Yes, yes, it’s been a looooong time since I really posted here, or on any of my other blogs, for that matter. I will get into that another time, but I do feel the itch to write today here, and take it slow, because something happened that tore at me, and many other people around the world.
In December of 2002, my dear friend Joan and I took a bus tour around Europe. The last big stop on the tour was Paris. I loved Paris. It’s gorgeous. One of stops on the tour of the city was the magnificent Notre Dame cathedral. I got some photos of the outside. Unfortunately, I believe the did not allow your to take photos inside for fear of people using their camera’s flash. Flash lighting is damages old tapestries and stained glass windows.
I do recall a sense of awe and quiet while in there. I know many people have described that same feeling when entering Notre Dame. It is a magnificent piece of architecture, engineering, and beauty. It breaks my heart for the loss of this work of art that so many people over the centuries have marveled at.
So, that’s where I leave it today, but are two more photos.
Holy cow, I am so sorry that I haven’t been posting much. Things have been extremely busy on my end, so life got in the way of updating. So, I have some down time right now, and you’re getting a badly needed blog post.
I recently attending a friends huge birthday bash that was outdoors and featured food, camping, libations, and games. I was asked to bring hoops for people to try, and I did, but he also had another one of his friends, Inger, bring her fire flow toys. I was fortunate enough to get a few shots of her spinning, responsibly I will add, with fire. That’s her spinning a fire staff above. She also did fire breathing, and spun fire poi, complete with glittery sparks!
It was a great party! I had a ball, and it was great getting some great shots of fire flow arts.
Every year Lancaster, PA, USA experiences a strange, but very cool, invasion. If you see people in cosplay wandering around downtown, in must be Zenkaikon. The convention, which ran from April 28-30, 2017, brings in a lot of people in costume, and features events in anime’, science fiction, and Japanese culture.
I happened to have my camera at work for a, well, work reasons, and had left it locked in the office. I was glad I did, because on the opening Friday of the convention, I got to take a few photos of some of the attendees arriving, like the one above. Here are a few more.
Perhaps next year I’ll get more photos of the fun, and it looked like people were have a great time. I am also impressed with all the work people put into their costumes. Well done, cosplayers! I hope you had a great Zenkaikon!
First off, I apologize for not updating here more regularly. Truth is, I was really burned out from blogging. I maintain a few of them, and it was starting to wear on me, but I’m back and ready to post.
Good Friday was a lovely day here where I live. My husband Sam and I took Sputnik out for a walk. I didn’t take may, but I got a few nice photos on my phone during out stroll, including one funny one.
And poor Sputnik was caught in the act while I was trying photograph this lovely bush. Yes, we do clean up after our dog.
It’s National Puppy Day! I was informed by a coworker that’s what today is, and since I have a puppy, I thought I’d celebrate here by posting a few new photos of him. National Puppy Day is a day to celebrate puppies, and to encourage people to adopt dogs and puppies from rescues and shelters. We got Sputnik from a rescue and he’s still a puppy at nine months old ( and over 70 pounds). It’s great time to share these photos!
Now, you may notice the photo above has a blurry, dreamy effect to it. That’s because I used a Diana F+ lens on a special camera mount made for Canon DSLR’s. I haven’t used it in a long time, so I figured it’d be fun to experiment with it, taking photos of Sputnik.
Since you have to shoot your photos this way in Manual mode, you need lots of light and a subject that stays still. I had neither, but I managed to get a few good photos.
I was recently in Rehoboth Beach and Lewes, two beautiful spots along the Delaware shore. Some college friends and I had a small place to stay for a long weekend, and it was fantastic.
I did get some nice photos of the trip, too. I didn’t bring my Canon 7D, but rather my Canon point and shoot, a Canon PowerShot SX210 IS. It’s an older model, but it has a great optical zoom. I also used my iPhone 6s for a few shots, too.
I’ll share a few of my favorite shots here, but to see the rest, head on over to my Flickr album of all the photos, and take a look at them. In the meantime, take a look at my favorites.
Oh, what the heck. here’s the embedded Flickr album.
Even after moving back in July, I’m still going through boxes. I had unpacked my Holga 120 CFN. This past Saturday I serenidipitously found a roll of 120 film in one of our boxes. I loaded it into my Holga as Sam was getting Sputnik ready for a walk. The Holga came along.
The top photo there is Sam walking Sputnik, who is happily sniffing along the rail trail near out home. We like walking that trail, dog included!
Omni Lens Studiosheld one of their fantastic events on January 28, 2017 featuring Mascherata, which is Italian for masquerade. Most of the models there did masquerade type outfit, and they were all wonderful, such as Erin Lebo in the top photo here. I got a lot of great shots. It was hard to choose, but here are some of my favorites from the day.
Like I said, these are only a small portion of what I got. Look for all of my shots when I upload them to my online portfolio. I haven’t had a chance to do that, yet, but all my editing is done.
Thank you to all the models, and Chad and Carole at Omni Lens Studios for a great event!