This photo shows the
grain elevators typically found at rail sidings in the
Canadian plains. This one is Gull Lake, Saskatechewan. I
recently heard that these are disappearing as
transportation and storage systems change. If so, that's
a shame. Saskatchewan is one of those wonderful, empty
places but enough is enough. These elevators, with
striking proportions, are welcome sights on the long trip
to the mountains.
This is an old pond
(central Illinois) which is more of a swamp - silted in
and overgrown. However, in winter, frozen over and
covered with snow, it looks completely different. The
late afternoon sun lined up the shadows and picked up
highlights in the crystallized snow (which may not show
up in the on screen version). Cold and quiet.
This is Lake Superior,
but for the life of me, I can't be sure if it is
Wisconsin or Michigan. I think Michigan. The digital
image appears a bit posterized, but the original is much
smoother. I printed this one for the sky and the water
and beach just fell into the proper density to compliment
the sunset sky. This is a good example of how you can
feel the color without seeing it.
An old barn door in
central Illinois. Why the small patched section is there
is a mystery. This is a essentially a learning excercise.
The sidelight, texture, and tones of the weathered wood
make a picture in itself. The vertical format adds a
dynamic element to an otherwise static object. Finally,
the classic rule of thirds is used to place the
horizontal/vertical patch. The high location adds more
tension and dynamics. In summary, I think it's a eye
catching rendition of a simple subject.