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Sunday, March 18, 2007

Lines in the Winter Field

Loudoun County offers incredible vistas filled with meandering lines, pleasing natural shapes and fences that draw the eye to infinity. However, scenes like this aren't revealed to the casual traveler. Exploration is often half the fun in Landscape Photography. I'm now quite the expert on the dirt road network of this county.

Saturday, March 03, 2007

Lonely tree in snow

Snow does amazing things to the landscape. It can shift the entire mood of a scene in just an hour. Some words that come to mind are peaceful, tranquil and serene.

I attended a showing of "Crazy Like a Fox" last night, a film shot mostly in Loudoun county. This movie portays a seven-generation family forced out of their farm by mounting debt. It was an emotional expererience for me because I often discover abandonded farms while hiking through the county. Old barns become more than icons of the past upon inspection; horse worn floors, hand made iron latches, generational additions, handcut boards, rusted toys.