Saturday, February 27, 2010

Road Trip Photography

Cold Farm

How much do you like your job? Imagine getting up early every morning, seven days a week, and going to this office? I bet your job doesn't sound so bad now.

My dad was born and raised on a farm as was my grandfather and great-grandfather. That farm was in Lost City in Hardy Co. of WV. I've seen photos from back then and believe me I don't think the work was easy. My wife's dad, grandparents and great- grandparents also were born and raised on a farm just north of Barton MD. So we know, from stories past down, what farm life was like and it takes a special kind of person to live and work on a farm. They are to be admired and cherished as that sort of a life, family farm life, is quietly and slowly fading away.

This photo, taken just north of Moorefield, WV, was taken with a 5MP P&S camera out the front windshield while going about 50mph. ISO setting was 100 and taken at 1/500 sec @ f/6.3. In Photoshop Elements I did a slight crop, adjusted levels just a touch and then re-sized for web viewing. That was it.

This is the first, for 2010, of what I hope will be many Road Trip Photographs, and I hope to share many of them with you. Most of these are taken as I journey to and from various places on networking service calls. I enjoy this style of photography very much and it does show what I see while traveling around in my world.

Yeah, this is from my West Virginia world and you are welcome to it.


  1. Very nice Glenn, impressive construction, very strong atmosphere in this image and very interesting text.