Spring's crayola colors
Photos of nature's changing palette at Sheep Dog Hollow.
When photographing Sheep Dog Hollow, the 1902 farmhouse reporter Alexandra Marks has been working to renovate and make into an energy-efficient home, I often returned to the same spots to check progress. However, it was the change of seasons that kept me enraptured.
Construction began in mid-fall, when my palette ranged from brown to gold to orange with a few fading yellows. By November 2009, I could have been photographing back in the days of black-and-white film. After four months of working with winter's limited light and the snow's blinding highlights, I was done. Ah, April. The grass looked like it had been colored in by a child with a Crayola crayon. The forsythia branches mimicked sunlight, as they soon will again. I shed my jacket and eagerly dived into the scene with my camera.