Photo A Day# 703 "Fog" Today was just a foggy day , all day. This is the entrance to Yerkes in WIlliams Bay. The fog along with the dullness of the ground and the overall grayness of the photo is what I like about it. I didn't want to go black and white with this photo, cause I think it would have taken away the subtleness of the image and the overall mood .
Photo A Day # 689 "Tractor In Shed" This is on Walworth Road and immediately caught my eye. The single shed with the back end of the tractor in the doorway, and the tree with the blue sky had me stopping my car and getting a photo. The color of the tractor against the dark inside of the shed I really like and almost just cropped into just that, but then decided not to in favor of getting the environment around it.
Photo A Day # 685 "An Old House" This was what looked liked an abandon house on the outskirts of Elkhorn in the country. It almost looked hidden in-between the trees and brush. I dont think in the summer you would see it but now that the leaves are gone its much easier to get a glimpse of it. I like the range of grays in this photo and the overall tone it projects. The house being off kilter somewhat among the trees and the what is left of the white paint on the wall. Again using color filters when shooting black and white is a great way to see the photo in a different way.
Photo A Day# 581 "Dog Track Buildings" These are some of the empty buildings located on the side of the dog track near a farm field. The dog track closed in 2005 and I think these little buildings are where the kennels were located. From the lower angle looking up I couldn't even tell it was Delavan, to me it looks like it was somewhere on the East coast. Black and white seemed like a no-brainer, with the emptiness, abandoned, and disregard of the structures that the lack of color provides. I Photographed this in the afternoon which turned out great for lighting and for contrast to the photo
Photo A Day #580 "Snake Road" Going down Snake Road In Lake Geneva is always fun for me. Its a great little detour into Lake Geneva and is just beautiful, no matter what time of year. As I took my little side trip back to the office today, I was fascinated by the wooded area and the fence. Severely things caught my eye with this photo, the light and dark of the woods, the little snow on the ground, and the mixture of color. For me it was easy to overlook at first, but the more I studied this photo the more, and more I liked it.