Happy Birthday Laura. You are a wonderful daughter.
p.s. Check out Laura’s blog as she trains for a 1/2 marathon and prepares for her wedding!
My friend M and I were driving to that Tulip Festival to see the artwork. We saw this sign along the way. Photographed it on the way back. I found another post of JOYLAND from someone else on the route to Johnstown. Lots of passersby must photograph this signage.
Three miles to Seward PA the sign says along the highway.
Someone asked me a couple of weeks ago if I could photograph and barge and a tug. And I’ve been trying. When I can….Problem is, that the times I have captured it, the light is wrong, it’s raining, I couldn’t get access to the riverfront. Today I was at a friend’s house on Neville Island and I’d asked her about the tugs and barges going by her house. ALL THE TIME she said. And they did go by, Empty, filled, just a tugboat not pulling or pushing any barges. Problem is it started to rain. And it would not stop. Trying to capture a specific scene has taught me a lot about how I photograph things.
Most of the time I see something and just photograph it. Or I think about something, have an idea and go and find it. The light might be great, the garbage has a treasure in it, the kids are ignoring me, I drive by something I just can’t believe it is right there in front of me. Now- try to capture something specific. I am not as good at that assignment I’ve just learned. It would be as a true assignment like a National Geographic photographer. Stake it out. Camp out. Know the ins and outs. Shoot thousands of frames. Monkey around with your results. Do it again. Different time of day. Return to the scene. Try a different angle, different lens and or camera. Shoot. Shoot some more.
It isn’t that I am not that serious about shooting a specific photograph, I just couldn’t make it come together for this one. Exasperating and frustrating.
I’d been counting china plates in the dining room, stacked them neatly and proceeded to drop a pillar candle on top of the stack, breaking the first plate. Haviland. TheRealSharon’s blogpost today reminded me of the Weekly Photo Challenge:Broken.
I pulled the broken plate out of the box I’d put it in, and set it on the table on the porch. Added the silver and glass and napkin to complete the photo.
Just to give you an idea of the varied responses from fellow bloggers………. click on the blue link to see photos
-Several bloggers thought Washington D.C. when they thought of broken.
-A Père La Chaise Cemetery ruin photograph by Isabelle
-An excellent post by Theresa at Thirdhandart is a photo of the broken levees along the Missouri River.
This is only the second time I have responded to the weekly photo challenge but it’s a challenge and I like that!
The family has been in Pittsburgh a lot this summer. A wedding, a family reunion, a funeral, and this weekend a bridal shower.
Here are Maura and Michael sharing some raspberries while sitting on Uncle Frank’s 1933 Plymouth. You may have seen the post where Uncle Frank and Aunt Linda were pulling out of the driveway to drive another bride to the church in this snazzy car. It’s a beauty.