Year End

Last year, for Christmas, I got a wide-angle lens.  I think if I had to do it over again, I would have waited and bought a wide angle zoom.  The one I bought is 24mm, and I don't use it nearly as much as I thought I would.  I don't think the key to good landscapes is a wide angle.  I think it has more to do with composition and what provides the context and the contrasts.  Maybe I just need to practice with it more.

I drive past this farm frequently when I go to pick up my son from school.  It's on a very picturesque road that follows a river.  The sad part is that it's hard to find a place to pull over because the road is narrow.  I liked the colour of the sky that day.  I had my wide angle lens with  me.  Sometime, this winter, I may stop and see what I can see with my zoom.

This farm is always very well-kept.  It looked so restful on that day.  The ground is being given a well earned rest.