After a long hiatus, I have finally decided to kick start the Lunch Break Series back up again. Now that the weather is cooler and things at home are marginally less chaotic have settled down a bit, I have dusted off my camera and ventured back into the wonderfully mundane exotic landscape that is the Research Triangle Park at lunchtime. I took this photo below on such a venture recently (click to see full size).
As mentioned in a previous post, the RTP area is dotted with old farms that are being torn down and razed for further development. In any given woods, you can usually find an old tobacco barn or remnants of farm buildings. This wasn’t a tobacco barn, but a dilapidated tractor barn near the road. The barn was plastered with no trespassing signs, which I pretended not to see duly noted before also noticing the construction/road workers on the property were standing around smoking hard at work and didn’t seem to care if I existed was there or not. Except, of course, for the two workers at the edge of the barn who went into a frenzy of activity when they saw me walking towards them. I imagine with my dress clothes and work badge dangling from my belt I looked like an inspector or something.
Which was fine by me – whatever helped me not be reported for trespassing get this picture before they tore the place down.
PS – the nerd postscript – Canon 40D, 10-22mm, F8.0, Shutterspeed…umm…not very fast?, 3 exposures at +/- 2, merged in Photomatix and refined with both Lightroom and Nik Color Effects. Is anyone still awake?