Living in New England, there is almost always a farm to be explored and photographed somewhere nearby. And for me, finding a farm I haven’t photographed before means opportunities in all seasons when nothing else is inspiring me. I grabbed this shot on a cool spring afternoon, before the leaves started to bloom. Since there was little color in this scene, I decided to convert to B&W to highlight the textures in the fence and grass.
Sometimes it’s nice to take a little break from my usual menu of lighthouses or seascapes or abandoned mills, and shoot something more simple. This is nothing more than a little red house on Monhegan Island in Maine, but there was just something so quaint and inviting about it, that I had to take it’s picture.
Good morning, and I hope everyone had a nice weekend. I thought for today I would try something I’m calling “find the one thing that annoys me about this image.” This is another shot from my trip to a local farm last weekend. I was really pleased with this image once I had processed it, but then one little thing started to bug me a bit. Can you figure out what it is?
P.S. If I get 50 different answers, I’m going to be a little concerned about my future as a photographer. 🙂
So after complaining last week about my lack of fall shooting opportunities, I was finally able to get out this past weekend to try and grab some autumn goodness. Without much time to go too far, I went back to a local farm that I had discovered during the summer. The leaves have been inconsistent this year, and I was unsure of what I might find. Thankfully many of the trees have turned yellow and orange here, and I was also pleased to find that the old fences had been replaced by these new white ones. I really like the contrast of the fencing against the bold colors in the trees and grass. As there are still some trees that have yet to turn there, I hope to get back again next weekend to capture some more of this beautiful property.
This is Pemaquid Light, a lighthouse in Maine famously known for the rocky cliffs that surround it. While I took many shots with the rocks as part of the composition, I also took some shots like this which took a much simpler approach. It was an incredible fall day with deep blue skies, and I thought the bright white of the fence and lighthouse would contrast nicely with the sky.
Have a great weekend!
Camera settings: ISO 200, f/13, 44mm, 1/500 second