Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Skarf Mountain Whirled


PHOTOGRAPHER'S JOURNAL: With the snows of Sunday's photograph barely done whirling, this image looks back a half year to the same barns last May. Some might take pleasure in knowing that there's less time to the return of this world than backward to it. I say, why rush? I want to taste each season as it comes, and I haven't yet had my fill of winter's delights.

This was the shot I was looking to imitate when I headed into the blizzard. Of course when I got there I realized that changing conditions called for something quite different. The odd surprise was that, without the clouds to point the way, I couldn't even find the spot from which my wide lens had set this tree in motion.

4 comments:

Jane said...

This must be viewed LARGE. The house peeking out from behind the barns adds a moment of "then and now" : the old and abandoned barns, and the farmhouse which seems well painted. The contrast between the old boards and the hint of the new is interesting. Also, the white adds a level of depth that enhances the scene. Of course the clouds add the element of drama to the whole landscape. A very nice pairing.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful view.

Ted Roth said...

Jane, the house is, in fact, unoccupied and has been so for many years, but I appreciate your "alternate" view on this. Yes, to me the farm house is a needed conclusion to the line of barns, but I do kind of wish I'd taken a step or two to the left to make it a bit more prominent.

Rajesh, thanks for visiting and leaving a note. It's always good to know when an image has been welcomed and appreciated.

Trotter said...

A bit of sunshine is always needed!