The story behind the picture.
I shot this in January 2009, after being stuck in the house for 2 weeks by ice storms, snow and no power. The goal of the road trip was to take as many snow and ice images as possible for gifts and Christmas cards and let’s face it, snow is beautiful.
I knew the area around Taylorsville Lake had large trees and hills also plenty of wildlife.
I drove up and down as many of the still ice- and snow-covered roads, I could hoping to see deer and any other animals moving. There was no luck with the animal part of the trip, but the trees and hills did not disappoint.
I pulled over and got out of my vehicle to walk along a fence and edge of the road to shoot some hillsides. Walking back to my truck I came across the Red Barn.
I walked as close to as I could snapping pictures as I moved closer. Different angles and camera heights.
Total number of shots for this was 10.
Returning home to process the images, the Red Barn really stood out to me.
The red pops right out of the snow, then you see the ice-covered trees and the light brown branches bent over.
There is no special editing to it, notice the ice icicles on the power line (left as is, crooked).
After posting it on social media sites Instagram, Facebook the response was more than I ever expected from one picture. People loved it and “Love It” is the response I hear.
It's been one of my favorites, so much that it took years to decide to offer it for purchase.
Now when I have it displayed at an art show people will see it, enter my booth just to get a closer look. Always great comments on it.
I’ve seen “That Guy”, that one that comes to the art shows but doesn’t really want to be there.
“That Guy” has bought the framed and matted version.