“Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.”
A couple of days ago I stood by a roadside watching, waiting, hoping and praying that magic would happen. At the same time I got a sense that winter was struggling for its last moments of the year. Today, it’s snowing outside and I sense that winter is laughing at me, snickering that there just might be a pulse…yet. No matter…as I see this opportunity as a blanket of fresh snow waiting for my return.
The subject of the blog image, the sunset, began when I was about 20 miles away from where I needed to be. As many photographers know, once you see the color of a sunset the end is usually just minutes away. In this case I was a little lucky as the sunset was like an aging wine…getting better with each passing minute, but I knew there still had to be an end and feared that I wouldn’t find the necessary foreground player.
It seems that the rural landscape continues to play a part in my work even considering that I’ve been away from the life style and work habits for over 6 years. Fence lines and silo’s continue to interest me and I realize with every passing year there are fewer of them. As I work behind the camera my mind reflects on what goes on inside the barn, the time it takes to set a fence, and that chores are almost done and suppers on the table. The rural timeline is ingrained in many a farm family as well as the strength of spirit required to operate in the field of agriculture.
This is a long exposure three shot HDR processed in Photomatix software. Final adjustment were made with the help of NIK Viveza and Color Efex software.
The last day for my exhibit at the Pearson Lakes Art Center is tomorrow, Saturday, March 1. I’ve received many kind comments and have enjoyed being able to discuss my work with many people. Thank you all for your support. In about one month I will again have work on display at A Piece Of Work in downtown Spirit Lake, Iowa and look forward to seeing old friends and making new ones.
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