November 30, 2009

reaching for the sky...

it's old and weathered and simple
and
yet so stunningly beautiful
that it takes my breath away
~~
it's just an outbuilding
on a rundown farm
that I have photographed before
but
sitting in the sun this past saturday afternoon
casting shadows
in the late november sun
it was alive with personality and strength
~~
maybe someday
years from now
someone will describe me this same way
and
if they do
I'll be completely happy with that
*
this was taken with my new lens
~that many of you asked me about the last time I was out playing~
it's a 10-20 wide angle
and
it's just so much fun
~~
I could have edited this photo
and
actually thought about that for more than a few minutes
but
then decided to leave it natural...sooc
because
well
sometimes simple
just feels right
*


30 comments:

  1. yes Beth I do agree. Simple is stunningly best for this one. Luuuv it. Most of it the warn out whites....sigh.

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  2. It is a beautiful photo Beth! Love the weathered lumber. By the way! I have an award for you. Stop by my blog and see the details.
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  3. simply is usually best. love your description of it too. so very much.

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  4. Beth, I thought you were describing me, "old, weathered and simple" .....skip the "stunningly beautiful" part.

    You are both an amazing photographer and writer. It's my pleasure to visit your blog.

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  5. this could have been in any of my shots today...I am attracted to them as well but rarely capture thee essence..you have today!!

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  6. GREAT CALL! It speaks volumes, as is.

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  7. Love the simplicity..the beaten-up weathered look and appeal. Wonderful!!!

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  8. the photo and your words are just wonderful! I love that you just left the photo as it is, just perfect in its natural state, like you!

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  9. Love your blog...photography...your thoughts etc. Found your blog through Vicky.

    Just visited Madison on Saturday...my old stomping ground!

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  10. As always, just wonderful. You're a beautiful soul Beth.

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  11. Beth it is wonderful. Take care.

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  12. Looks like that new lens will bless us all.

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  13. it is simply beautiful and i love what you have written today to go with it.

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  14. beautiful angle on this shot and natural light. i'm totally jealous of the new lens. of course in the very best way possible.

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  15. really is reaching for the sky, isn't it? love that. the softness to the left. the crispness to the right.

    the little awkward outbuilding gets center stage....(applause applause)...
    first up in a long line of storytellers...it reveals
    '...when I first arrived here my makers, with no real experience at all, set out to homestead...'

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  16. I just love old buildings... you did a great job capturing its beauty.

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  17. Love the relationship you and your new wide angle lens are sharing. Beautiful!

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  18. that is a beautiful photo! and you're right: no editing required! i love it. :)

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  19. I Love it, and no need for any editing. Congrats on your new lens! How exciting! Love your description of it too :)

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  20. I'm totally jealous Beth.

    A wide angle is next on my list of goodies.

    I've noticed there is no barrel distortion on this lens can you tell me more about what make and model it is?

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  21. I love the photo, Beth. As much as I like to see edited photos, and have played around with it a little, I tend to like the natural look even more. When the picture is that stunning, nothing can make it any better!

    And, by the way, I love the analogies you come up with. You're not only a great photographer but a gifted writer (and thinker) as well!

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  22. you take such fantastic pictures! have a great week!

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  23. Indeed it does. As much as I love the building and your apt description of it... my favorite part is the "late November sun."

    Thanks for the "sun" you infused in my day :)

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  24. Beautiful, beautiful.....

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  25. "it was alive"

    i am always amazed at how old, seen through new eyes, and open expanses have the ability to speak without saying anything.

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  26. Fantastic capture Beth!
    Yes, I agree, sometimes
    simple is better. :O)

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  27. A beautiful, rustic photo. Simple is always better in my book.; )
    xo

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  28. Found you through Ruth's "game", and what a delight it is. All of us get accustomed to visiting certain blogs, and it's wonderful to find a new one that's so fresh and appealing.

    The problem, of course, is time - one link leads to another worth-reading link, and even retirement wouldn't bring hours enough to enjoy them all. But I've enjoyed yours, and will be back.

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**I love reading the comments you leave, as they make me feel like we're sitting in my kitchen, having a cup of tea, discussing life and wondering where all the time has gone ...beth