"Great things are done by a series of small things brought together." Vincent Van Gogh
The saying in Iowa is that if you wait long enough the weather will change, and finally we've started to see the white stuff for which I've waited. A week or so ago as a celebration of our first official, piling up, just like Christmas wishes, snow I took off for new experiences in the white stuff. First exercise was to re-familiar myself with slippery roads, but that didn't take long and I didn't finish in the ditch. What I did do, however, is find my way to a small spot on a gravel road that showed a flash of red as I drove by. In farm country red is often a Farmall tractor and I immediately turned around.
The blog image is the result of changing direction, which is so often necessary when pursuing artistic inclinations. I spent some time looking around for the right angle and then a simple exposure at +2 and a shallow f/5.6 with my Canon 5D Mark II completed the task. Some tweaks with NIK's Viveza was all that was needed to finish "Ol' Red". It's not often that one will see an old gem like this out in the open during the winter. The one I owned when I farmed was shedded all year long to protect the new coat of paint that a friend did for me.
It seems more like the holidays with a fresh cover of snow and so with that I wish all of you a very prosperous and happy new year and a big thanks for taking the time to stop by this site.
The Holiday Bowl tonight...GO BAYLOR BEARS!
For more views of my work visit;
Lanesboro Art Center, Lanesboro, Minnesota www.lanesboroarts.org