I am glad to report that March was much more photo-filled than February. It was still a relatively slow month with three weekend outings and a late night shot at Northern Lights. The trips to Preston/Lanesboro, Alexandria and Rice Lake were all equally great and more than made up for the lack of quantity with their quality.
This last month I focused a lot on cupolas. Cupol-what? Yes, I just finally learned the term for those thingy’s that sit on top of barns. As it turns out, cupolas are both ornamental and functional structures placed on top of a dome or roof to provide ventilation and in some cases even allow access from the inside of the building to the outside. The early history of the cupola is that of a pseudo-tower. It has served many purposes throughout history – covering a light source, adding ventilation and also as a statement of style. In the past I have glanced over these cupolas and haven’t paid them much attention. I have now take a special interest in them and look for their ornate and often times quite detailed features. The ones I have captured thus far have been mostly metal…glorious rusty metal. Every once in a while I see a wooden cupola, but they do not seem to be as fancy as their metal counterparts.
The following are my favorite shots of March. As per usual I have done black and white conversions on the original renditions and vice versa.