Saturday, August 20, 2011

2 Things Challenge: Peaceful/Patterns

The 2 Things Challenge this week was Peaceful/Patterns.  For someone who has spent most of his life in or near fairly large cities, the pastoral setting of the farm can seem like a very peaceful, simple way of life, and even influences where I live today.  We had a visit of a few days last weekend to my wife's family on the farm in Pennsylvania.

Below are a few patterns from our brief visit, some peaceful, and one chaotic.

By the way, those who live this supposedly peaceful, simple life on a day to day basis might argue that it is itself full of just as much stress and turmoil as the big city life, just different.  More on that in the next few days.


Mouse said...

I grew up on a farm in northeast Ohio. And after living most of my adult life in cities and apartments, with only the occasional long weekend visit back to the farm, that's the kind of life I'm aspiring to get back to.

It does have it's own stresses and challenges, but I miss the fresh air and the sense of space you have when you can look out your window and see trees and sky, not your neighbor's windows. And there's no feeling in the world like walking outside for fresh eggs and veggies from the garden. Siiiiiiiigh....

Gorgeous pics! I'm feeling all nostalgic now....=)

Cherie said...

Fabulous photographs eeyore!


I'm just learning to photograph like a big girl now, I finally got a camera. A Rebel XS, EOS. It's probably the first in line (or the cheapest) as far as getting even CLOSE to a professional camera, but I'm not a pro, yet! ;)

I have much to learn and am soaking up as much as I can in the way of photographs and techniques and all of that.

I got my old Minolta 35mm out and wondered if they even make film for them anymore!

Saw Diane Clancy's post at Facebook just a few minutes ago, that's how I found out about this challenge and I just may join you all in one or two!

Best and Blessings,

Eeyore said...

Thanks both of you.

Any camera will do. They make phones that take pretty incredible pix nowadays. They certainly do still make film for your 35mm, but some of the old types may be getting hard to find, especially black and white. I had a Minolta Maxxum 35mm and wound up getting a Sony Alpha 100 when they first came out because my Minolta lenses would fit. I just rolled past 20,000 images with the Sony a couple of weeks ago. Go shoot! It's free. And get some post processing software like Photoshop or Photoshop Elements (cheaper and all I have). It really helps.

Maya said...

Love the patterns in these! Nice!