Picture a Day #35, February 3rd, 2013
A small dusting of snow came down last night--apparently it wasn't enough to deploy the snow plows across the county but it was enough to freshen up the Rock County countryside. This photo was taken on Tripp Road (I think) in the Center Township of Rock County. Actually this is 4 photos stitched together to create the panoramic image seen here.
When I was getting back into photography about 6 or 7 years ago, I would drive through the countryside looking for interesting scenes to capture. I began to learn the roads in the area quite well. I also learned that getting shots like this is 1 part skill and about a thousand parts timing! The sky doesn't open up like this too often--especially when the snow is hanging on the trees and the ground as it is here. The lesson is not to pass up on the shot, take it! Hmm, sounds more like a lesson in living life.
I spent better than 9 hours in the studio yesterday working on a creative model photo shoot. That is pretty much the norm these days with my photography and I love it! But, on occasion you'll still see me take the longest path I can to a destination, camera in the passenger seat, stopping to capture another image of beautiful Wisconsin!