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Sunday, August 6, 2017

"Fog is My Friend"


When vacationing this year, we had a couple days where the fog rolled in off the ocean.  Many people may get bummed out then the fog rolls in because it messes up their plans. 

I took a different approach from a photography perspective and started using the phrase “Fog is my Friend”.  I wouldn’t let the fog stop me and tried to use it to my advantage.

Fog gives you a different kind of depth of field making things disappear by distance or height.  Fog can also make colors pop.

I decided to make a “Fog is My Friend” theme post with some of the fog pictures I have taken. 

This will be a work in progress.  

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I won't comment on all of these but this first one was interesting.  I saw the fog roll in over the ocean water.  The water looked like clouds and half the houses disappeared.  Looks like the guy fishing is in the clouds.  I like the horizontal layers.
 We were on the beach and in a matter of minutes the fog rolled in.  I'm glad I wasn't on a boat!! 



















 

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Red, White, and Barns of New England



I enjoy taking pictures and am always on the lookout for a nice barn when we drive or hike. As a child my family would visit my Grandparents farm in Iowa. 


I have such fond memories of my grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family, neighbors, etc. on the farm.   They include driving tractors, bailing hay, feeding the cows, delivering a calf, driving pickup trucks, turning on the windmill, sleeping in the barn, fishing in the creek, and lots of critters. I think barn pictures may bring back those childhood memories.

I enjoy photos of old and new barns. Not that red is the preferred color of a barn but “Isn't red the preferred color of a barn”? There are many other barn colors including white, yellow, and non-painted barns.

What about photographing other farm buildings that aren't barns? Would they count if they were red? I took a picture of a restored ice house next to a pond (a barn wanna be). It was a pretty shot and I couldn't resist.

I guess I'll be open to all barns or interesting farm buildings. I should really plan a road trip through New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine to revisit some of the barns I remember seeing but didn't take a picture of.  Sunrise, sunset, morning fog, rain.  I take them as they are.

Kevin thinks I should add farm equipment (only old and/or red equipment). What about farm animals?  There could be 2 more blog posts there.

This is always work in progress for me ...



































































Below are a couple barn pictures I took outside of New England.





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