It had been months since I shot landscape but it was good to get back to the farmlands’ of Texas. One reason I had not been doing any landscape is I was board of going back to the same places to shoot. Here in the Houston area there is quite the challenge to find interesting landscape because the terrain is so flat. I was off work on Friday so after looking on Google Earth and mapping out an area of the Texas farmland to explore. I headed out to an area just about an hour northwest of my home, this area I had not seen before. At first I was just going to drive the area and not take my gear with me but I decided who knows maybe there will be something interesting to shoot. Now I was going to break the cardinal rule never shoot midday on a bright sunny day, but to my defense there where some nice cumulus clouds which could make for a nice foreground. Once out in the area I starting driving slowly down the gravel roads at about 20mph, occasionally stopping getting out of the vehicle and looking to see if this a good place to shoot. I had been driving for a little more than an hour when a came across a barn on the side of a hill with a winding gravel road leading up to it. The composition was just what I was looking for. I had the gravel road as my foreground and leading line, the barn as the subject and the clouds as the background to give the 3D feel.
Camera Settings: ISO 400, F16, 1/125sec, 105mm, Circular Polarizer Filter