The fourth of July 2019 at a scene I’ve shot many times and moods. This feels like a hot summer day on the Delaware Bay at Port Mahon. If you’re familiar with the location, you know the smell of dead horseshoe crabs, marsh and salt water, the buzz of various sky demons from hell (biting flies of the most aggressive sort) and the sound of the gulls squawking as they wheel in the air.
While we waited for a few hours to get into Versailles last April, the weather was going through a few changes. It went from bright and sunny, to misty with wind, then backed off a bit and finally gray and almost raining while we were in the Gardens. Lots of folks think blue skies make the best photos, but I prefer high, poofy, white clouds in the background to have some visual interest.