A few years ago I started taking my photography seriously. I used to take a lot of snapshots of Christmas, Birthdays, and family gatherings. I have had many, many different cameras over the years. It started with a Brownie when I was twelve. Then moved up the ranks, my first digital camera was a Kodak with one megapixel.
After I retired, I needed a hobby, that might even earn a little bit of extra income. I've always loved the country, I started with a Canon EOS Rebel t3I, and haphazardly roamed the country roads. I got lost a lot!
Then one day I saw a barn on Old Troy Pike in Champaign County. A very nice lady, Joan Zerkle, was sitting on the porch, I asked permission to photograph her barn and explained what I was doing. She was happy to oblige. I wandered around snapping pictures for about half an hour. When I was getting ready to leave, she told me to wait a minute, she had something for me. She went in the house, and brought out a map of Champaign County. Every barn in the county had a red "X" or red dot, hundreds of them. I no longer get lost, I know where I'm going, and where I've been. No more haphazard driving. I highlight the roads travelled, and have over 600 images of barns and the countrysides. Thank you very much, Joan!
This is one of my favorites.