From a photograph by Solomon D. Butcher of four daughters of rancher Joseph M. Chrisman, at their sod house in Custer County, Nebraska. From left to right, Harriet, Elizabeth, Lucie, and Ruth. Photographed in 1886.

Friday, May 19, 2006

Kentucky Sunrise

Life in Christian County, Kentucky...



Kentucky sunrise

I came across this photo while I was looking for photos of Sammie and me, so I scanned it for the blog.

I took this at sunrise one July morning several years ago for the landscape category of the "Day in the Life of Christian County" contest. It did not win, but I still like the photo. I used a zoom lens to look from the roadside across the hills and valleys. This area is about five miles north of our home.

5 comments:

Wrkinprogress said...

Oh Genevieve! How glorious! Hubby and I are going to have to explore more of Kentucky, when we can afford the gas! lol I know this can't be too terribly far from us, and we do love to take country drives to new places which have such natural beauty. :) Thanks for sharing this with us all!

WIP

KennethF said...

Hey Gene:

There must have been some real stiff competition for that outstanding shot not to win first place? The magic of the moment continued with your sweet camera.. again! & Thanks so much for another five star posting, yours most sincerely.

KennethF ~(:-_))-

ps: 30+ years ago I enjoyed a home braided type of chewing tobacco from Mammouth Cave in KY. It was memmorabbly right and limited supply for old friends and good neighbors. :)yum!

Genevieve said...

Yes, it was stiff competition. There was just one winner in each category, and the winning photo was really beautiful.

It had a lake with big dark hills in the background, reflections of trees on the water, and wildflowers in the foreground. It was an awesome photo. I think it was a digital image. Digital cameras were just becoming popular then. (This was maybe 8 years ago or so.)

They don't even have the contest anymore for Christian County. That was the last year for it. I think they do have a "Day in the Life of Trigg County" contest still, which is the next county to the west of us.

Genevieve said...

WIP, I don't know outdoorsy you guys are, but Land Between The Lakes, which is about 30 miles of Hopkinsville, is a great vacation area. It's national park land (now, used to be TVA), there's great fishing, and nice camping areas that are very reasonable in price. There's a wildlife center, a buffalo and elk range, and visitor's center with a large telescope for nighttime stargazing. We go at least once every summer and just set up a tent and kick back. It's great to arrive on Monday and leave about Thursday. It's quiet and peaceful and very relaxing. Nearby towns have interesting antique stores. ;)

Tudorw said...

It's wonderful how a telephoto lens compresses distance and changes perspective to give a nice composition such as this.

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