Last of the autumn leaves

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.

Peekskill – Center Diner

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.