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Monday, May 23, 2011

A View From Western Maryland

 
      The Rain Tree

 You can click on the image for a larger view.

You know my saying that, “if you are not looking you will never see”. Well, at a recent youth baseball game that I was at it was damp and chilly. If you sat for any length of time, and you were not dressed properly, you could just feel it to the bone.

So, to keep myself warm between innings, I would get up and look around to see what might make a good subject for my camera. When I saw this scene I immediately thought of a finished image and I got the shot that I wanted.

After working on the file in my digital darkroom for a short period of time, this is the image with which I'd envisioned. It's great when everything falls in place.

I call this The Rain Tree because it had been drizzling and the tree just looked like it was weeping along with the weather. Yeah, I think we were both chilly and damp…