Almost thirteen years ago we travelled to visit family in Carmel, Indiana. Fall had sort of "fallen" although the grass was still green. I've been drawn to park benches for a very long time and was happy to find that Debby and Mark had a bench in their yard...a yard that was more like a park. Debby is an awesome photographer who was patient enough to walk me around the property when the light was perfect and give me tips on how to compose maximizing light and geometry. As the autumn sunset approached I framed the bench inside the tall trees, their lengthening shadows, and the bright, dying light.
Although they've moved and the park bench is probably long gone, I carry the memories of that place and remember the light and the mentoring. I think, in fact, that I'm always looking for that same line of shadows, the same golden tones, and, the same type of mood. The trip was fun, lots of laughs, great food, and wonderful image finding. Ah...memories.