Change with the Seasons

An excellent way to keep photos of a subdivision or cityscape fresh is to retake pictures with the change of seasons. It would be great if all the subjects featured in a community were shown in fresh spring green, the lush colors of summer, golden reds and browns of fall and covered by snow in the winter. Think about the pictures you have already submitted. If they were taken in the fall and winter, mark your “to do” list for May and June to go back and shoot them again. If you have some good shots from past growing seasons, take them again the next winter.

Take a look at these two sets of elegant photos from New  Jersey depicting two scenes at different times of the year. The first set is of the Old Oak Tree in Basking Ridge, NJ. An area landmark, the tree is located in the graveyard of the Presbyterian Church and was just a sapling when Columbus arrived in America. It was already 400 when the Revolutionary War began.

Basking Ridge's famous Oak Tree is nearly 600 years old
Basking Ridge’s famous Oak Tree is nearly 600 years old
Landmark 600-year-old oak tree; this cemetery includes some Revolutionary War soldier graves
Landmark 600-year-old oak tree; this cemetery includes some Revolutionary War soldier graves

The second pair of photos was taken of a park in Bloomfield, NJ.,  in the spring and the winter. The contrast of the seasons is shown beautifully and so is this stunning feature of the community.

Halcyon Park Pond in spring, seen through lovely pink cherry blossoms
Halcyon Park Pond in spring, seen through lovely pink cherry blossoms 
Halcyon Park's frozen and snow covered pond
Halcyon Park’s frozen and snow covered pond
 

Both the tree and the park are fine subjects for photos, beautiful in all seasons and from all angles. There can never be enough photos of any single subject in Agent Insight. The angle of a picture chosen by one agent will be different from that chosen by another. The pictures on a given page scroll through and the larger the collection, the better the subject will be represented.

Let your imagination go as you make a list of the places you want to depict at different times of the year. Even subdivision entrance markers look different covered in snow or surrounded by blooming flowers!

 

Photos by Chantal Konicek, RE/MAX Alliance, Basking Ridge, NJ; Louis Larosa, RE/MAX Premier, Warren, NJ; and Barbara P. Hughes, RE/MAX Village Square – Upper Montclair, NJ.

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