I have several “favorite” photos, of course, but this one is one of my favorite favorites. It’s detailed. It’s focused (no pun intended), as in focused on the details of a limited area. It’s thought-provoking. It’s… simple.
The surrounding area was busy and distracting, but you’d never know that from this photo. This shot brings you in to the details. It makes you want to reach in and grab.
You can’t really tell by the photo, but it was an overcast day and slightly drizzly, which limited my photo options, but at the same time the moisture helped bring out the richness of the red in the paint on the barn. This barn is near Collins, Iowa, right beside the highway. I caught it on my way home from Des Moines one day and did my patented screeching stop… while looking to make sure there were no cars behind me, just to be safe, you know.
Maybe the moral of the story is “Always be ready to slam on the brakes!” Haha.