Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Into the Country

On Sunday, my brother and his wife accompanied me on a country photoshoot.  We traversed the backroads in search of Fuji foto ops.  I vowed a couple years ago that I would seek the beauty to be found in rural northwest Ohio and the search continues.  Come along with me.  Let me show you my corner of the world...
"Can you imagine an America without a barn on the landscape? Is that the America we want?"
~ Rod Scott
From B & J's back yard I could see this old, tumbling down barn, so I zoomed in and snapped a shot.

This old barn sits within a small country park called...Opdycke Park.

We journeyed down lettered and numbered side roads. Don't you agree...

"Horses make a landscape look beautiful."
~ Alice Walker

An old country school sits on the corner across from Opdycke park...

"School days, school days, dear old golden rule days
Readin' and writin' and 'rithmetic, taught to the tune of a hickory stick." 
~ Lyrics to School Days by Will D. Cobb, 1907 

What's a trip to the country without stopping at a farmhouse?

My nephew's daughter looks absolutely angelic holding one of the three kids born three weeks ago.

A race to the top...
"O for a horse with wings"
~ William Shakespeare

"I roamed the countryside searching for answers to things I did not understand."
~ Leonardo Da Vinci 

In case you're wondering...Yes I tweaked every photo and some I added a texture or two.  I'm still experimenting, playing with, and vastly intrigued by the effects created by textures.

Happy Spring!


  1. These photographs are more like paintings -- not just the texture of them, but the compositions, too.

    I often think that about horses, actually. There are so many of them on my daily route, and I am always wanting to take their pictures.

  2. I agree with Bee...a photograph in your hands is a work of art.

  3. Bee...Thank you for the kind comments. When I first saw the horses they were standing next to the fence, very close to the road. Just as I was about to walk over to the fence and take a close-up, their owners drove in the drive and away the horses ran. I'm not the best photographer of things that scurry away...animals and children.

    MJ...I'm working on developing my photography focus and I'm encouraged by your words. Thanks so much.


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