the watering trough

Watering Trough


If you know me, you know that I never tire of the simple scenes and images of rural life. This picture is a perfect example. No animals, no machinery, just the side of a barn, a watering trough, a fence and, a foggy landscape. When I look at this image, I can hear the silence brought on by the fog and I can feel the cool, crisp, and damp morning air.

As simple as the scene is, the red wall seems to take away from the watering trough. I wondered if I could simplify the scene even more and place the focus squarely on the water.


Watering Trough B&W


And, it seems that I could. The B&W conversion neutralizes the red wall while bringing your eye to the water's surface. Simplicity… simplified.


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