Back Home and Bored in Sterling, MA USA

Sterling, MA

After 3 months in Poland we are finally back home. We had an awesome time, made lots of new friends, and improved our Polish language skills, and of course took tons of photos. Since being home though, I’ve been in a 2 week photography rut. In Poland, everything was new and exciting. Photo ops were around every corner. Back home is a different story. Everything was all of a sudden boring. Being in local surroundings forces you to look at familiar things in a different light. I pass this tractor, or whatever you want to call it, all the time. I was driving around after work today looking for inspiration and decided to take a closer peek. I really liked the dramatic clouds behind the massive piece of lawn ornament. I set up my tripod and snapped away. This one is my favorite shot from the day. I combined 3 exposures to get detail in the highlights, mid tones, and shadow areas. I think I finally broke the seal, so I hope to be posting more regularly now. See ya soon!

rusty steam shovel


8 thoughts on “Back Home and Bored in Sterling, MA USA

  1. Maybe it helps to think that all those people in Poland are just as bored by their “everyday” as you are in MA. Pretend you’re a tourist in the US and think what it must look like through their eyes. Imagine what photos they’re sending back home (funny street signs, english words that just don’t make sense, ads for things that don’t translate into Polish or that they don’t have there and wonder why anyone would want them.
    Anyway, what a wonderful and memorable adventure you had. You’ll talk about it for years to come.

  2. makes me wistful. I need to get a camera so I can shoot in RAW too. the end results can be really fantastic.

    oh yeah. but then I guess I would need photo shop too. 😛

  3. Glad to have you and Tini back with us. Can’t wait to see more photos of Sterling and the surrounding towns. Very cool photo of the excavator.

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