No matter where you go in East Tennessee, we have barns. All kinds of barns in various stages of disrepair, leaning left, leaning right and frequently being overrun with vines and brush. These make wonderful subjects to photograph, and I have jumped many fences to do just that.
When I return to my home state of Nebraska, my favorite subject seems to become windmills. In July I was excited to traverse the Nebraska Sandhills and stopped to photograph several of these statues of the prairie. A lingering morning fog created an atmospheric bonus.
The diversity of Nebraska scenery runs from the Missouri River bluffs to the sandstone cliffs of the western Pine Ridge. Bountiful farmland, cow calf operations, wildlife, small lakes and river valleys cover the state to be discovered by those who slow down and get off of I-80. Throughout the state you will find the ever-present windmills bringing the underground goodness to the surface to be enjoyed by the cattle and this nostalgic photographer.
Photographer Chris and painter Robin Rohwer each week share a painting or photograph that captured their interest. They have a small studio and gallery in the historic Phoenix Building, 418 South Gay Street. Their website is www.ChristopherRobinArts.com. All works are copyright protected.