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    I'm driving along, with my camera at the ready, my typical driving stance, when I get a tickle of a nudge. "Pick the camera up and get ready!"

    So, having been learning to listen to those nudges, I get ready. I wrap the strap around my wrist, finger near the shutter, waiting. My vision expands to see more as I'm driving down the highway, looking for interest.

    There, up ahead, the nudge says, and I understand.

    A simple green barn, which appears to have been converted to a home. The bare tree beside it on one side and the expanse of prairie with fresh cut cornfield on the other side.

    A perfect cold late-Autumn portrait of prairie life.

    There's even an outdoor well-water hand pump near the tree.

    I could have stopped and composed it just a bit better, but I love how I timed it nearly perfectly, going 55 miles per hour down the two-lane highway.

    I'm glad I've been listening for the nudges.

    Anna Omiotek -Tott Garden Photography, and 11 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. iamNigelMorris 64 months ago | reply

      Nice shot. Wish you could have gotten more of that tree in the shot. Still a nice shot. Would look great in HDR too!

    2. Expressions by Christine 64 months ago | reply the story...I do the same thing. The green and blue in this is so pretty. Keep listening to the those nudges! :o)

    3. chad304 64 months ago | reply

      Amazing comp the colors are awesome.

    4. heatond1 64 months ago | reply

      LOVE IT!! Looks like a painting.

    5. smacss 64 months ago | reply

      love the colors - and how the lines and windows of the house work to make it look sort of two dimensional

    6. Dan Grenier 64 months ago | reply

      Beautiful composition...

    7. k2sleddogs 64 months ago | reply

      I'm glad you listen to your nudges too

    8. Rewind Russ 64 months ago | reply

      Great! Is this out west of town on 97? I've always meant to stop and get a shot of that barn.

    9. Photos of Oz 64 months ago | reply

      I might start doing my snaps 'drive-by'. I love the green and blue combo. Nice shot

    10. Kathleen_A 64 months ago | reply

      I can't believe you shot this while driving at 55mph. Sheesh!

    11. MattPenning 64 months ago | reply

      Thanks, Y'all!

      Russ - Yup, you got the location correct. I didn't stop. Next time, perhaps.

      Kathleen - Livin' on the edge sometimes. =)

    12. dbkfrog 64 months ago | reply

      Seems Matt has some serious photography skills! Well done.

    13. MattPenning 64 months ago | reply

      Doug - As you, my friend! (Practice, practice, practice - it's like Location, Location, Location is to real estate)

    14. Teresa Pople Photography 64 months ago | reply

      Really lovely. Love the colour of the barn against the blue. A great shot.

    15. elshowk 64 months ago | reply

      Very beautiful green on the blue,wonderful image and well composed.

    16. Cabrarian [deleted] 64 months ago | reply

      Minimalist design is gorgeous and almost pastel colours. Great photo.

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