Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Ethereal Back Road Beauty...

Sometimes, the shot straight out of the camera is the best...not very often, but sometimes.

Sometimes, those trees in the ditches work perfectly as your frame for a shot that you cannot wait to get home to look and see how it turned out; if it's going to be as beautiful as it looked...

Just an unplanned, stray tree, born of a bounced and buried acorn, that is one of the most beautiful sculptures ever, when it's naked, cold, and frosty with the sun willing to be the back lighting to accent its finest features.

Today's morning was a magical, ethereal place, one that when I saw it, I knew I had to grab my camera and go out and drive some of the back roads around here and shoot...

What's the magic? Well, the fog hung low, crystals had formed on all of creation, making everything beautiful, even the ugly ordinary weeds.

The sun was big, climbing the morning sky, and with all its powerful might, it was working very hard to get through that fog...but oh, the few minutes I was able to capture the filtered morning light was precious and I wished it would go on and on.

I took no more than ten minutes and this is what I got for you...I hope you like it, a special gift from mother nature to you, captured in a tiny little way, by me....your bumbling roadside shooter.




I know you'll appreciate the soft yolk of the sun here, reflecting off the railroad tracks.









And an old barn...just because I love them so much and I know that you do, too.

So do you have a favorite?

12 comments:

Molly @ Star Cottage said...

I love the railroad tracks dissapearing in the distance ;)

Bloggin bout my Boys said...

Wow I guess you did have the fog I saw on the news this morning and turned it into a masterpiece of photography!! GREAT photos!!

Donna said...

Beautiful! The railroad tracks pic is a doozy!

Andy said...

the barn is my favorite too - although they are all beautiful!

judy said...

My mother(83) says to mark on your calender when there is fog.30,60 and 90 days after a fog. There will be moisture of some sort.
We had a lot of fog this winter.Hope we don't get the moisture now in March that she has predicted.Farmers almanac says 30 inches of snow for March.Your pictures are great.love the tracks.
judy j

Sandra said...

Fabulous photos, all but I think I like numbers one and three best and, no, can't choose between the two. Both are simply fabulous!

aimee said...

I love fog too--it makes the countryside & mountains magical!
I think my pick would be the railroad tracks and the barn photos-ya know I LOVE old barns:)
Nice post on hymns and thanks for the post last year on dying eggs; it was just what I needed for tomorrow!
Blessings always,
Aimee

Jackie said...

Breathtakingly Beautiful! I love the first photo the most.

Thank you.

Jackie

Daisy Cottage said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!

Cannot choose one - absolutely beautiful.


Bravo!!!

And thank you for sharing.


Love,
Kim

Vicki's Bit-o-earth said...

Around here, we call that kind of fog "San Francisco Fog." It hugs the ground, but is thin enough to let the sun peek through. Wonderful images! xxxVicki

Julie Harward said...

WOW...you really got some great shots on this morning...love mornings like that! I will now it's spring when you change your header and when I see that first robin! Come say hi :D

mary your sis said...

Beautiful and mysterious... if I was riding on that train, where would I end my journey? Are there beautiful horses in the beautiful barns? These photo's inspire daydreams....