Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Pighouse in Gray


Yesterday was a gray day without shadows. The fields of the hollow were restlessly somber, and the thaw was making mud. On such days I have little urge to shoot, and I expected no trouble hiking the full four-and-a-half mile loop that has become this winter's regimen. Since I wasn't expecting to shoot much I meandered, and the more I meandered, the more the gray of the woods and the barns and the houses became one and closed around me like a soft blanket. It made the anxious afternoon strangely comfortable as, with my longest lens, I began exploring the surface of the grayness. My naked eye saw only a hint of the red pighouse way on the other side of the hollow, but through my long lens it was swallowed in hollow.

Previous posts of The Pighouse:
Pighouse in Snow, 2007
Rolling Straight at Sunrise #3

4 comments:

Monique said...

I like it. It's all grey and misty and the shed stands out in bright red. Lovely shot.

photowannabe said...

Very moody and the dash of red just offsets the greys perfectly. this would make a beautiful wall hanging.
Thanks for stopping by my blog and your kind comments. Come again anytime.

'JoAnn's-Digital-Eyes' said...

Pighouse? hmmm...
That interesting... beside the fact that the 'house' is harly to see throught the weather, looks like fog? No sun anyway... alos a bit mysterious...

I showed some more COLOURED/painted lightballs on TOP of the Dunes on the ' The Hague- beach', for a special reason on my blog, you might like to see them too?

To answer your question: "The size is abou 1 meter to bigger and I have no idea of the area-size...

Have agood day/week:) Greetings

Ted Roth said...

MONIQUE - Thanks for the visit. Yes, for me it was the two splashes of red that drew me.

WANNABE - My former students would call the moodiness, "mellow." Guess that was how I felt. I'll definitely visit your blog again.

JOANN - I was hoping the globes would be that large. I enjoyed them, and I'll be back. Thanks for your comments here.