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All a Glow... again.

April 15, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World

Two weeks!  In two weeks I'll be back home!  Spring at Walt Disney World, for me, is the International Flower & Garden Festival at Epcot.  I'll be visiting all the parks, but I will probably end up most at Epcot.  There is so much to see and photograph inside Epcot and the festival only increases my photographic opportunities.

I thought it would be interesting to look back at all I have captured in the past six years since I started considering myself a photographer.  I came across this great image of Cinderella Castle from September 2012.  I decided to reprocess this image using some new techniques as well as programs.  I think the original was a little "hot" with the blues and I wanted to try to tone it down a little.

All a Glow...All a Glow...Nikon D5100, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4, 1/5s, 17mm, f/5, ISO 1600

Reach For It

April 13, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

Guarding the Temple

April 12, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

Half Pint

April 09, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

Oil Can Project - OCP10

This project had stalled slightly.  I believe the last post was at the end of February.  It was a lack of motivation more a lack of discovery.  I hadn't been able to find additional, unique oil cans to add to my collection.  To be fair, I haven't searched all that much as other things in life have needed attention, but that is a minor excuse. 

Well, I corrected that on Sunday.  Rather than drive out to Costco to look for stuff I didn't really need I thought it would be good to explore some antique stores.  I checked Google Maps and found a few unexplored stores to the East of me and plotted a mini trip.  If I started with one of my first store in Barneveld I could travel down Route 28 stopping in Newport and Mohawk.  The adventure was set!

Off to Foothills Merchantile (Facebook link) in Barneveld.  I hadn't been there in quite a while and surprisingly, a lot had changed.  Some familiar old displays with new stuff and an entire section of the store that looked to remodeled.  It was a good start and I walked away with a new oil can and a set of Dragon Double 6 dominoes for my Game Pieces project.  Striking oil on the first stop was a great sign.

The next stop on my hunt was the Newport Marketplace (Facebook link) in Newport (I know, a little obvious).  This store was very deceptive.  From the outside it did not look that big but once inside, I didn't know where to start and if I needed to leave a breadcrumb trail back to the front door.  There was a good mix between crafts, antiques and commercial items.  I walked away with another oil can.  I spotted quite a few lanterns as well but damn, they are expensive.  I will have to think about those some more.

The last stop on my Route 28 tour was the Mohawk Antiques Mall (yes, in Mohawk, NY).  What a great place.  It was huge!  Even though I walked all through this place I know I only truly saw about a third of the stuff in there.  Great collection of items too!  Definitely going to have to make another trip out.  I also know of a couple more store out in Little Falls which I can add to this Sunday tour.  By the way, at this store I walked away with three more oil cans!  Now I have some photography to do...  LOL!

Here is the a little 1/2 pint oil can I found at the Mohawk Antique Mall.  Actually, it was the first thing I picked up.  Luckily I could only carry so much or I would have walked away a little more broke.

1/2 Pint1/2 PintOlympus OM-D E-M1, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/40s, 32mm, f/11, ISO 200

Still Waiting

April 08, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

Animal Kingdom, Walt Disney World

I'm still waiting for Spring to arrive!  Snow is on the ground and the temps should top out at 33F today.  Great!  :)

Still WaitingStill WaitingOlympus OM-D E-M1, M. Zuiko 40-150mm f/4-5.6 R, 1/3200, 100mm, f/5, ISO 400

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