This morning was beautiful. As I looked out the window, I could see the crescent moon shining as the dawn was breaking with a beautiful blend of colors. There was a layer of ground fog which added a soft filter to everything low. I like the colors behind the silhouette of the willow trees with their lacey branches. A beautiful sight indeed as we left the house on way to church. Thank you Lord for the beauty of your creation.
Praise him, sun and moon,
praise him, all you shining stars!
Praise him, you highest heavens,
and you waters above the heavens!
Let them praise the name of the Lord!
For he commanded and they were created. Psalm 148:3-5 ESV
The moon was amazing tonight and the sky was very clear. I took the camera out in the field and set up the tripod to try and “shoot the moon”. As bright as the moon was, I still needed a very long exposure and had to bump up the iso to 1600 so there was more noise than I wanted. The first picture has processed with surreal settings in Photoshop. For the second shot, I moved out to get more of the willow tree, going for a silhouette of the gnarly, twisty, branches of the willow.
I love rural America. I especially like to see old barns, barns made of wood, of all shapes and sizes. The wood barns have much more character than the new pole barns. I know these old barns will become a rare sight with each passing year. Our farmlands are giving way to new homes and subdivisions, rural America is becoming citified. This barn is on the edge of Frankenmuth, just before you get into town. I love the red against the sky and the white snow. The word bucolic, describes a rural, country setting. I like bucolic. It has a nice comforting sound to it.