“Nothing right can be accomplished in art without great enthusiasm.” Robert Schumann
It was biting cold a few days ago when I decided I had to get out of the house to at least try to be creative. I had been spending my time editing, re-editing, changing, combing through files and challenging my Muse until I couldn’t stare at the computer any longer. Fresh snow was on the ground that created a new clean palette for exploring so it was time to put on the layers of warm clothes, clumsy winter boots (I long for my light tennies) “ravishing” winter hat and travel some country roads.
As the sun was getting low I came upon this abandoned farmstead with rippling backlit drifts that was just what the doctor ordered. Brilliant white edges outlined the forms of winters waves coming into “shore” and a black and white was in my head. When contemplating a black and white result I still go for a color capture as I may change my mind in the editing process and then it’s too late to wish I had color. Besides, there are many black and white editing software options that give stunning results.
This is an HDR image made up of 3 captures done with Photomatix and I was happy with the results. The next day I decided to go back for another look just in case I might have missed a different angle only to find snowmobile track had obliterated the drifts. This was another lesson to me about listening to instinct and traveling the same haunts.
Thanks to all for visiting…love to my special valentine for her tremendous support and spring is just around the corner!
Sic “Em Bears.
For more views of my work visit;
Arts On Grand, Spencer, Iowa http://www.artsongrand.org/
Lanesboro Art Center, Lanesboro, Minnesota www.lanesboroarts.org