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I accompanied a friend for his first tattoos (and ended up getting another one myself). He has been wanting these for years and each holds a significant personal meaning. What a privilege to document a very significant occasion for a good friend.
Thanks to the amazing ladies at Got Ink? tattoos for allowing me to photograph in their shop.
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Like I did at #100, I will recap my favorites from the last 100 posts. I will take a photo or two from each post, feel free to click on the link to see the whole set. It should be noted not long after I post this I will change my mind about the top ten… but I won’t cheat and change them.
Thank you for reading, commenting and subscribing – it really keeps me inspired to get out there and keep going! Seriously… I’ve been writing this blog for almost 2 years and if no one ever read it I would’ve stopped ages ago!
#10: In The Trenches
WW2 reenacting is a hobby my husband loves. So not only did I have the opportunity to get some great photos, I got to spend some time with my guy doing what we love.
I have taken a lot of photos in a lot of abandoned buildings but having to do little to no post processing, keeping the natural light and colors, this set is among my favorites.
This was one of those days I just got out, with no particular destination from the get go, and just had a great day doing what I love to do. Asbury Park had so many of my favorite things to shoot, and of all the shots, these two are by far my favorite.
This was a breaking out of sorts. Inspired by some photography friends I stepped out of my comfort zone and starting photographing… *gasp* … people! I used to be so uncomfortable asking random strangers “may I take your picture?” but now it comes so easily.
I have always loved astronomy and going out at night to photograph remarkable astrological happenings is one of my very favorite things.
Eastern State Penitentiary is still one of my favorite places to go, and this day in particular not only did I see some usually off limits areas, I met a few new friends, too. Atlas Obscura, the creator of Obscura Day who made this tour and hundreds others all over the world, featured the above photograph on their blog post which made it extra sweet!
This is a set of photos I just love… I know at least one will make it on my wall.
This is a post I wasn’t particularly happy with the photographs, however it is by far my favorite place I’ve ever explored. Nikola Tesla is such an amazing historical figure, and to step on the grounds where he once trod, I was so in awe photos were almost a chore, interrupting my geeky zen. The fact that my phone broke because of the natural electromagnetic energy of the area, something Tesla took into great consideration when choosing his lab sites, was just the coolest thing.
This is the most personal entry on my blog, and it really was one of the best days I’ve ever had. The joy of getting the news that my child who had been sick for three long years was all better still brings me to tears to this day.
This was one of the few times I really felt like I was doing something so much bigger than just taking photos. After Hurricane Sandy, I was so moved by the spirit of community and the relief efforts I set out over several days to tell a few stories of the people and communities affected by this horrible natural disaster. I still look at the Sandy entries often, but most particularly this one because of the amazing people I met. It was such a privilege to tell their story.
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I trekked to one of the tallest points in the county I live in, which also happens to be in the Pinelands, away from all the light pollution that comes with being so close to Philadelphia.
Hiking to our destination, I took some photos on the trails.
Then it was on to the Fire Tower for photos of the sunset, and the main attraction of the evening, Mercury, Venus, and Jupiter arranged in a triangle in the sky, or, for the sciency types (like me) the technical term is a planetary conjunction.
I had the pleasure of meeting a lovely family who was there for the same purpose. The husband, a photographer, let me use my tripod because I had forgotten mine. They even gave us a lift to my car so we wouldn’t have to hike over a mile through the woods in the pitch black.
Holy Week and Easter is a liturgical Superbowl of sorts. Being a liturgical musician, this is the busiest, and most rewarding time of year. Those who are not Catholic most likely have never seen the beauty of the Easter Vigil. I didn’t get any photos during the bulk of the mass because I was working and focusing on the mass, but I hope you enjoy a peek into one parish’s (among thousands) celebration.
It all starts with a fire which is blessed and used to light the Pascal candle.
The light is then processed into the church where the parishioners light their own candles which were distributed before the start of the ritual.
Some photos of the sanctuary afterwards…
Another feature on Static Instants! I’ve also entered a photo into the monthly photo competition so please mosey over and give me a vote!
THis is from the set at some institutional dormitories. To see the full set go here.
Thanks WordPress for the feature on Freshly Pressed! In a matter of a couple days my humble little blog has reached thousands. I have something like 130 new followers so I wanted to say hello and welcome! Welcome to my world of being photographically insecure and self deprecating (not to be confused with defecating) while occasionally producing some great things.
Lots of love to Bluelyon at The Neophyte Photographer, Chris over at Static Instants, Gail Schechter, Far Enough Photo, ShawnandSuzanne over at The Lost Art of Hitchhiking, knudsens, George Weaver, bettypatsgirl, SkeDazzles, and a couple others I’m sure I’m forgetting that have stuck around and encouraged me. ❤
Another feature on Static Instants featuring yours truly! Gotta love barbershop music!
I also entered some photos into his monthly photo contest so check it out! If you vote for me I’ll give you a lollipop 😀