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.
Oil Can Project - OCP11
Hollywood Studios, Walt Disney World
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.
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! :)
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