Pictures of the sun and the moon and a cow and a church … not all at the same time though

I wish I had some profound observations about this set of photos, but I really don’t. I do, however, like them and hope you enjoy them too. If you do, you can find more of my images on these posts.

Snagged this image somewhere to the east of Interstate 29 between Fargo and Grand Forks. The sun was muscling its way through the cloud cover behind this burn piece of wood in a field. I like the play of the sunny gold warmth vs. the white snow vs. the burnt, black wood.

I think this is one of my favorites among the pics I’ve taken in my short time as a wanna-be photographer. The building in the lower left is Little Norway Lutheran Church near Fertile, Minn. Of course, it’s the moon, and, more particularly, the ring around the moon, that make the shot. I (I think) do wish I had put a little more space between the church and the moon, moving the church to the left a bit further, but I still like it.

The dust kicking up around the feet of the cattle in this field near Detroit Lakes really grabbed my attention (of course, there’s only one cow in this particular image, but, trust me, there were others.) I really like the auburn, red in this image and the way that the sun illuminates and focuses attention on the lone cow.

I enjoy the manner in which  the tops of the trees are blurred in this one. Gives it an old-school, back-in-the-film-days feel. I also think it has both a back and forward movement, which is kind of fun … not to mention that eerie purple and the brighter white streaks of car light over against the more subdued grey-white of the snow.