I live a little west of Dover, Delaware in an agricultural area. I like doing photos of an old barn that is on the way to my home, especially after seeing a photo of it done in the early 1900s. I’ve been interested in doing photos of old places in the weather, like the old delta church in the rain. It’s been snowing here off and on and pretty cold, at least for Delaware. When I saw the solid snow coming down today, I rushed out to do photos of this barn again. I can’t decide which I like better, the black and white, or the color version of the barn. The black and white might be more timeless, and the color gives the pop of red. I like to get red into photos whenever I can. What do you think? Let me know in the comments below.
While I was out, I wanted to see how the Amish farms in the area looked in the snow. The snow was fading, so I went for a shot of the lone tree, following my old rule of always shooting lone trees. This one has the fence too. That might be a metaphor for trapping nature, but I’ll let you decide. I liked the shapes better in black and white, with some grain added to look like film. With a lone subject in the snow, it shows how nature weathers all the seasons, without complaint. Some might say they wish I could learn the same thing, as I’m generally not a fan of snow. That’s not totally true. If I could stay inside and not have to worry about cleaning it up enough to get out of the driveway it’s certainly pretty.