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Art on the Fly:Photography While Driving

The list of things that you shouldn’t do while driving keeps growing with more technology advances and desire for multi-tasking. People want to feel that their every moment is being used well.

Ever since I got my new camera in January I carry it with me wherever I go. I find myself trying to looking through the view finder while driving to get a shot of something while I am driving. Definitely not a good idea. I haven’t had an accident yet but the potential for one is possible.

On our trip to Florida I got this shot while my husband was driving.

It’s amazing what you see along the road when traveling. Whoever made this chicken has a lot more imagination than me for sure.

One of my greatest temptations while driving is a shot of a sunset or sunrise. I confess I took this shot while driving in Illinois near Rockford.

One of my favorite things to photograph are bridges. They are rarely in a good place to stop especially on a freeway. I’ve seen this bridge from my car window in Tennessee and tried taking pictures while driving with limited success. Some day I will have unlimited time to wander and photograph bridges.

You can tell that this is from the inside of my car from the window tinting near the top of the photo.

I’m not sure what this is growing along the roadside in Tennessee but the beautiful yellowish-green color caught my eye.

This last photo is of an old barn near St. Joseph, Minnesota. It is only about 30 miles from home. I’ve seen it often and want to take some pictures but not from my car. The only problem is I can’t figure out what road it is on in the country to get to it. I think I will have to find someone with a GPS in the their car so I can drive to it. This shot is out of focus but I still love the old barn.

I played with the framing of the picture in Photoshop to try to make it look a little more interesting even though it is out of focus.

Have a great weekend everyone and Happy Mother’s Day.

Every woman can have a positive impact on the life of a child whether you gave birth to him or her or choose to be a part of their life in an encouraging way. Our local librarian is a fine example of nurturing children in a positive way though she has none of her own.

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Barn Cupolas

Yesterday while traveling I took this picture of a barn on the way home.

I wasn’t very excited about how it turned out because it was snowing and the lighting was poor and the I would have liked a better angle for the shot.

When I got home from work last evening I cropped the photo to only include the barn cupola.

I love cupolas and have started to look for more to photograph in our area. I love the round part of this cupola and the oxidation that has occurred over time.

After cropping the photo I played with it in Photoshop Elements 9 a little bit and ended up with something that looks a little bit like a Clip Art photo.

I am hoping that when I attend my Photoshop class on Tuesday that the instructor can help me with the lighting in the original picture. This week’s class was canceled due to the spring snowstorm. In the meantime I plan on trying to get a better composition shot of the barn.

 
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Posted by on March 24, 2011 in Architecture, Old Barns, Photography

 

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