October 11, 2011

Stuck in traffic...




"Rural Red"
State College, PA


So what are the odds of being stuck in traffic amidst cows, horses and farmland? Well, it happens way too often when the road leads to Penn State and Happy Valley on a football weekend.  And how fortuitous to come to a standstill during the golden hour, as the sun is starting to set and everything is bathed in beautiful honey tones! ALMOST makes you thankful that all those out-of-towner Hawkeyes from Iowa had no idea where they were going, which results in going NOWHERE....for awhile.  So happy the Better Half was behind the wheel, so I could be behind my camera and hanging out the window. Probably an all too familiar sight for Thing #3 from the backseat of our car.

Not sure anything is more perfect in red than a red barn dotting a landscape.....EXCEPT perhaps a pair of red patent leather pumps donning my feet!  I'm fairly confident Dorothy would concur on both accounts.

Happy Tuesday!

--Kathy

37 comments:

  1. Beautiful shot....worth the slow drive! The editing is great..thanks or the tips!
    Jenni

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  2. hehe! great post, and picture, it really was a good thing you had to wait in traffic for a while, the composition is spot on and the texture works really well too :)

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  3. Great editing! And how nice that the traffic worked for you. I do a lot of "drive-by shooting" myself. ;o)

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  4. Beautiful...my guys made great time to and from last weekend. They were going to stay overnight Sat. but a soccer tournament on Sunday cancelled those plans.

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  5. Not a bad place at all.

    This picture is just stunning!

    Hope your day is blessed♥

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  6. Great capture! You have certainly done the color red proud! Beautiful blog enjoyed visiting here!

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  7. Beautiful...who doesn't love a big red barn?! Wonderul photo:)

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  8. Great shot, sunlight and texture - love everything about this!

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  9. The texture work on this photo is really beautiful.

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  10. How fortuitous indeed! what gorgeous lighting, colour and textures!

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  11. Ok, I was in the same car and did not see anything that beautiful. All I saw was traffic. As always you continue to amaze me with your eye.

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  12. I just love this! And love the texture edit! I am in love with the name of your blog! Very ingenious! I have to laugh every time I hear it!

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  13. Excellent shot! Love the editing!

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  14. Love it! I'm a small town girl, so I'm partial to cows, dirt roads and old barns. You've captured the rustic beauty just fabulously! Oh! ...and that editing trick, Super great tip! I'm gonna have to give it a whirl. Have a Happy Day! =)

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  15. Lovely! I should be so lucky to be stuck in traffic and have a barn this gorgeous on the roadside! :)

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  16. Beautiful composition. Love this... A LOT!

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  17. Love your serendipitous moment. Thank you for the "Hard Light" tip, I'll have to try it out.

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  18. wonderful shot and fantastic texture. thanks for the visit.

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  19. That is absolutely gorgeous with fantastic lighting! Stunning!

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  20. so glad you left your "recipe"...i'm going to try it! love the light you captured here. I just love driving around shooting barns.

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  21. Great edit on this wonderful barn.

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  22. Great capture! Wonderful editing and thanks for the "recipe." Also, thanks for the comment on my blog. :)

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  23. What serendipity to be stuck in traffic at such a terrific spot!
    You did a great job with composition and processing.

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  24. Great shot, worth being stuck in traffic for! I love the warm colors and your use of Kim's textures.

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  25. Holy cow! This is just GoRgeOUS!! And yes hanging out windows and standing through the sun roof . . . the things we do for photos!! lol

    So now where did ya say this was? I think I need to get myself lost! ha

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  26. The traffic jams look nothing like that in Las Vegas.. Your photo looks amazing and the editing is wonderful..

    Hope you have a happy day!!!

    ~Linda

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  27. Very cool. The scene you described reminds me of the scene in "Field of Dreams" when all of the cars are finally pouring into the baseball field he built. Very cool!!

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  28. Beautiful! Love the texture you used on this.

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  29. Love the picture. Beautiful. Thank you also for sharing your recipe. I had forgotten that Pioneer Woman also gives pointers.

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  30. Yep, I would agree, great place to get stuck in traffic, that is if you have to get stuck....Love the processing and thanks for the tip on "hard light"!!

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  31. wish I could get so lucky in traffic! Gorgeous image.

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  32. Gorgeous, I love the light and texture! I can't believe you took this out of a car window, I wouldn't mind being stuck in traffic if this was the view!

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  33. I started laughing the moment I read about a traffic jam among cows and corn; I'm all too familiar. Great shot of the barn and sweet use of texture.

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  34. Lucky you...gorgeous shot. I wish I could take photos of old red barns, but they're very scarce in these parts...lol!

    Thanks for sharing.

    Kathy

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