Well, not quite summer, rather a perfect sunny, low humidity afternoon in late May.
But this image speaks to me of summer, with the leafy canopy of old trees and patterns of dappled
sunlight turning the expansive lawn of this old stone house into a carpet of magical patterns.
I liked the relaxed, timeless serenity in this scene, although lots of
visitors were around, enjoying the Baltimore Herb Festival in Leakin Park.
The rough-hewn stone of the house was probably quarried nearby
in the Patapsco Valley; it can seen in other old structures in the region (**).
And are you picking up the fragrance of honeysuckle? Not sure I did when I shot the scene,
but that’s OK -- like summer, it’s “there” in the picture. Enjoy a lemonade? And do I hear
Eddie Heywood's "Soft Summer Breeze" playing from a Mercury '45' wafting from an open window? (*)
Shot on Fujichrome Provia 400X slide film in my Canon EOS-3 with L-Series 28-80mm lens.
©2015 Steve Ember