My friend Ruth Dennison holds the enviable position of curator for the Michael Heller Homestead in Hellertown, PA. As such, she plans and schedules all kinds of events, including the spring "barn shoot" with Olympus Visionary Frank Smith. I've done this shoot before, but it's worth doing again and again, thanks to Frank's knowledge and encouragement, and the excellent access to some photogenic history. As they have in years past, museum docents served as models, dressing in period costumes and taking places in various places around the homestead.
Frank comes equipped with reflectors, and most of the group tags along - although sometimes this can be your cue to go where everyone else is NOT.
We were especially fortunate that the rain had pretty much blown away by the time we went outside, leaving droplets behind in the flower garden.
After an hour at the Heller Homestead, we were issued maps and sent a mile or so down the road to a horse farm (the name escapes me). The barn was old, and had some nice details, but it was easily upstaged by the resident horses.
This was my first opportunity, at least in recent memory, to include horses in my pictures. Looking forward to more!
A good - and educational - time was had by all. Stay tuned for the big Saucon Valley barn tour in the fall!