There is what I assume to be an old store at the intersection of Haynes Road and Pantry Lane in Sudbury, Massachusetts. It’s on my alternate road to work; so I pass it often and keep cataloging it as a building to be photographed. I’ve gone there camera-ready several times, but the light was never quite right. Recently, I’ve noticed that the early morning light is good this time of year, but stopping on the way to work has been impossible with the traffic. By this time of year most of the snow has solidified into walls of ice on the sides of the road side. You feel like you are driving in some kind of tunnel. So there is never a way to safely pull over during rush hour.
In any event. on Sunday I took advantage of the shift in time (spring ahead) to stop and take a picture of this building. The result is shown in Figure1. I moved progressively into the scene and in the end I settled upon this door and window shot. I love the peeling paint and the little flag that is always there. I surprised myself by deciding that I favored color for the photograph. It was not my original intent. However, I realized that the colors of the building are part of what really appeals to me about the little structure, particularly the red, white, and blue of the tiny flag against the warm brown wood. I am pretty happy with the end result.