I was thinking about this yesterday as I was driving down a winding road flanked by tall trees. And I passed an ancient red barn with strong, clean lines and wrought iron hardware. "Now THAT," I thought to myself, "is classic New England." Then I drove by a small pasture that held two giant workhorses. And I thought, "I have horses in my neighborhood. That is so weird." And then I passed a small waterfall tumbling over rocks and I thought, "I don't hate that. I should drive down this road more often."
Here's my idea: what if I took pictures of the quintessential New England that I see every day? The things that people love so much that they FLY here just to DRIVE AROUND and look out their windshield (and maybe stay at a B&B with twee wallpaper - wait, getting off track. sorry). Perhaps if I saw these things in photos, I could see more clearly what people are responding to........and then I might be more able to appreciate these things.
My camera will be my new set of eyes.
I will call it...........
"The Photo Acclimation Project."
(but I'd still trade a red barn for some good Viet Namese food. In a heartbeat!)
Here are some photos I've taken so far. I'll keep posting them as my camera sees them. Tell me what you think.......would you want to live here?