This spring, hubs and I have been taking advantage of the free time retirement affords us. We decided that, instead of the couch-potatoing that our COVID-19 household visitors restrictions tend to lend themselves to, we’d get outdoors more and do some exploring.

On one such drive in the country, we came across a cemetery in the middle of nowhere. This old metal gate caught my eye, so I tried to get a few photos using the peak as a frame.

I didn’t get quite the shot I was looking for. I hope we return to this spot so I can try again. I did a black and white rendering to see if that’s what was needed and I’m not sure. I think I needed to be a few steps back with my focus adjusted to what I was trying to frame vs the gate itself.

Even with being my own worst critic, there are a few things I do like about the shot.

“Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer – and often the supreme disappointment”

Ansel Adams