This is one that I would’ve loved to have been able to stop and pull over to photograph – rust and decay! Interesting thing I’ve noticed about many farms is that while it may still be a working farm, often there will be one (or more) buildings that look like they have seen better days and are just there but looks can be deceiving. I noticed in this image that there appears to be some kind of equipment with very large wheels in it; not sure if either the building or the vehicle is being used especially since there’s a large beam partially leaning on top of the wheel of the vehicle.
What you can see in this image is just a bit of how large some of the farms are along this stretch of highway. A few even covered both sides of the highway. What you cannot see (and I tried my best to enhance the colors) is that in the fallow field there were all of these great colors from the grass, dirt, weeds, dandelions and some little purple flowers which blanketed the area. If I had been able to stop and focus better I might have captured the full range of colors.
This leads us to the disadvantages of shooting like this, you can miss out on some details. Forget about trying to zoom in or out, there isn’t enough time when you are moving this quickly. Your shutter speed must be fast in order to get a sharp image and even with all of those taken into consideration all it takes is one bump or rough patch of road and well, you get the point. Most important tip – don’t try to do this and cause any accidents for yourself, your driver or those driving around you. Obey all traffic laws which is exactly what we did.
Sunny with temperatures near 80 meant – ROAD TRIP! So off we went south on I-71 from central Ohio to where ever we ended up which happened to be at an outlet mall but we won’t get into that. All photos in this drive by series were taken from the car window as we drove along – we meaning DH drove and I shot from the open window. Next time we go on a road trip we will take some of the side roads and explore more of the farmland we saw from a distance as we were doing 70 on 71.
It’s not safe for me anymore! DH has bought himself a new fancy schmancy mirror-less camera and I can’t turn my back on him. Well I can but then I yell at him for taking “that” rear view shot! He has been reading the manual, experimenting with all of its settings and learning what his new camera can do. I went nuts when I discovered that my version of Lightroom couldn’t read his cameras raw files; older program newer camera syndrome. Eventually I discovered Adobe’s DNG converter so now his photos can have the full editing treatment without having to get a new program.
We went out wandering the back roads this day hunting for old barns. Found this one great one, pulled over on the side of the road and out and bounding through the plowed field I went. Of course I forgot that he had his new baby with him so……yeah! This one was taken as I was trying to climb back into the Jeep which was doing quite the lean on the side of the road there hence the less than smiley face on me. I was concerned that it would flip over or we’d get stuck. His reply was “Don’t worry! This is Rubicon certified!” Like that means anything to me but he was right. Shifted gears and we took off to find other barns.
Goodale Park in Columbus is a great city park with so much personality. Let there be a nice day and you will find it populated with so many people from babies -and fur babies – to seniors all just enjoying life and this spring day with everything blooming was ideal.
Some more tips for street photography: When you want to just capture a scene as it is naturally occurring without being noticed (sometimes that is) you can shoot the subjects from a distance, as they walk past you, or hold your camera as if you aren’t taking any photos and shoot from the hip so to speak.