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Another back road drive with a few stops

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I love just exploring the old roads of this county (Howard). Especially at this time of season. The only problem is there is absolutely no place to pull over in a lot of spots. I’m going to have to drag my better half along with me and let her drive so I can hop out and shoot more. Wishing it wasn’t so overcast this morning.

I believe I shot this on Underwood Road. Photo by Mike Hartley

I believe I shot this on Underwood Road.
Photo by Mike Hartley

I’m going to try to get back to one of my original goals which was to get out and shoot part of the county each day. Of course it’s fairly easy when nature provides the palette it does at this time. So the challenge will be to stay creative without the color.

Along Old Frederick Road. Photo by Mike Hartley

Along Old Frederick Road.
Photo by Mike Hartley

It’s amazing how the colors change as the light/sun changes.

Too bad nature can't save a few of these for the dead of winter. Photo by Mike Hartley

Too bad nature can’t save a few of these for the dead of winter.
Photo by Mike Hartley

I could spend the rest of my life shooting various barns in this county and not tire of it.

So many Barns, so little time. Photo by Mike Hartley

So many Barns, so little time.
Photo by Mike Hartley

A bit of a breeze kicked up and started to ruffle this guys hair blow.

Breeze in the treeze. Photo by Mike Hartley

Breeze in the treeze.
Photo by Mike Hartley

I wonder if I can capture any of the fall color at nights. Might be a thought to try this evening.

Corner of Old Frederick and Marriotsville Road. Photo by Mike Hartley

Corner of Old Frederick and Marriotsville Road.
Photo by Mike Hartley


Random Thoughts for Saturday October 24th 2015

  • It has been a beautiful fall this year.
  • Only by getting out and experiencing life, can you enjoy it. There are more things than a keyboard and smart phone.
  • You know for two lenses that aren’t worth crap, they certainly give my photography a lot of mileage.
  • Dinner with my family this evening. What a wonderful treat. Celebrating my Son in-laws birthday.
  • I love learning new things or new ways to think about things.
  • I’m going to see if I can lose another 10 lbs by walking more often and longer.

Author: Mike Hartley

With a lifetime and a half in the Newspaper industry I'm preparing for my retirement career as an Artist, Writer, Photographer and Video content provider. I'm a proud father of two wonderful children and I'm still married to the first girl I fell in love with and probably only one that would have me.

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