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My second favorite time of the day (sunrise FTW) and a fantastic time to wander around town with my camera.
I will say this about photog friends: they keep you in it. My friend from Denver Joseph Kreydatus inspired me to get out tonight and a post from Carissa Snedeker got me to notice the tree in the very last shot and inspired that photograph and also inspired me to talk to some people and get a few candid shots. It’s so important to keep friends in your craft and to always look for inspiration.
First stop was a local farm.
Then driving under an overpass I was drawn by the supports and its shadows.
Finally, on to the riverfront right in town, one of my very favorite places to photograph.
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This is part two of my journey to explore the pine barrens. This time I went to see the ruins of an old paper mill of the once thriving community.
As I was leaving I found a bonus cactus!
Next was the preserved town of Batsto. It was a scorching day but I nonetheless enjoyed the relaxing walk through this historic town.
I found this weird bug – any idea why this thing is?!
Last but not least, a quick stop by an old cemetary
Dawn Haggerty just added an entry for the April mcs and the POD is from her as well! Standard decay greatness, keep it up!
On my way to the 2012 Sweet Adelines International Region 19 Competition my gals and I took the Cape May – Lewes ferry out of Joisey into Delaware. This was one of the only times during that 4 day marathon of singing, fun, more singing and more fun I had a chance to use my camera but it was TOTALLY worth lugging it along for these shots!
On a side note, big congrats to my fabulous Jersey Sound Chorus on placing 3rd in mid-size chorus and 4th overall. What we are REALLY excited about is scoring over 600 points, giving our director the title of Master Director. Way to go, ladies!
A very dear friend of mine, who happens to be Godmother to my youngest has an amazing well tended garden behind her historic townhome. I sang with her today for Easter and spent a little time strolling the grounds enjoying the company, the smells, and sights. It was a therapeutic end to a very hectic few months. I hope you enjoy!
is much easier said than done. At this point in my photographic journey if I want to go out and take some pictures of this or that, it’s pretty easy.
However, taking pictures to capture something as abstract as an idea or a theme is well… not.
Today’s task was to capture the essence of my town’s small business “Main Street”. Easy, right? Just snap some photos of the street, go in a couple places, capture people doing what they do (obtaining releases… ughhghghgh) and viola! You have ART.
I managed to get one decent one from the set. I have 2 weeks to do better. Time to surf Flickr for inspiration. :/