Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, USA

Views from the Delaware Shore

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.

Sun on the ocean

Canal in Lewes, Delaware, USA

Detail on a purple house in Lewes, Delaware, USA.

Oh, what the heck. here’s the embedded Flickr album.

Rehoboth Beach/Lewes, DE

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35mm Holga Image with Sprockets

35mm Holga Finds

I recently moved, and one good thing about unpacking boxes is that you find unexpected things.  In one box, I found an old portable flash drive that contains a lot of the first photos that I took as a budding photographer.  One thing that I LOVED to do, and still do love, is stuff a roll of 35mm film into my Holga CFN 120 and seeing what I get.  The above photo is just and example of some of the cool things that have come out of that camera.  I want to share my 35mm Holga finds with you, complete with film sprockets.

Funny, whenever I would get this film developed and explained how I wanted it developed, Dianne, the woman at the lab I would speak with, would give me a funny look.  I wanted the film laid flat and not cut up into individual images.  I also didn’t want prints for that reason, but rather get them on a CD.  Here’s a great explanation of the process here.

Enough of me blathering along. Let’s get to the photos!!

Cars 35mm Holga sprockets

These are just cars at a show that seemed like they’d make an interesting shot.

Gardens and Cala Lillies Holga 35mm Sprockets

Here’s a montage of floral photos on 35mm film put into a Holga.

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This one is a great because it shows the double exposure capabilities you can use with a Holga, too.

Sign Monkey Flower Holga 35mm Sprockets

Ah!  Color!  I remember taking these at my old apartment.

There, I think you get the point on what you can get out of a Holga CFN 120 camera when you use it with 35mm film.  I remember where I put that Holga, too, when unpacking.  I might have to go get a roll of 35mm film for it today and start using it.

 

View of the Kissel Hill Flower Field

Kissel Hill Flower Field

At the intersection of Kissel Hill Road and Oregon Road in Manheim Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA, is a beautiful field of wildflowers on a farm, which is right by the Lancaster Airport.  The owners of the farm kindly let people wander around the field, as long as you don’t pick the flowers.  People have been telling me to get out there and take some photos, so I did.

I got some great shots!  Beautiful shots!  It was lovely to stroll around this place on Sunday afternoon.

The above shot, of course, is from that field.  Here are a few more shots I would like to share with you.

Yellow daisy amongst other smaller white daisies.

 

Red and yellow wildflowers

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Now, want to see the rest of them?  You’ll have to hop on over to my portfolio for that! And it’s worth it.

 

Rain Cloud Cosplay by Samantha Leigh Fern

Omni Lens Studios Cosplay Photos

I am really pleased with the photos I got from the Omni Lens Studios cosplay event.  I only wish I would have stepped up and taken more!  Still, with that being said, I am very happy with the shots I did get, such as Samantha Leigh Fern‘s delightful rain cloud cosplay costume at the top here.  She made it herself, including adding the LED lights.  I loved seeing people’s creativity that day!

Here are a few more that I took that I want to show you before I send you over to the portfolio.

Ms. Eclipse Nighshade's JRPG cosplay

Ms. Eclipse Nightshade here was a master at JRPG costuming.  I like the contrast of her outfit on the red painted brick wall.

Katie Dempsey as Cruella Deville

Katie Dempsey here was specialized in Disney cosplay, as she is a smouldering Cruella DeVille here from 101 Dalmatians.

I am really please with the shots I got, I really am.  The models and tools I had to work with here excellent, so thanks to all for their time and talents!

Now, to send you over to the portfolio.  Word of caution.  There are a few shots that feature graffiti with strong language.  If you are easily offended, skip over the ones you see the graffiti in the thumbnails.  Consider yourself warned.  Otherwise, head on over to my portfolio, and see what I got!

Omni Lens Studios Cosplay Portfolio

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“Proud to be in America” Photos

Yay!  The French family that belongs to my photography meetup group just got their green cards!  As a celebration, one of the meetup members organized a “Proud to be in America” picnic to honor such an occasion.

The picnic was located in Overlook Park, Manheim Township, PA, USA.  It was a lovely day outside, a tad warm, but otherwise gorgeous.  The picnic started off with a photo walk around the park, which had some pretty interesting details and scenery around it.  Here are a few of my photos.

Black-eyed Susans

Dew on pear tree leaves

Two little girls at play.

What a great day!

Oh, I couldn’t resist bringing some of my hoops along to the picnic, too.  Adults and kids alike got into the hooping action, which you can read about here on my hooping blog.  In fact, here’s a photo of my friend Diane giving hooping a shot.

Diane hooping.

If you would like to see the rest of my photos from the picnic, I encourage you to head on over to my portfolio site to check them out!

Lavender Clematis Photo by Jenn Dixon.

Color Feature: Purple

You’d ask me a child what my favorite color was as a child, I would tell you without skipping a beat that it was purple.  While other little girls were obsessed with pink, I was in love with purple.

Over the years, my favorites have changed, but mostly I adore jewel tones and black.  Luckily, some shades of purple are jewel tones.  I am still infatuated with purple today.

I belong to a photography group on Facebook that has photographers post a photos based on a theme (or not, if you are so inclined), and today’s is purple.  No problem for me to share those photos!

I thought I’d share some purple-licious photos with you on the blog today, such as the clematis variation from Longwood Gardens above.  Granted, there are a lot purple flowers in my collection, but I tried to find other purple objects to share with you as well.  Let’s get started!

Happy old dog in a purple collar. Photo by Jenn Dixon.

I took this photo of this dog at an pet gathering in a local park.  What a sweet old girl in her purple fringe and leash!

Purple Yarn. Photo by Jenn Dixon.

Besides and avid photographer, I am an avid knitter!  Here’s a photo of purple yarn that I took just for fun.

A bright purple kilt at the Ren Faire. Photo by Jenn Dixon.

This girl was sporting a purple kilt the PA Renaissance Faire.

My cousin Hayley in a purple dress at her brother's wedding. Photo by Jenn Dixon.

This is my cousin Hayley a few years ago at her brother’s wedding, donning a beautiful purple dress. (She’d probably kill me if she knew I was posting this!)

Champagne glass with a purple gel filter and back lighting. Photo by Jenn Dixon.

This was taken during an photo experiment I did with back lighting and gel filters over the lights.  I got good silhouette results with that shoot.

I hope you enjoyed my purple-y post today!  It’s fun to feature photos on a common color, and it was fun for me to go through my catalog and see what I have on that theme.  Thanks for reading!

Minature American flag in a yard where they really need to rake.

Happy Memorial Day!

Happy Memorial Day!  As you enjoy your picnics and gatherings, take a moment to remember the sacrifices of those who have  fallen in the service of our country in the Armed Forces.  I thank ALL of those people, those living and those who have passed, for their service!

I thought it would be nice to add some photos of American flag that I’ve taken, but, strangely, I’ve only taken two!  At least, that’s only two that I like and kept.  The first above was taken in the winter, actually, and was a  miniature flag in a yard that really needed to rake.  I though the flag was a nice contrast, color wise, against the leaves.

American flag on a classic car.

This photo was taken at a classic car show on a really hot August summer day.  The car is American made (duh), and was the pride and joy of its owner.  I forget the make a model of it.

Have a happy and safe Memorial Day!

Photos to Make You Smile

Yes, it’s April Fool’s Day, so I thought rather than do some sort of joke, I’d do some photos that I think would put a smile on your face, or even make you chuckle out load.

I chose the one at the top because I like the laughing Buddha head, and the characters around it are fun, too.  Chinatown in NYC is full of colorful things!

Enjoy the rest of the lighthearted photos below.  Happy April Fool’s Day!

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“Senator McCain” being interviewed by a high school student from a past presidential election.
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A Blue Breasted Kingfisher….I think he’s just a fun looking bird!
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Me being silly in a hat I knit in this old self-portrait.