Archive for January 2012

Weekly Photo Challenge: Hope 2 (Rising Sun)   8 comments


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Hope is when the rising sun pushes the dark clouds away.
Hope is when the seeds of yesterday rise up and push towards the sky.
Hope is when the bright rays of daylight push the dark clouds of ignorance away.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Hope (Rural Sunrise)   38 comments


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What greater hope can you have than a beautiful sunrise after a dark, cold night?

Weekly Photo Challenge: Simple (Old Barn)   4 comments


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Occasionally, I like to take up my camera and tripod and get in my car and just drive, usually spring, summer and fall, rarely winter, my least favorite season.

One of the things I like to take photographs of is old barns and other dilapidated buildings. I’m not sure why, but perhaps it’s because I am getting up there in years, even if I’m not feeling it, except in body.

Sometimes my photographs are all that’s left of the old barn or whatever.

This particular old barn was taken on State Highway C in northwest Missouri in the afternoon. Each barn has its own personality. This one has two beady eyes, a long nose and a missing mouth.

Old barns are fun!

Posted January 25, 2012 by Cris in Cris Coleman, Missouri, Mystery, Photography, Photos, Pictures

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Simple (Day-Old Goat)   16 comments


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What do you do with a day-old kid in the depths of winter? You bring him indoors and wrap him up in a diaper, of course.

Posted January 20, 2012 by Cris in Cris Coleman, Fantasy, Mystery, Photography, Photos, Pictures

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Peaceful Three Silos at Dawn   9 comments


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I pass by this farm every morning. It’s one of my favorite places to photograph, although most of the time it’s dark. It’s so picturesque. It just sort of stands out above all the other farms I pass by, and there are lots of them. (It didn’t seem this fuzzy when it was on my computer.)

Posted January 17, 2012 by Cris in Cris Coleman, Fantasy, Mystery, Photography, Photos, Pictures

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Goat Stump   7 comments


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One day, with camera in hand, I wandered all over the 30 acres I live on (note: I did not say own), seeking something worthy to photograph. I came across this wonderful-looking goat head, strangely poking out of the ground. It even has an eye, as well as a horn (the other one is hidden).

One just never knows what is hiding in plain sight.

Posted January 15, 2012 by Cris in Cris Coleman, Fantasy, Mystery, Photography, Photos, Pictures

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Peaceful afternoon on the farm   31 comments


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One of the first things I learned about photography while studying through NYIP was: The best time to take outdoor photographs is just before sunset or shortly thereafter or just after sunrise or shortly before.

This is one such shot. It was a peaceful, easy feeling on the farm that particular late afternoon. I took many photographs with this lighting that evening, some really cool shots.

Unfortunately, this is the only shot that survived a nasty virus that wound up taking everything I had on my computer.

Posted January 13, 2012 by Cris in Cris Coleman, Fantasy, Mystery, Photography, Photos, Pictures

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