September 22nd – 28th
This is quite the unexpected post but then again who can really plan anything. I went to the Marble House today with the idea that I wanted to shoot the Tea House. I spoke to a few very nice people with the Preservation Society (Marilyn and Andrea) about why I was shooting and they were very enthusiastic and supportive of my idea. I set up all around the Tea House, shot it from all angles even some detail shots with my off-camera flashes. Then this cat, which had been hanging around all day, lined himself right up with the big boys and took his rightful place. I flicked my camera off its tri-pod (I was setting up for a HDR shot of the front of the building) and slowly worked my way over to my subject. He was amenable enough until I got too close and then he let out a big roar.
Upon returning home I uploaded all my photos and started the editing process. I quickly stopped and Googled the Tea House to see what I was up against. Looking through the image results I saw the same picture again and again and I knew that my images of the Tea House would fall into that impressive repetition so I made the easy decision to post this shot. With this blog I am not trying to capture the postcard view of the island rather I am trying to show how I see the island. And today I serendipitously saw a mini-panther guarding old-lady Vanderbilt’s tea house.