Oh yeah, Wayne! That's what I'm talking about! An old farmstead with a falling down old barn in the summertime? Nothing better in my mind! It's kind of sad though--one of these days whoever owns that barn will probably knock it down & haul off all that great old wood to the landfill or just put a torch to it. It's far beyond any kind of repair but that wood could live again as something else.
Yup! I agree with that, Wayne. I'm planning a 2 week back roads trip for around mid-March and go down some roads in Wyoming, Nebraska and South Dakota I know of but haven't been on since I was in my 20s. Hopefully some of those old farmsteads and ranches are still there--but I wouldn't be surprised if they weren't.
4-5 feet, wow! We got way too much of your cold air but thank goodness not the snow. We had a foot last month in one storm but a couple of warm days and rain finished it off. The cold air, after being here for weeks, is finally moving on to the east with some spring-like weather predicted for next week. This is a wonderful image, just like a lot of old folks, down in the back.
lol... in my opinion, you are welcome to it. There is no talk of provincial flooding, but there is more snow in this area than I have seen in the last 14 years, and we had overland flooding that time. We have re-landscaped which I hope fixed the problem, but it has not been tested.
I really love the shot, but one thing I notice is there is a lot of noise in the image. In Photoshop, you're able to remove noise straight from it, which is super helpful. But when I remove noise from my pictures, I normally do it through Camera Raw, but it's just a preference. Great shot nonetheless!
thanks for your comment Drew, you could try adjusting your monitor. A properly balanced and corrected and high end monitor is essential for viewing fine detail. (FYI.. this is only a small portion of the actual image, the full tiff version processed from the raw file that is 704 megs in size, processed in CS5)
I know that people arn't able to handle that kind of weather because they just don't get it. (it make no sense to have the necessary equipment and then only need it once in 30 years). I hope it warms up for them soon and that there is minimal damage from the ice.