I was sitting in my car while waiting for my carryout food order when I noticed the play of light on the side of this old barn. It was late in the day and the sun, slightly diffused by high clouds, was casting strange shadows and highlighting the tree on the left while leaving the tree on the right in shadow. I pulled my car around until I could compose this image by resting the camera on the window sill; I never got out of the car. I zoomed in a bit and took about six exposures with my little Canon G10 compact camera, the one camera I never leave home without. By then my order was ready and it was home for dinner.
This is one of my images that has an odd appeal to me. I can’t quite explain why I like it. Maybe it’s the mysterious light, maybe it’s the mixture of surfaces and textures, or perhaps it’s the memory of the chance encounter when light and subject just happened to present themselves while I waited for carryout Thai. Whatever the reason, it is one more example of why I try my damnedest to keep a camera close by all the time.
Canon G10, processed in Photoshop CS4 and converted to black and white in Nik Silver Efex Pro2.