Thursday, February 26, 2009

Hillside and fences/ Sky Watch

Lines: fences, trees and even the clouds

Are you beginning to see a trend in my photos lately? I seem to be fixated on fences. And truly they do fascinate me, especially this time of year when they show up so well in the snow. They create lovely lines, as do the the trees at the edges of fields.

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68 comments:

Small City Scenes said...

Farm fences in the snow---fascinating. We got snow overnight but it probably will be gone by tomorrow. Nothing like you show. beautiful shot. MB

Grace and Bradley said...

Amazing photo, very nice composition

Pat and Abe said...

Fences...

I remember fences and old fences in farmer fields that had grown twenty or more feet wide on each side. Making a sanctuary and habitat for wildlife, wild trees and berry bushes. It was filled with groundhogs, coyotes and foxes and rabbits, and pheasants. A wealth of wildlife.

Then, farmers stopped milking cows and planting tobacco and tomatoes and turned to corn, wheat and sybeans and they could only increase their income if they increased the dirt they plowed to plant in.

You guessed it...the fences and fence rows disappeared and all of the wildlife has had to find new homes are died in the process.

Abraham Lincoln said, "Hello," all the way from Brookville, Ohio in the U.S.A. And his wife of 53 years said hello too.

Pat and Abe Lincoln
Brookville, Ohio

Shammickite said...

Oh, give me land, lots of land, under starry skies above,
Don't fence me in.
Let me ride thru the wide-open country that I love
Don't fence me in.

margie said...

good heavens it looks cold where you live. oh yeah, i live there too. but today, today is special. there are puddles and puddles mean warmth. yippee. you fences are gorgeous.

Judy said...

wonderful photo!! i like the contrast between the straight fences and the softer shapes of nature!! and it is so serendipitous that the clouds are also in lines!!

Dianne said...

I'm the same way with lines and angles

your snow scenes are all stunning!!

cieldequimper said...

Fantastique photo!

Louise said...

Nothing wrong with fences! Seems that YOU can't go wrong with them. I love the perspective they add to your sweeping photos!

George said...

This is a beautiful photo. I, too, like the fence lines and trees. I can almost appreciate snow!

Sara G said...

Beauitful photo!!
Happy SWF

Juliana RW said...

beautiful

My SWF entry this week : in HERE. I hope you have time to visit. Thanks

vincibene said...

Wonderful view, beautiful perspective!

RuneE said...

Yes, I have noticed the trend - and don't stop!

bobbie said...

This is a lovely, peaceful scene. Very nice photography.

Esther Garvi said...

What a still and peaceful shot! Lovely!

NovaS said...

Brilliant photo.. so white farm and the sky too...


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Carver said...

The fences are lovely and I also like the soft color of the sky.

Tarolino said...

I love this hillside view of that dainty sky with the thinnest of clouds floating lightly overhead and as a stark contrast the wire fence in the foreground

Guy D said...

Love this shot, I bet that same location makes for great pics as well in the summer.

Have a great weekend!
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Deborah Godin said...

Such "orderly" beauty! Love the patterns of the fences!

Bradley Myers said...

A great sky watch capture, your winter photographs are all very good.

Tricia said...

Yes, I had noticed & if I had to guess, I'd say you're a clean lined person - meaning you don't like clutter & you like things organized! Am I right?

Sylvia K said...

Stark and dramatic, great composition! Beautiful shot! Doesn't get any better! Thanks!

VALKYRIEN said...

I love your fences! And this shot! It looks as cold as it should wintertime, and the fence has a natural place in the photo. Just beautiful!

Colin Campbell said...

Lovely shot. Love the white and grey.

Ida said...

Lovely! :)
Great composition!

ViennaDaily said...

Seems the snow hasnt let up! but it shines with the sunshine! Happy SWF!

Teri C said...

I have noticed your fence lines and they are really beautiful.

Happy Skywatch

Champ Townboy said...

Stunning shot!!

Photo Cache said...

I love fences, I wish there were more fences I could photograph around here. Enjoy the weekend.

Gill - That British Woman said...

that is such a beautiful photo........just great

Gill

bowledover said...

Such open space, lovely. Thank you.

imac said...

Wonderful - I love your fences.

ReluctantFarmChik said...

Beautiful - fences do hold a fascination for sure - especially as they trace through the snow like yours do in this shot. Very nice perspective . . .

Rose said...

This is a beauty--don't know if you will know what I mean but it is so simple and clean. I love it.

Reader Wil said...

Yes you fancy fences! But that's a great thing: these photos are wonderful and the fences are beautiful lines.Thanks for sharing.

ROSIDAH said...

Another fairytale photo... I imagine that the ice queen will soon come along on her majestic cart. Magnificent! I agree, fences do look fascinating on your photos. BEst wishes :)

Namnet said...

I love the composition of this photo. And I agree - fances and the snow plains, there is something about them.
Wonderful.
Happy skywatching and have a nice weekend.

Dewdrop said...

They certainly do create lovely lines. Great shot!

You're welcome to chase with me anytime, but something tells me you're not interested. lol

Carletta said...

I used to sing a song years ago in 4-H club:
'Give me land, lots of land under starry skies above, don't fence me in' I remember it everytime I see a fence.
(Oh,I see Shammickite already beat me to that little ditty.)
Great shot!

Kathy said...

They do create great lines in the photos. Looks cold there. Bless your heart hopefully it will warm up there soon.

Babooshka said...

Oh I have really missed the snow this year and had to enjoy it virtually in such a beauiful wide open image.

maryt/theteach said...

Incredible shot that includes several fences and even barbed wire! :)

Jacob said...

Oh, wow. That's one of best photos I've seen recently...great lines streaking across the landscape. Very nice!

Ruth said...

That picture is so clear I feel I could jump right into it.

Carver said...

Me again. I thought I'd pop back over and answer your question about what looks like steam or smoke in my shot. I don't know what it is. I thought it was jet stream but odd how it was going vertical instead or horizontal.

Today's Blah... said...

This is one great skywatch photo.

lisaschaos said...

What a beautiful day you had! I love the lines!

Larry D said...

Wonderful photo! I like the composition!

April said...

Wonderful photo! I like all the lines and angles.

Wren said...

It's a nice picture on many levels, but the two strands of barbed wire in the foreground take it to a whole new level.

Jan said...

You've out done yourself. Love it.

Quiet Paths said...

The textures and lines are really wonderful here. Breath deep the cold, fresh air!

Tink *~*~* said...

The posts can look kind of like soldiers marching along.

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Mary said...

such a stark beauty! Love the shadows of the trees... :) Have a great weekend!

PERBS said...

I love the fences in your photos! There is always so much to look at in yoru photos that I find them very interesting.

I also LOVE SNOW! We got some snow last night so that makes 18 tiems it snowed. It wa all gone by late morning tho. I almost missed it all because I did not wake up warly to see it when the alarm went off.

Hilda said...

Fantastic shot! You're right about the fences and trees. Love the pale whites and blues too. Happy Sky Watching!

Arija said...

Ah, less is more, and this most definitely is much more!

Ann said...

You are not going to climb over those barb wires are you? My brother, then 10 years old had a coil of wire drop on his leg. I can still feel that pain.

Love the snow. It is not melting yet, is it?

see you there! said...

This looks almost like a pen and ink drawing. I especially like the wire in the foreground,

Darla

ascu75 aka Don said...

Wow what else can I say XXX Don

auringonkukka finland =) said...

BEAUTIFUL PHOTO!!
have a nice weekend ;)

Robin said...

I agree. The way fencelines bisect and delineate a shot can really elevate a simple landscape into something special, as they do here.

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Nice composition Guy and I have a fixation with fence posts, so I understand!

Adrienne in Ohio said...

Interesting the way the clouds seem to follow the same line as the hillside and fences. Beautiful shot!

John said...

Great composed image!

Have a nice weekend.
Ps. Now I am waiting for some night shots from Canada. ;)

Jim said...

Hi Ms. EG Guide, yes, you do like to take those fences. And you take good pictures.
Adi pulled my Kodak off the counter by the charging cord as she walked by. It was in the 9800's, about to roll over to 10K pictures.
My new Sony I got for last Christmas already has 6485 plus (that number was the Adi looking for squirrels picture.
Happy Skywatching, you saw that I am Looking at the Sky instead now.
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