Once in a while I drive by a vision of this land I live in that begs to be captured.
This barn is literally 5 minutes from my doorstep, and I see it in its average barn sameness almost every day.
Yet 2 days ago, with the sun shining to the East and some ominous rain clouds headed from the West, it took on a completely different personality.
So rather than continuing my routine path home, it was a drive by, stop, turnaround, and go back to catch the perfect moment of time & light.
Since I was I kid with a Kodak Instamatic film camera I have loved taking photos. Those of us who grew up in the 80’s know the one, the little black box with the one click exposure and a rotating cube flash on top. I loved that camera. Took it everywhere I went, looking through the viewer to analyze potential compositions and evaluate the perfect image worthy of spending a single frame of precious film on. And then crossing fingers for days, or even weeks that the eventual processed print would magically represent the vision in all my imagined glory.
It rarely did. .
But I kept at it. Never stopped.
Later, in university, I took film photography classes as part of my art degree. I learned a lot, started taking better photos, but we still relied on the old and lengthy process of capture, hold your breath and wait, develop, splash papers in a dark room, and cross fingers that some light and chemical manipulation will get you closer to that final result you imagined the moment you clicked the shutter release. .
Yup, a lot has changed since then.
How I love digital photography!!!!!
Now I take a LOT of photos!!
So on occasion I manage a capture that warrants more honor than merely residing in an album.
This really does emulate the Alberta landscape during a spring storm. I got lucky and hit the perfect moment to record that feeling.
I think this one is destined to be 4 or 5 feet tall and hanging on my living room wall. .
And then the interior designer in me steps in thinking: BARN CONVERSION, hmmmm😏
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