A Rural Drive-By

In my rural world, a drive-by means something entirely different... it's basically a very peaceful, sometimes early-morning, rural excursion wherein I scout for suitable dirt road photographs.

Yesterday morning yielded a few notable subjects.  Here's one sample from over 200....

After: I expanded on the hazy look and added a vignette.

Before (SOOC):  the sun had popped behind a few clouds, and
there was a hazy look to the sky due to many tractors
in the area kicking up the dust.

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  1. Very pretty! I like to sucker Hubs into driving me around... he's gotten pretty good at it, can realize when I'm getting ready to jump out and generally gets stopped in time. ;-)

  2. Looks like a scene from an old depression era movie, nice job.

  3. You did a beautiful job with this image! I can imagine the feeling you got as you saw the potential in this simple landscape.