This is the only shot I did this year during the Fire and Ice festival held in Lititz, Pa. My enthusiasm to go out shooting has been very subdued the last six months due to my medicine but on the upside the negative thoughts I was being bombarded with on a daily basis have become pretty quiet and I have been more social in general. So while I still do enjoy shooting, my creativity seems to get dialed down as well and while I wish I could post photos more often here, It can be a struggle to get motivated to go out, so my apologies for the infrequent shooting right now.
I was shooting the opposite direction here and at the last minute I heard the horse trotting up the farm lane behind me. I had no time to think about composition or exposure and fired away hoping I got something before they were out of sight. This frame was decent thanks to the horses breath being backlit by the sun
This is the last shot of the night from the last snowstorm and was taken around 11pm. I am actually standing with my tripod in the lane of travel on a busy highway and had to keep my eyes open for the occasional car. I noticed a janitor looking out the windows wondering who was driving the vehicle in the lot, so I ran up to the window and asked if there was any chance of turning on the sanctuary lights and he was more than happy to do so.
This property has always been a favorite of mine and as I drove by last week, I noticed the barn was illuminated with spotlights and the trees were wearing a heavy coat of fresh snow so I turned around to try this shot. I have my tripod on the sidewalk across the street and despite traffic being fairly light, I had several motorists drive by who were maybe a foot from the curb and were so kind as to splash slop at me. I quickly countered by getting a golf umbrella and used it to completely shield myself from their pitiful driving abilities. I did use their headlights to my advantage to help light the snow in the middle of the road. This night was very calm and was a night to remember.