I traveled to Brooklyn Heights for a wonderful 1st Communion this month. The family was so warm and open and the brownstone was a incredible canvas to create upon. Everything came together so perfectly. I love the fact that brownstones are built ‘up’ – 5 floors+ that would be a 2 floor home in the ‘burbs. I used the narrowness of the space and the side lighting to make this image. I saw the repeating patterns of the steps, shadows of the balusters, the leading lines and loved how it all came together! And then I saw the shadow of the girl ‘breaking’ the continuity – I loved it and then I decided it had to be in B&W. While the colors were subtle, in the org, I wanted the composition to be in front. I think it works very well.
The mission of the Maplewood Community Garden is to promote organic gardening practices and healthy eating, provide fresh produce to local food pantries, and nurture and encourage a love of gardening among its members and community partners.