Now my reason for tagging along with Reesh on this trip was to scout out new locations for my scenic shots, as that gallery has far less shots in it then my other two main one's. All the way on the trip up from the Big Apple my mind had pictures of quaint New England shops and rustic New England homes surrounded by marvelous fall colors.
Since we came up in the middle of the night Friday it was too dark for me to see any buildings or homes well. But tomorrow was another day and when Ricia walked down the hall and knocked on the door to my room Saturday morning, first thing on my mind was keeping a look out for those type of shots.
But to this point none of the buildings that I'd photographed honestly matched the visions I had in my head. Though I will admit the shot I took of the bed and bath shop next to the Inn we'd stayed in was quite charming in that classic small town way, with wears being displayed outside the shop and hanging on trees, before the shop even opened. Where are you ever going to go in New York and see that?
Now as we drove down Hope street, a route Ricia quite possibly chose to give me chances to spot my envisioned shots, my eyes darted back and forth both sides of the street. As luck would have it, any edifice I really liked artistically either required me to enter onto private property to capture it best, or it had the look of private property that would prevent me from entering onto it. The public ones weren't exactly singing to my soul.
Then a large decaying Gothic looking structure passed by my eyes on my right and really looked interesting, better yet it looked abandoned, though neither of us was totally sure. So when Ricia parked across the street to let me get some shots, she joked with me essentially saying to keep my eyes open in case someone came out with a shotgun.
As I walked up what looked to use to be the driveway I had to admit while this home still didn't fit the classic charming New England home vision in my head, it certainly was different and definitely visually interesting.