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Illuminated but Not By The Dawn’s Early Light

 

 

 

 

 

A few years ago I got a nice shot of the family looking up at the fireworks. Thought I would try again to improve on it. Some of the shots are strangers Some family.

The canisters sure get launched quickly.  I tried to work fast.

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Family

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Strangers

erika and maura

 

 

 

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Funnel Cake Stand with Fireworks

Arrived back in Columbus and went straight to the hospital to see new grandson Charlie. Mark and his family (with all four kids) came to visit too and filled up the hospital room fast.

Then on to the Fourth of July celebration at The Lakes.  The ground so wet the blankets felt pretty soggy. We’ve had a LOT of rain.Funnel Cake Stand Frenzy
Stacee Ray Funnel Cake

 

 

 

Ms. Stacee Ray keeps the hot funnel cakes cooking.  (Yes, that is two e’s in Stacee)

Son Cedric told me he’s the muscles of the operation. I’m sorry I didn’t photograph him for the blog.

 

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Earlier I asked if I might photograph Mr. Ron Ray of Fun’l Frenzy as he cut the strawberries. Knew he would make a great portrait for the people at work series! Thank you Mr. Ray.

Ron Ray Funnel Cake

 

 

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Funnel Cake Sign

 

 

 

Funnel Cake Stand

 

Experimenting with camera settings.

 

Fireworks and Funnel CakeRead more about the origin of Funnel Cake here

 


Who Needs Sun When You’ve Got Love, Love, Love?

Congratulations Nicki and Jeff. What a fun wedding. Thanks for allowing me to blog a first peek at some of the photos.   Love the umbrella shots

Wishing you every happiness, always.  Ruth 

Jeff and Nikki

 

 

 

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Staying dry inside the shelter of the Carousel Gazebo- Alameda Park, Butler PA

 

 

 

 

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Not raining yet.

 

 

 

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Nicki’s bridal portrait

The cookie table spread was a gift from friend Ellen and they were delicious. A lot of baking.

 

 

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50m Breaststroke in the Rain

They only call it if there’s lightning.

And there wasn’t.

Anna at the Muirfield Swim Meet a week ago in the rain.

 

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Niceville Florida Friend Sent the Blue Heron Photos – Guest Blog

Long time friend from Niceville,Florida, sent these beautiful photographs.  Also, blog readers he is looking to purchase a new camera with a longer lens and some stabilization but great for travel- not too bulky or heavy.  My cameras are all pretty weighty.  Suggestions?

You may remember Shuey or Niceville I love that town name) as the photographer of one of my most popular posts with the most hits- the Barred Owl.

Shuey wrote-

“This Blue Heron is seen frequently around our neighborhood in the ponds and yards.

 Now that it’s gotten warmer, the fish in the ponds are staying out in deeper water (cooler) than is suitable for even this birds long legs, so he patrols the grassy and wooded areas looking for frogs, small mammals, large insects and even other birds. 

Each evening, however, he’s usually seen back in the ponds standing a couple of yards from shore where the local coyote and fox won’t come after him.”

Shuey heron

 

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Thanks for the blue heron photos.

And as far as lightweight, long lens camera I am at a loss.

My full format DSLR cameras are all super heavy with the glass attached. Maybe a blog follower will have a camera suggestion for travel but not to bulky or heavy?

 


Found this Sign in the Parking Lot

Thought it was a great idea.

Drivers today are so impatient.

It’s good to know that someone in front of you is learning how to drive.

A woman came out of the store and said.”Why is she taking a picture of my car?”

I told her I wanted to remember her good idea for when my grandchildren are learning to drive. I assured her I didn’t take her license plate number.

She said the sign on the car really works. We had a nice conversation about it.

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Roy G Biv: Weekly Photo Challenge

 

I’ve shot a lot of rainbows.

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Rainbow Jello I created to photograph

Rainbow Jello I created to photograph

 

 

 

ROYGBIV  is the weekly challenge

 


Giraffe Family Puzzle Construction

Maura and I were at Laura’s house, folding the freshly washed baby things, trying out some of the new baby equipment.  Laura said, “let’s do the giraffe puzzle that Aunt Mary gave me”

So we did. Matching tiny numbers to numbers. A and B giraffe.

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Super Stress Relief 

Maura found the potholder looms in the guest room night stand this evening. I’d rummaged around for them when I’d visit but could not find them.  What a happy find tonight. 

Anna and her friend got right to work. Maura needed some help. I use knitting needles or pencils through the loop ends as I approach the finish. Keep it from popping off prematurely. Then a crochet hook to bind off. 

Weaving these provides major stress relief for me. Over under over under. Under over under over- The repetition. 

Reminds me of childhood, too. 

I like them especially  for hot pot lids

when I want to peek inside. 

  


I Love When Someone Else is Driving

And I’m in the front passenger seat with my camera out of the bag.

Shoot!

’cause we just ran out of the swim meet when it started to pour.  

Photo opportunity.

The magic of wet pavement. The sky growing dark.

Thanks Erika for driving.   I turn the ride home into a car headlights in the rain reflection study. 70-200 L series lens on the Canon 5D Mark ii   Trying to hold it steady in a moving car another challenge.headlight refelctions 4

 

 

 

 

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