Having been seriously bitten by the photography bug over the past year (I'm still very much a rookie) and finding a peace behind the camera lens along with it, it's becoming my “getaway” of sorts.
It's been therapeutic in a way, I find a peace and an amazing amount of serenity while “focusing” on things. As some may know, I find abandoned places particularly interesting. “The Beauty in Decay,” as I have called it before. We've been fortunate in Central Illinois once again this year with very little snow, although the freezing temperatures have made up for it. Last year’s incredibly warm winter, was a bit more ideal for me to venture out to photograph, while this winter it is fingerless gloves while shooting. Regardless, I enjoy the way the sun sets this time of the year and revisit some places I enjoy photographing due to that. Scenery and objects take on a new look. Some I even find as during the summer, they are overgrown and nearly obscured, but in the winter they become alive amid the absence of life around it. We've also have a few incredible sunsets these past few weeks. They too, take on a different look with the silhouettes of the trees. Spring is right around the corner...I think?