“Sometimes the most productive thing you can do is to relax.”
~ Mark Black ~
Call me old fashioned… or maybe just boring… but a weekend with no plans is awesome. It’s akin to a rare solar eclipse in that it’s both unusual and special at the same time. A blissful 48 hours.
What could be better?
This past weekend was one such event. The planets aligned and a full weekend of nothing was on the schedule. Where to begin was the key question.
Driving to Orange County (NY) on Friday night seemed like a good starting point. The Black Dirt region in Pine Island offers some of the most fertile soil for farming in North America. The glacier deposits from thousands of years ago is a true marvel. For the last century, onions have been the predominant vegetable grown in this area.
From a photographers perspective… colors, lines and textures abound. The hardest decision is what to include in your frame? In a recent blog post, “25 Tips for Better Photos,” I mention the adage, ‘when you think you’re close, get closer.’ The two farm photos follow this concept. The first image is a ‘scene setter’ (i.e. old school expression for overall environment or sets the scene), but lacked a main subject and balance in my opinion. Getting closer and isolating one piece of grass seemed to provide better balance & harmony to the overall image.
Where to go Saturday morning was easy… Rockland Lake State Park (NY). The cool Friday evening allowed for a foggy, moody type morning. History reminded me the kids rowing crew on weekends this time of year would be launching their boats at 7:00 AM.
It’s a brand new day
Rise & Shine…