Today I’m in Annapolis enjoying some time with other sailors at a rendez-vous in the fantastic Chesapeake Bay area.
I just came back from our daily event to find out that the wonderful blog Focusing on Life had selected one of my photos for its weekly focus. I’m surprised, grateful and very honoured. Thank you so much!
I really admire this amazing collaboration of 10 women friends, who found each other through the Internet. I am moved by the way they share their lives and support each other to climb to new creative heights with their photography. I think you will find their site quite delightful.
Each month they choose a theme and invite photo submissions. Their theme this month is barns.
I can remember being drawn to photographing barns from a young age, often with my father and sister. I love the architecture, the texture, the colour and the settings of barns. Now that I live in a more rural area, there is no shortage of picturesque barns to satisfy my creative urges. This photo was taken near my home outside of Ottawa, Ontario. I was captivated by the colour of the barn, the windows and the light.
I applied a Flypaper Texture to give it the kind of magical feeling I imagined. If you like working with textures, you might want to give these a try. They’re amazing.