Snowy Day in the Country
I’ve passed this small barn many a time on one of the country roads by our house, but I’ve never taken the time to stop and photograph it. However, the moment we turned on the road…all I could see was an old postcard and I quickly told my husband to stop – I just love when I have a vision of the final product like that. It’s amazing how everything looks so quiet and peaceful covered in snow.
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ISO 100, f/5, 1/400 sec. Textures by Kim Klassen

In case you’re wondering, yesterday was wonderful and miserable at the same time. I was terribly congested but enjoyed being with family. I tried to keep some distance from my niece and nephew (even though I just wanted to love on them) so I didn’t get them sick. My husband tells me that today is a coughing day. Either way, I hope everyone has a safe and Happy New Year.

    Gosh Ashley,
    That is beautiful! I love, love taking pictures of old barnes and in the south….it’s full of them!!! :) Great shot!

    Gorgeous! Wow, I’ve never been a commenter in the single digits before! ;-)

    I feel like this picture belongs in an old book of poems by awesome people.

    Beautiful shot Ashley! Totally looks peaceful and tells a story for sure!

    Sorry you are still sick! Can’t wait to see a sneak peak from their wedding! Praying you feel better quick!

    Hugs and Happy New Year!

    Beautiful photo Ashley. One day I’m going to send you all of my questions about your amazing post processing :)

    Feel better soon and Happy New Year to you and your family.

    Love, love, love the vintage feel. Gorgeous!

    Hope you’re feeling 100% better when 2011 arrives. XO!

    Agreed, this is such a peaceful scene as well as beautiful! Feel better soon! Happy New Year!

    Hope you get to feeling better soon. And you’re right, that feeling of knowing what the final shot is going to end up as before it’s done is so invigorating! I love that feeling.
    Thanks for being such a great inspiration. I look forward to seeing more of your shots in 2011. Happy new year!

    Beautiful…I hope you feel better soon!!! Take care. Happy New Years!

    This is just gorgeous! I’ve never had much interest in learning how to apply textures, but you are making me want to learn after seeing how beautiful your photos are!

    I love those unexpected photo moments. Well done!

    Beautiful!! It does look like a postcard!

    What a gorgeous shot! I love old barns especially when surrounded by a blanket of white.

    Hope you are back to 100% soon and have a great New Year’s weekend!

    absolutely positively gorgeous. it’s perfect. very high WOW factor.
    Happy New Year!

    gorgerous as always. you neve cease to amaze.

    this is so pretty.

    Get well, I am having a coughing day as well.

    You so totally have what I had! But that stinks because I am JUST now getting over the coughin (4 days later) bleh! And you definitely captured “postcard” here!! You have an eye for it I tell ya!

    That’s just beautiful Ashley!

    Lovely shot – and that texture suits it so well.

    Love that photo. It’s gorgeous. Happy New Year and feel better!

    Great shot! I am with you on the sick bandwagon! I hope you get to feeling better soon!

    wow. is that for real? I mean I know it is, but it looks awesome. thanks for linking up!

    This is gorgeous Ashley!

    Ahhh…beautiful. It really does look like a postcard. Looks like you guys are enjoying the snow, eh? :D

    I just found your photo challenges page. Thanks for organizing that! It’s very helpful to a new blogger like me!

    Beautiful! I really like your processing!

    This photo is every bit as amazing as you are talented! Happy New Year, Ashley!

    SOOOOOOO BEAUTIFUL!!!!!! Love your edit… would make an amazing print or postcard! Hope you feel better soon!

    I love the shot and the texture, hope you feel better soon and have a lovely new year

    awww…so so very pretty!
    Happy New Year!

    Wow! What a gorgeous scene!!

    We are having a day like that here. 11 degrees and snow.

    Love the photo – feel better!!

    OMG it’s gorgeous! Love the editing!

    Beautiful.. Feel better!!!

    Great job! I like the old postcard feel of it. It’s amazing you all still have that much snow.

    Hope you feel better soon! What a bummer. Hope you have a great new year’s day nonetheless!

    I love the old postcard feel to this –so pretty!

    I really really REALLY hope you are doing an etsy shop or doing postcards or something! These photographs are simply beautiful-I love this one!

    Feel better soon Ashley!! If you want a tasty throat soother, grate about an inch of fresh ginger into a cup, add the juice of one lemon, and pour boiling water in with it. Add honey to taste. Add a good book, a soft blanket, and lots of rest.

    Happy New Year!!

    First and foremost, Happy New Year, Ash!!!

    I love this shot for too many reason to name. But, one in particular, it makes me want MORE snow to frolic in!!!

    Gorgeous photo. Hope you feel better soon. btw you are almost to 1000 followers. :D

    Love it, It does look like a postcard!

    Amazing picture…I just love your snow-scapes. XOXO

    Ug, so sorry to hear that you are so sick:(. My little girl is really sick right now too. It’s not fun! Get better soon and what a beautiful edit of this barn!! Happy New Year blog friend!

    Beautiful photo–it should be framed! Feel better soon!

    Love the photo. Get well soon and a Happy New Year to you!

    So pretty! Its bizzare looking at your snow photo’s when its stinking hot here and I’ve spent the day swimming in the ocean, lol. Happy Blogoversary for yesterday too!

    that is insaine! <3

    Beautiful work :) The texturing on this is perfect for the scene.. really makes me miss snow even more so than I already do spending my first winter here on Okinawa lol.

    This is gorgeous. I’m sorry you’re still feeling under the weather; being sick during the holidays is the worst! Feel better soon, and Happy New Year!

    What a scene to get to shoot Ashley. I love how you’ve processed the image. Those grasses arching over frame the photo so well at the bottom.

    This is such a pretty view, especially with the snow.

    Feel better! Beautiful texture on this shot.

    This picture is AMAZING!

    This is beyond words gorgeous. I agree with Nicolasa…belongs in a book. Totally amazing.