This shot of the old barn in the Cañon area of Taos was far from the ideal capture- and I really liked it.
I pointed the camera right into the low, setting sun to get the picture. The air around the old barn was full of smoke from several newly lit stove fires in nearby homes. Those particles exploded that side lighting from the sun, scattering it everywhere in oranges that were specific to that area. Right behind me and off to the left and right the color was more of that deep, cold winter blue. What I liked about the scene and the reason I stopped to take the picture was not because it looked like a great photograph but because it looked more like a painting, reminding me of Andrew Wyeth’s work or similair to the light in Blagdens “Through the Barn Door”.
Funny. I think of this as bad photo and yet pretty nice art…..Here it is a few minutes earlier.