Sunday, July 23, 2017

A Pleasant Evening Drive

With the prodigious rain of recent months finally abating for a few days recently, we have been trying to get out and about a bit.

One evening we drove along some rural roads. Photo ops weren't exactly plenteous, but we were enjoying the drive regardless (as opposed to irregardless 😄 ).

I spotted an interesting farm pathway off to my left, did a little reversing and pulled in. Up the incline there sat an barn. Now, since I was already trespassing, I chose not to go all of the way up to the barn but took this shot looking up the path towards it, which I quite like.

We didn't linger long, but on our way out, I took this shot of just the light on the field, which was to the right in the above photo. I don't love it, but the softness has some appeal.

A little farther up the road, I saw the sun lowering behind a barn, and I managed to catch it partly obscured by the roof. If you use a smaller aperture in a case like this, you may get rays, which I did to some extent in this photo.

I also took a vertical shot, but I don't like it as much.

A little later on a different, I saw the sun even lower beyond a fence.  Since there is a Happy Fence Friday meme on Flickr, I sometimes take fences just because. Taking photos directly into the sun will most often result in flares. Sometimes, I like flares although I don't think they work all the well in this image.

So, all in all, it was a pleasant rural drive, and I got two photos that I quite like, even though neither is exactly an award winner. 😊


Marie Smith said...

Country roads provide great photos! I love such outings!

Mara said...

Goodness me, work a bit and all of a sudden you're five posts behind! Not only that, I missed all those fantastic photos. But glad to see them all now. Like the one up the track and the one of the flowers and the garage (last post).

troutbirder said...

Ah the joys of country roads and spotting an abandoned looking driveway and heading up to explore...:)ew

Shammickite said...

Love exploring those country roads. You never know what you might come across.

Jim Flack said...

Loved your "country" shots. Being a country boy, I am all about lanes, barns, and fences.

Vicki Lane said...

Nice pictures -- especially that first one. It looks like a story waiting to begin.

Mage said...

But all of them are charming and bring a smile to our faces.

Jenn Jilks said...

I like flares! It's gonna be nice when the bugs settle down!