This ramshackle barn sits a couple of miles down the road from where I live. Ever since I've lived here in the middle of cotton country, I've envisioned a photo of this barn surrounded by the white fields of cotton. This is the first year since we've lived here that they actually planted cotton near the barn so I have been waiting all year for the perfect moment.
This morning, on my way to work, I noticed the fields were perfect - but I didn't have my DSLR. I snapped this photo sitting in my car right smack in the middle of the road - I promise, I was watching both ways for traffic but on Sunday morning, it was pretty deserted.
I took the photo in color, cropped it and converted it to black and white - and only then did I notice the hawk on the peak of the barn!