Statue in our garden

Around the time I took this the weather was bad and I wasn’t getting out much. So thinking of Josef Sudek I took a few pictures in the garden.

Actually it’s not really a statue. It’s a fountain, but the water part of it has not worked for some time. I think it’s just that the pump needs to be replaced, but I never seem to get around to it.

Taken with a Sony A500 and Tamron A18 AF 18-250mm f3.5-6.3.

Sea of grass

Taken at Rockwood Hall. It was late in the afternoon and the light was golden as the sun went down over the Palisades. I tried a low angle to emphasize their mass. The first couple of shots I took excluded the trees in the background, but I decided that a few of them gave more of a sense of distance.

Taken with a Sony RX-100 M3.

A trip to Muscoot Farm – Bringing the Cows in.

We’d been visiting the old dairy barn and just as we were leaving the farm workers were bringing in the cows from the field to the barn. This brought back memories. My paternal grandmother owned a farm and when I was young (and before she sold the land for development) I remember her doing exactly the same thing.

It also solved a bit of a mystery. A while back I took a picture at Muscoot of some chains attached to wooden posts (see: Chains). At the time I didn’t know what their purpose was. Now I do. The’re used to make a corridor for the cows to pass through on their way into the barn.

Taken with a Sony RX-100 M3.