A few weeks ago, I made a little road trip down to Mt. Pleasant, in central Utah on US 89. If you read that post, you’ll know that after spending a little time in town, I drove westward toward Moroni hoping to find some classic old barns and things.
Well, as I was driving back toward Mt. Pleasant to think about wrapping up the day, I had pulled over on Utah 116 to get a shot of an old barn to the south of the highway. I wasn’t especially pleased with my photograph, which is why you haven’t seen it. However as I was getting set-up for the barn shot, I caught this scene off to the north of the highway.
The skies were pretty foreboding most of the day as we’d had a snow storm come through the previous day. As the afternoon wore on, the sky toward the north was beginning to clear, and there were hints of blue peeping through those heavy clouds. And off toward those hills to the north, sunbeams were hitting the ground.
This farmland really intrigued me, especially with that big tree in the foreground contrasting against the heavy, cold sky. So, here is my photograph of a winter’s day in the farmlands around Mt. Pleasant.
And for those of you wondering what the scene really looked like, here is the original in living color.
I like the monochrome version a little more because I think that image does a better job of conveying the feeling of a cold winter’s day out in the country. Let me know what you think.
Well, thanks for stopping by the blog, and I hope this post has made you smile. Stay safe out there and have a wonderful day.