Friday, November 23, 2012

Finally picked up the camera again

As most of you who know me are already aware, the 2012 summer and fall period had family drama that culminated in a very sad October. Well, I finally used my birthday yesterday to take a little time with the camera. I joined a friend and we went to the Glen Echo Park located near Bethesda, Maryland.

For those who don’t know the history of the site, beginning in the early 1900s, Glen Echo Park was a premier amusement park, serving the Washington area until 1968. Since then the facility has been managed by the National Park Service and now features resident artists, a historic carousel, dance programs, festivals and special events.

There are things happening year-round at GEP but on this particular late-November afternoon, things were on the quiet side. The shadows were growing long with the steadily setting sun. But if you stood still, you could almost hear the sounds of warm summer days and nights filled with laughter and music.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Sunday, August 5th
10:30 a.m. EDT

It is in our nature to explore. From sailing ships that crossed the oceans to the Apollo missions to the lunar surface, we have set challenging goals for ourselves and then met them. Another such challenge will happen in 15 hours when a 2,000 pound rover lands on the surface of Mars.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

New Stuff Soon - I Promise

It was pointed out to me this morning that a significant amount of time has passed since my last photo blog posting. The comment was a polite but much needed nudge. There are many reasons that could be given for my image drought but reasons are just excuses with data to back them up. There are people who say "No matter how tired I am, I feel better after I exercise."  I need to adopt a similar approach to my photo hunting because I always feel better after time spent with my camera. Therefore, in the coming days and weeks, no matter how overwhelmed I feel at work or what unexpected challenges come along, I will grab the backpack and head out and search for something, someplace or someone to catch my eye.

So I promise new stuff will be coming soon. In the meantime, a sunrise pic from late last year.  Enjoy.