Sunday, November 7, 2010

Out and About

 Negus's Bales
photograph © Bruce A. Morrison
(click on image for a larger view)

This time of year here in NW Iowa tends to transition from the appearance of a landscape having come to fruition, to one becoming increasingly barren and monochromatic.  But one thing I always find is it's the light that speaks through any landscape...and it's also the perspective or personal interest, if-you-will, that keeps things interesting or fresh in your self awareness and appreciation.

I recently ventured out into the "neighborhood" before sunrise, on a quest to fulfill a commission to photograph an agricultural landscape.  I passed by the image you see at the top of this blog and thought "Wow", I have to come back here on my way home!

Thankfully the light was still great, and the wind hadn't come roaring up as it seems to have this year each time sunrise comes around.  I stopped and took a few images until the sun climbed higher and the color changed slightly.

The mornings are getting crisp; it was around 20 degrees Fahrenheit and my attire wasn't quite up to snuff, so I was happy to climb back into the pickup where it was cozy.  Soon the frost and snow will become the landscape's veil!

I like this makes me happy; isn't that important??!!  I'm very tempted to try a painting of this scene sometime this winter when the frigid wind keeps me in the studio.

Times flies when you're having fun!


hare said...

I don't know why, I always feel warm when I red your sentence on your blog. I saw place of your studio on Google map. I thought that there are your nature.

c g haberman said...

As always,GREAT photography and GREAT verbiage.

Ann V. said...

Kinda reminds me of the hymn....There Will Be Peace In the Valley...but aren't many rural scenes descriptive of that hymn????

Prairie Painter said...

Makiko, thanks so much, very nice of you to say so. Google map is really neat isn't it!? I wish their satellite images gave higher resolution though - that would make visiting other places really fun!

Prairie Painter said...

Thank you Clark! Good hearing from you!

Prairie Painter said...

Yes it does Ann! And yes again :)