Peaceful Summer Afternoon

On a visit to the beautiful Winterthur estate, former home of the DuPont family near Wilmington, Delaware, visitors can take a ride through the extensive grounds on an open bus. If you visit, I highly recommend taking advantage of this, as you will get a wonderful sense of the size of the estate and, if you’re as lucky as we were, your guide will give you lots of interesting and fun facts that you might not hear elsewhere.

If your bus is full or nearly so, and you’re a camera-bug like myself, you may find yourself on the wrong side when passing by something pretty. That’s what happened in this shot. Normally a landscape image will be in landscape orientation, that is, wider than it is tall. But when you’re shooting between human heads, and out of the corner of your eye you catch such lovely light and color, you quickly turn your camera sideways and snap … and cross your fingers! The beautiful goldenrod and Queen Anne’s lace sprinkled all through this summery field were just too pretty not to try.

I’d have liked to take a long stroll all along this road with my camera, and hope to get back and do that some fine summer’s day. The rolling hills you see here offer wonderful views and vistas that, even as un-shy as I am, I didn’t have the heart to ask the bus driver to stop for!

Original photographic image taken in August of 2014 with the Nikon D7000 and the 18-200mm vr Nikkor lens. Lots of fun with the image in Photoshop CS6.


As always, a click on the image will take you to my website for a view with a much nicer watermark … and … purchase options.  And as always, the image is available on other products and can be licensed. Just let me know.  Leaving your own thoughts of country lanes and summer days is always appreciated … don’t be shy … if the comment section isn’t right below here, just make sure you’ve clicked on the above title and the “comment” box will appear.


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