Wausau is to buzz up cty G, which changes to cty O on it's way north to Hwy 29. Each time I drive that early in the morning I see two old farmhouses with worn blue shingle roofs. And each time I see them I think-I should make a picture of them. Finally, I decided this was the day-hopped in the truck and drove. I may have been a bit late-the early morning sun had already started climbing and those rich warm colors are fading quickly. I stopped in the middle of the highway a mile from blue house #1 to watch a mature bald eagle lift up and get harassed by a flock of blackbirds. He flew away too quickly for an image. (I did spot "him" again a few miles to the west on another road, this only it was the crows turn to bug him). When I pulled over to shoot this house, it just didn't have that...."look" I had imagined. Maybe it would be better in winter, without the green? I walked around and I guess I still don't have my fill of the wide angle lens yet. After downloading it, the color did nothing for me and perhaps I was disappointed. What to do? Delete? Try black and white? So the point of the picture was the blue roof and I, of course now get rid of all color. I knocked down the highlights and ended up with a halo around the roof-maybe that was okay and kinda of fitting. Better luck next time.
Standing on the Shoulders of Giants
3 hours ago