Fuji X-T1, XF18-55mm @ 53mm, f/8.0, 1/60 sec, IS0 800
Today was a beautiful late Spring day. The temperature was 75 degrees. People were out in droves in downtown Philly. The lawns of Rittenhouse Square were covered with people laying in the shade enjoying the beautiful day.
I used NIK Color Efex Pro’s Classic Soft Focus and Glamor Glow filters to create a slight soft dreamy look for the Lazy Day.
Canon 5D MkIII, EF24-70mm f/2.8L @ 43mm, f/8.0, 1/40 sec, ISO 6400 (handheld)
Furniture making in the 17th century was limited by daylight. Each key workbench was located near a window to make use of the available light. Work could only be done when adequate light was available. This image is taken in the Cabinetmakers Shop in Colonial Williamsburg. It is my favorite place to spend time when I visit. When I go, Karen and my guests usually go somewhere else and meet me after awhile. This year it was a special stimulus for me as I move from wood machining with power tools to wood working with hand tools. I learn something new each time I visit.
Easter is a special time, especially for the little ones. It is a time to be thankful. It is a time to reflect on the gifts and the sacrifice that our Lord has given us. It is a time to look back on all the wonderful memories that we have had throughout our lives with our families, friends, and loved ones. It is a time to appreciate all the excitement and smiles that the little ones give us.
Canon 5D Mark III, EF70-200mm f/2.8L @ 80mm, f/16, 1/80 sec, ISO 200
The sunrise was not spectacular, but there was a nice warm glow that brightened the sky and ocean. As I was absorbing the warmth of the early morning sun in South Carolina, I was thinking of the cold and snow that we were currently experiencing in Philadelphia. I was glad to be at Hilton Head Island. There were just a few of dawn walkers and bikers. I waited several moments as this biker and her dog first rode up the beach (I missed her the first time) then turned around and came back down. It added a little interest to what would have been a very nondescript photo.
Canon 5D MKIII with EOS 24-70mm f/2.8L @ 70mm, f/22, 1/15 sec., ISO 400
These charcoal kilns seem to be in the middle of nowhere in Wildrose Pass. They were built by Swiss engineers in the the 1870’s to feed the smelters of Modoc Mine about 25 miles away. This was the closest source of wood.
The most difficult part of taking this image was to avoid the row of other photographers trying to take the same image. See below.
I can’t help myself. When I see RED, I have to shoot. It was 90+ degrees in Washington, DC. People were flocking around the fountain and pool of the Sculpture Garden across from the National Archives. I was having fun just people watching as I was sitting in the shade enjoying a cool glass of wine. What a wonderful way to spend a hot afternoon.
With this image, I will end my short series on Washington, DC. It was a great trip and a wonderful way to spend time with some of our family from the other Washington.
When I saw these two musicians, I felt that I had seen them before. Sure enough, I found them in some previous photographs I had taken in Central Park several years ago. Their music and emotions added to another wonderful walk through Central Park.
It was a sunny but crisp (~40 degrees) day in NYC’s Central Park. I had passed this gentleman several times in the park. Each time I saw him, he was sitting in a different sun lit location with his eyes closed and a big smile on his face. Beautiful days are meant to be enjoyed.
In today’s environment of electronic games, iPhones, iPads, tablets, smart phones, and computers, it is very rare and enlightening to see children reading a book (even though it is filled with cartoons). About 15 feet from these three, a crowd of people were watching a “troupe” of street dancers performing unbelievable feats. The kids could have cared less. They were fully engrossed in reading. What an uplifting sight!
I usually do not photograph street scenes or people. I just could not help trying to capture this scene from NYC’s Central Park.