My Favorite Photograph

I like taking pictures. I’m generally not great at it, but I still enjoy taking the odd snapshot when the mood strikes me.

There’s one exception to my photographic mediocrity: a picture I took in Sleepy Hollow, New York, several years ago when we’d gone up to visit my wife’s family. We were being all touristy in the village, checking out the churchyard cemetery where Washington Irving (of Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman fame) is buried. The church itself was quite old and rather lovely, that it was closed at the time. Undaunted, I used my phone (and a photography app called Hipstamatic) to take a picture through the window. I ended up picking up a reflection from te window, creating an effect that I was tremendously pleased with:

I was afraid I’d lost this photo when my laptop hard drive crashed last year, but thankfully I’d posted it to Facebook and was able to recover it from there.