Essays taken from a weekly newspaper column published in the Washington County News, Washington, Kansas. Look for my book, "Dispatches From Kansas," available from Amazon.com, or from the author.
Of course the first thing that crossed my mind was "The Incredible Lightness of Being".Then, I looked at the photo. Love the texture, but what I'm especially fond of is the watertower in the far distance. It seems to place the farm in a larger context without intruding. Very, very nice.
The first thing I thought was - nice level horizon! The second thing was, this is a scene played out a thousand, thousand times in the midwest and it's never, ever boring to me.Your post processing skills continue to amaze me. I love the textures because sometimes these types of skies can be overpowering and have a weight as you have suggested.The American midwest is certainly not for anyone with agoraphobia (fear of wide open spaces) or ancraophobia (fear of the wind).
Linda, Suzanne, thanks for the nice comments. I'm starting to get a feel for what sort of images work best with textures and what images don't. I came across this farm while coming back from a news story and realized that it's in my own county, almost forgotten. It was like a light bulb lit up over my stupid head--I need to focus on my own backyard, too. The money sucks--actually, there is no money--but my vision is right here, and right now. Thanks so much for the encouragement.
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