I like the way the two doorways, the standing man, and the figures in background make a diagonal that leads your eye through the picture. Also the way the two doorways frame the standing man. I also like the textures of the door step, stepping stones and gravel.
Taken at the Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden in May, 2012 with a Sony Nex N and Sigma 30mm f.2.8 DN (I think).
I liked the contrasty light that made the colors of the leaf particularly vibrant, and also the contrast with more subdued colors of the wood. The directional light also helped to bring out the textures of the wood.
Taken back in November, 2010 with my then carry everywhere camera: a Panasonic Lumix ZS-3.
I’m fascinated by diners, particularly old ones and according to Retro Roadmap (and his source Diners of New York) this one is a rare 1939 National brand diner. The original speckled porcelain enamel tiles on the exterior had been covered over at one point, but revealed during a renovation during the 1990s.
According to Keepin’ it Kleen this is: “…a rare, true diner. Classic diners were prefabricated buildings modeled on train dining cars and mass produced by companies out of New Jersey. This model is called a “National diner,” and it inspired the Sunset Diner in Little Lulu comics.”
For an interesting take on this diner see: “A Case for the Spider? The Mystery of the Sunset Diner” by D. Michele Maki.
Taken with a Sony RX-100 M3.
There were plenty of things for children too – e.g. Humpty Dumpty (above, sitting on a wall of course).
The caterpillar from Alice in Wonderland.
Shrek themed rear entrance to the main house.
And even if you’re not into military memorials, dinosaurs and the like it’s wonderful just to wander around in the gardens at Lasdon.
More rustic arches. They’re probably spectacular when whatever it is that grows up them is in bloom.