a b/w would be a stronger representation of the elements and I find that many times foggy scenes lend themselves well to the b/w process.
There is a farmstead just behind where I'm standing and I sometimes wonder if the residents look out their window and wonder if I'm some dementia driven farmer lost in another world.
In a way...I am.
Merry Christmas to all...have safe travels...remember those that are not with us.
Go Baylor...SIC 'EM BEARS
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Lanesboro Art Center, Lanesboro, Minnesota www.lanesboroarts.org