Photo Monday – Neighborhood

We were away from Park Slope this Summer and it’s been a pleasure to come back. The girls are back in school and loving their new teachers. We still don’t have a kitchen and my sewing is still packed up. But I’m back in my neighborhood. Walking V to school, I noticed the flowers and greenery everywhere and how they spilled out from behind metal ironwork fences.  How, if left alone, nature will take over. Like a tree growing into a fence. Or the way the forrest near my parents’ house is always creeping onto the paved road. So Friday, I set out to get pictures of the plants and fences. I usually don’t have an exact idea of what I’m going to be photographing but this time, I knew.



All of these were taken on 3rd Street. It’s a large one with a bicycle path and wide sidewalks. Like most streets around here, there are mature trees everywhere. It’s a lovely walk. I think I could find enough pretty details for a month’s worth of posts. In fact, three of these were taken on a one block stretch, on only one side!




I’d really like to figure out good stoop shots though. There’s an Instagram account that has great ones. It’s called stoopsofbrooklyn. I thought the wide angle lens would be just the ticket but it still isn’t quite right. Maybe I just need more practice. Anybody have any suggestions for me? How do you get good images of architecture?

Creative mommy at home to two wonderful little girls, trying to juggle family, sewing, exercise, family, knitting, photography, and did I mention family?

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2 comments on “Photo Monday – Neighborhood
  1. Charity says:

    Plant life always seems to find a place to grow! I love the third photo!


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