I had to wait for the kiddies and moms to clear this shot and still had to do some manual cloning, including taking the clunky sign out. The crowd was a bit much for a weekday and even highway #66 seemed overloaded with travelers and RVs probably on their way up to Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park (right of the windmill). We just got out of there last Tuesday and I figure it will be a wild one for the summer.. Highway #66 does not appear in this shot. I appreciated the way the sky was beginning to display in a strange spray on the widest angle shots. I moved in for a tighter shot on the red barn after I captured "The old spread" and tried to crop problems as was possible. I fiddled with the horizon but this has to be on a slant. The terrain slopes down and left to McIntosh Lake that is over toward northwest Longmont. On the right hand side of the frame is the new stock shed where they are housing the ponies and pigs while the slow elk, left, crop the pasture. There are several exhibits inside the red barn for the mommas to explain to the kiddies. Careful, the chickens and bunnies are under foot; A delight to the kiddies no doubt. I could have shot photos of the signs so I’d have a record. Perhaps tomorrow?
In any case I had planned to trek out here this Friday when they announced possible showers and when I saw the morning clouding coming around, I bailed. This is the McIntosh-Lohr Farm Agricultural Museum on Highway #66, (not the same #66). I had by now dropped everything else. Though the clouding having been absent recently, they really popped the structures today but I still had to wait for the chickens to cross the road before they allowed me passage. Today served up a sprinkle here and they promise 92 tomorrow. Keep editing in the cool, I guess. I am spending extra time on the best of the captures considering the abundant skies.
I was just in time for the sky. I looked out of my window and jumped up, gathered my camera and split. I scored shots out here some years ago but the sky was a dud and I was using my old D70. The farm/museum is part way between Largemont and Hygiene, Colorado. Today, I can afford the time to stop and look (it was my race on debt for being there) over the old shots I ought to have spotted before. I bet though I’d better manage it in an hour or two. They have added and new venues and I am in a wandering mood. Here is one of my early results. The day would later collapse to overcast, allowing time to start editing. There COULD be some time involved in editing. After I boiled the layers down to a TIFF, I finally managed to take out two of the overly massive BoCo eyesore signs but someone might remind them that kid’s eyesight is usually excellent but most of the kids here today couldn’t read yet. There was virtually NO information on the supposed BoCo website. BoCo has gone far overboard on touchy-feely apparently. Mostly they buy leftover gravel pits for the BoCo aggressive, un-open space campaign to pound money into holes! I expect someone over their is trying to build an aggressive mosquito rearing program when the holes fill with water.