I finally finished up my new Christmas wreath so yesterday I took it to my favourite location to take photographs. It’s a little collection of three old sheds sitting side-by-side and I like to hang the wreath on the one remaining door. It’s a great rustic backdrop. It’s a little hard to get to – in the summer there are monster thistles and in the winter I have to plow through dead monster thistles and a pile of snow.
It was freezing cold and after about half an hour my fingertips were hurting so bad that I had to pack up and get back to my car. But before I did, I got out my iPod, turned around, and snapped a photo of this little grey shed.
As I drove home, I knew in my heart that my wreath shots were not going to be any good. Not my fault – just a contrast issue. I was going to have to come up with a better idea for a backdrop. Into the trash went my morning’s work. There’s no use forcing something when you know it is just not happenin’.
But I did love this shot of the little grey shed. Oh my, I love #snapseed.
A Pretty Life in the Suburbs says
Beautiful photo! Is Snapseed an app you use on your iPod? Is it something I should have?! ;)
a sweet little ‘vintage’ photo. :)
Oh that is FABULOUS! I LOVE it!
Just discovered your blog from This or That Thursday. It’s lovely and your photos are beautiful. I look forward to spending more time here.
A beautiful image!
Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) says
This is a great example of negative space photography. I absolutely adore this!
I am lovin that cute shed, but feeling bad that your plans didn’t work they way you wanted. That is frustrating to have a mornings work in the trash. But I am sure you will come up with a beautiful way to display your new wreath….can’t wait.
I like the shot of the shed…sorry you didn’t feel like your morning was productive after all that trouble getting there and freezing half to death. :(
Pieces of Sunshine says
It can be frustrating when what you had in mind doesn’t work. Makes you all the more grateful for those times when ideas or opportunities come unexpectedly and give good results.
your shot of the shed has me inspired to paint…love it!
Sometimes ya just gotta go, with the flow. But it looks to me, like it was meant to be :) And yes…I’m a poet, haha.
Looks like a dream, lovely!
love it, just beautiful!
Lisa Gordon says
Wow Barb, this could not be more beautiful.
Everything from the composition to the wonderful simplicity is simply perfection to me. Definitely my kind of photograph. Beautifully done!
Well it looks to me like the real reason that you were out in the cold was that wonderful little shot you got of this shed. It is perfection, and you will still have another reason to go out and find the perfect spot for your wreath. So lucky to have that wonderful snow!!
Kerry Bergeman says
Oh I love love love that shot!
Hi Barb! Nice photo, looks really cold. I saw your article at digital scrapper. It was great.
Bunch of Barrons says
Love that shot. And you are so right…sometimes it just doesn’t happen. But when it does it’s magic!
Beautiful composition ~ lucky you having all that snow! Snow flakes were in the forecast here but nothing yet.
There are SO many things I love about this beautiful image! Thank you for linking up with the simple things this week. :)