Finally…! heading out for some sunshine …

It’s been a while I have gone out wandering for good compositions and light, and proving myself I am learning photography in the right spirit. For a couple of months most of the photography learning was just around sitting on the couch and watching YouTube videos… I had this dilemma to go out and try something practically and however the cold weather wasn’t co-operating much. Finally I did find a bit of time today and decided to break my daily routine to find some place nearby to get some fresh air and if possible a decent shot.

Finally I decided to head to photograph the old sycamore tree near the old Wetherill Barn at Pawling which I came across while wandering in google map for interesting locations nearby.

This one can be called as one of the totally unplanned and underprepared shot of the day, as the sun was almost about to hide behind the horizon line and I was just walking into the scene. There were a lot of low clouds ready to block the sunlight soon enough. With a bit of challenge to shoot against the sun, all my options were just limited to place the sun inside the frame in a way that it is masked partially behind the curling branch of the sycamore tree. Tree was fantastic, and had its branches twisted in all directions creating a different dimension leading the eyes to the old house. Talking to someone who was dog-walking on the trail, I learned the tree in my frame above is a 250+ year old sycamore tree and has a bit of history connected with it. With the chaos created by all the branches and fairly busy twigs from all the trees around, it is no grand vista to be in a portfolio. I would rather call it a sensible try to get outside and do some photography along the trail walk after a while. 

Hope you have enjoyed the post…  See you soon in another post!

Golden rays on the golden flowers

Beautiful rays of the setting sun peeking through the sunflower petals… The warmth of the scene is such a feast to the eyes. I was just driving without any plans in mind over a weekend, just to kill the time and went pass this beautiful farm at Elverson, Pennsylvania. Watching the setting sun lighting up these golden flowers was such a beautiful scene. Most of the flowers in the farm were almost died, and I had to run around the place before the sunset to find the few remaining sunflowers that have fresh petals. These pictures are a humble try to recreate that evening feeling…