My friend Harry got a concession to offer food, drink and music on an unused sandy spit off tthe East River (seen in the background here) where the water taxi came to port in Long Island City. This shot is from September 2008.
Continuing to post old pictures from Septembers past, this is the first one from 2008.
As viewed from the Vesper Boat Club, September 2006.
Another oldie from September 2006.
Sticking with the archive while I’m still traveling in the US, this one’s from September 2006.
This one, like the last post, is also from September, 2006.
I’m back in the US briefly so no new posts. Instead, I turn to the archive for photos taken in Septembers past, starting 16 years ago in September 2007. Some of the pictures that follow over the next week or so have never been shown here before, others are re-edited using newer tools and an evolved sense of how best to use them.
I wonder if they will update what they call this place?
Equally, there’s something about solo trees with no leaves in summer that cries out for portraiture.
There’s something about 2 trees alone in a field that says, “photograph us.”
One of our walks takes us past a horse (and donkey) farm. There were some new residents this time.
One of the loveliest things we’ve been enjoying on our rambles around Farnham is the golden warm tones of the sun on the grass and trees, complemented by the cool tones of the lowering sky and clouds.
We passed by various farms…
From the train station in Guildford we made it across the River Wey and up Pewley Hill for some magnificent vistas.
I think I probably posted a picture of this tree last time I visited Waverley Abbey but it really does stand out from its surroundings. This time we brought our US visitors on our hike to the ruined abbey and I took a bunch more shots – I hope not too similar to those I posted last time. Click any of the images below to see them enlarged (you may have to click into the post title first for this to work if you’re seeing this in email or on social media).
Just before we got to Waverley Abbey with our US guests I saw this view of the River Wey. Gorgeous!
I’ve already posted about Mother Ludlum’s cave on a past visit but this time we brought along our US visitors. It’s actually pretty difficult to get a good single picture that captures the exterior of the cave, the gate, and gives a sense of the interior. Here’s another stab at it.
We took a longish walk with our US guests, through the Moor Park along the River Wey. Again the reflections of the foliage in the river got my attention.
A most unremarkable photo. I was struck by the tree and it’s shadow on the plain green background of the grass. I tried it in B&W but that didn’t really work for me. I tried reducing the saturation and a variety of other treatments. In the end I left it alone but changed it from Fuji’s Provia, my standard base raw interpretation to Fuji’s Classic Negative, which is somewhat less saturated. This is less bright green than I remember the original scene but more like the image I was trying to capture.