An old log home discovered on a sunny autumn ramble through the countryside of beautiful Pennsylvania, USA, has seen a lot of years.
Though the buildings are empty now, windows broken, leaning almost imperceptibly toward each other, I have the feeling this house and barn both saw a lot of love in their time. The location of the lovely trees in the front yard, the nearness of the barn, all speak of thoughtful caring. I wanted to point out, positioned on the side of the barn is a small birdhouse … looks like a bluebird box to me. If those who lived here, loved bluebirds, then I’m sure they lived wonderful lives as bluebirds are the symbol of good luck.
Original photographic image taken with the Nikon D7000 and the trusty 18-200mm vr Nikkor lens in September of 2014. Image treated to many embellishments in Photomatix for an HDR layer, a trip to Photoshop, and to Corel Painter 11 for a strong painterly feel.
I’ll share a little personal insight. Like many photographers and digital artists of today, I started out with a pencil in one hand and crayons in the other. Over the years (and as soon as my Mom thought I was old enough to clean up after myself) I graduated to oils and canvasses. Those days ended … life does that sometimes … and I grew away from art for many years. But now, as I continue to re-examine and re-explore my artsy-fartsy side, I see myself leaning more and more toward the painterly look similar to the one you see in the image above. Don’t quite know where this is going to take me … but I’m finding a lot of joy creating images like these. I hope you enjoy them as well!!
As always, remember to click the image to see it at a better resolution and size and with a much less nasty watermark.