Last Thursday, I drove with my parents to Statesboro, Georgia for my Great Uncle Lamar’s funeral. The drive was icky because it began pouring rain on us about half way through. However, I found the rain and the cloudy sky to be fantastic subject matter for a photographic series. These photographs were taken as my father was driving (as I mentioned), which is why I term them “drive-by shots.” If you are a regular follower of my blog, you will know I have created many series previously in a similar fashion. However, I think these images are much stronger in comparison to others. I desired to isolate and capture various fleeting views that would showcase my viewpoint on the wet road; and also the speed of our vehicle. I attempted to keep the camera as still as possible, so that each image would seem more stable and less impressionistic. In the past, I have set my camera on a lower shutter speed, so that I could capture an impression of a moment… and the results were beautiful in their painting-like smears. But for this series, I did the exact opposite. I shot these with a faster shutter speed so that the subjects would appear more frozen in time; in the moment. Some of these were taken during the torrential downpour and others were shot after the rain. I live in the city and, therefore, am fascinated by the rural landscape because it is a contrastingly different than what I see on an average day. My mother’s side of the family is from the country, so I do have that link to the land. To me, there is nothing more beautiful than a rustic, broke-down barn and the vast outstretch of natural, native terrain. I found that the rain added a hint of enchantment and mystery to each composition. I hope you will enjoy these photographs as much as I did shooting them. (Oh, and if you have a facebook and enjoy my photography, please support me by liking my facebook page! I post photographs from my blog posts, but I also post others that never make into my blog. :)) Have a happy Tuesday, folks! 😉
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