pond
Pods from the Lotus Pond
building
Diagonal lined path to the Arbor
sculpture
Sunburst through the trees reflecting on the metal shapes
sculpture
Roll of the Dice, pick 6
stones
Rocky path through the mirror ball
sculpture
Reaching for the Sun
fish
Reflections in the Koi Pond
people
Framing of a Photographer
feet
Are these feet a reflection? Are they on the Ground?
bicycle
How did that 10 speed bicycle end up at that tall tree?

Grounds for Sculpture

My take on images I find interesting at a recent trip to Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton NJ.

Door Handle
Door handle found in the court yard of City hall of Philadelphia
door knob
Interesting door handle and pull wrapped with an automobile Belt
door knob
Door handle found in South Philadelphia area.
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Ornate Door knocker discovered in Valley Forge National Park
door knob
Another Junkyard find

Door Knobs

Going through my images and found some really cool Door Knobs and Handles. From Philadelphia’s Center City Court Yard, South Philadelphia, to the Junk yard in South Jersey to Valle Forge National Park.

Springs
Mattress springs
Rolling door
Through the metal grate
Rusty wire on metal
paint
Yellow Paint Swish
wire
Rusty Wire in the Snow
Wire Art
window
Shattered Glass Window
Ice
Icy Forms

Mixed abstracts

Mixed abstracts that I found interesting on my journey taken from home to and many places I have explored. New Egypt Market, Carbondale, PA, Paxon Hill Farms and the Junk Yard.

tree
lone tree on a foggy day
Road
up the foggy road
trees
Birds in flight
bird
Egret on the water
house
Birding Box on the pond
trees
Through the trees on a foggy day
water
Fall colors and bubble on the water

Middle Creek Wildlife Preserve

I had the opportunity to visit Middle Creek, Pennsylvania. It happen to be a drizzly and quite foggy day. Looks gloomy, but it was a fabulous photo opportunity. The fog lasted until 2pm that day. Enjoy the open space of farm country.

dog
My Emotional Support of all time. Zowie my rescue
flowers
Hydrangeas in vase with Black Background
ribbon
water tubes and ribbons from the Philadelpha FLower Show 2020
chains
Chains in green and blue
flower
Cosmo Flower
flower
Hydrangea with white background and purple and blue flowers

Playing with Filters

So I decided to step out of my comfort zone and try something new. I took my original images and took them into Topaz to try out some of the filters. I was truly surprised of the results.

moon
Almost Full Moon through the clouds
moon water
Moon Reflection over the Ocean on Long Beach Island
Gold Moon
Golden Full Moon Through the trees
moon
Emerging Full Moon from the clouds
moon
Quarter Moon

Moons

I don’t normally take images of the Moon, however I felt these were worth sharing. The one image that speaks to me the most is the Moon over the Ocean on Long Beach Island I shot in June 2020. So peaceful.

What's New

pond
At the Frog Pond

Enjoying the Frog Pond

My first trip to the John Heinz Wildlife Preserve. What a beautiful place. So pieceful with the birds flying and singing. The colors were gorgeous and the clouds were amazing.

Sunset off the Wing

High above the clouds

This image was taken out my window seat  leaving Philadelphia airport on a trip to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. 

leaves
Close up of the huge succulents
tall boat sails reaching to the sky

Philadelphia Flower Show 20

I enjoyed the yearly trip to the Philadelphia Flower Show 2020. This year it was full of spectacular succulents. I found them fascinating and the colors were so calming. I was also intrigued by the fabric and lines of the Sail Boat Display.

plant
Hosta on the vertical
ripples on the water in the winter at silver lake nature center
plants
Hosta on the horizontal
fence
along foxchase Farm, Philadelphia, PA

On the black and white

Taking the time to enjoy nature at a time when there wasn’t much else we were allow to do. Loving the young emerging leaves of the hosta plant. I found the lines and shadows intriguing.

Lone Flower found on the grounds of Font Hill Castle in Doylestown, PA
I loved how these flowers looked like little star burst, Font Hill Castle, Doylestown
Pink Dogwood Bloom, planted in honor of my Grandmother and Mother
I found these beautiful flowers left at a grave stone in Doylestown Cemetery

Spring Flowers

This year I really took the  opportunity to really enjoy what the Spring has to offer. Due to closures and isolation, It was quite enjoyable

We three, Momma Cat, 2 Spot, 3 Spot
cat
Just hangin
cat
ziggy looking out his favorite window
cat
Momma Cat
My view when someone wants dinner

Family Ties

How we got started to becoming a family. Momma Cat brings around her babies.  Then another showed up at the door. We are now a family.

Doors
Door Differences, sharing the same steps with their own style
grate
What is behind the metal grate?
Shadow
Shadow from the Railing onto the teal wooden background
window
Graffiti on the window
shadow
Bicycle wheel and handle shadows
branches
Branch Shadows

Passyunk Square- South Philadelphia

Recent trip with the Fairmount Photo Club with fellow Photographers. Lots of terrific People and their families and dogs just strolling around, enjoying the morning. The shadows where just so interesting on this day.

building
A Bokeh effect on the view of City Hall and skyline from the Steps of the Philadelphia Art Museum
circle lights
O O O with solid white flash light facing Art Museum
lights
Dueling Snakes
lights
Light Painting framining Art Museum Vistors
lights
Multiple flash lights
horse
George Washington over looking The City at Sunset

Light Painting at Philadelphia Art Museum

I tried something new in my photographic journey. Tonight I attended a Light Painting event at the Art Musuem of Philadelphia, with a the Fairmount Photo Club.

Not feeling comfortable at all with this new adventure and with the help of a few fellow photographers I was quite surprised at the images I manged to capture. In the future, I will be much more comfortable with the whole process.

person
Tu Huynh in the Window
City Hall
City Hall in the Afternoon light
Sculptures
Leaf Sculptures
window
Out the Window Below
sculpture
My View of Love Park
buildings
Stars of Christmas Village
Through the lights
people
Laurie & Tu Huynh with Laurie's submissions
building
City Hall Court Yard
stair
Stairs Below
shadows
Scrolled Shadows
building
At Macy's Holiday Time

Center City trip to Visit the NAP of Philadelphia Art Exhibit 2020

I have images submitted into the NAP of Philadelphia Art Exhibit for Employees and family of the City of Philadelphia. I am here with Venue Director Tu Huynh with the images I have submitted. Spent the whole day enjoying the amazing Architecture of City Hall and the surrounding area. Enjoyed the Christmas Village in Love Park of course. Attended the light shows at Comcast and Macy’s and finished it off with dinner a Maggiano’s and treats from Terminis. What a fantasic Day. Want to go back to City Hall, just so much to photograph.

water
Water Reflections - Central Park NYC
Ginkgo Biloba has decended - Central Park NYC
Leaves and Weeds - Central Park NYC
Glow of Green - Central Park NYC
Strong as Rock - Central Park NYC
Raspberry Beret
Brown leaf - Central Park NYC
Stuck - Central Park NYC
Floating Leaves - Central Park NYC

A TASTE OF CENTRAL PARK-FALL 2019...MORE TO COME

My first time photographing in Central Park, in New York City. It was so much fun and so much to see. Just loved the reflections of the buildings in the water.

fabric
Rivets and Fabric
leaves
Fall Leaves after the rain
flowers
Poppies in the night
Water Reeds

2019 Club Winners

Rivets and Fabric took 1st place in Prints, image of the Manhattan Bridge in New York City. The fabric was a Banner that was tattered and torn. 

Poppies at night took in 3rd in Prints . First time growing Poppies this year, was happy with the outcome.

An Honorable Mention for the Leaf that was stuck on the window after a rain storm. Just never know what you will see.

Water Reeds – First Place Print Category. Image was taken in Forest City, Pennsylvania in Kennedy Park. Forest City is 25 miles Northeast of Scranton, 4 miles east of Carbondale, PA

 

leaf
Brown Maple Leaf
leaf
Maple Leaf
Green Leaves
leaf bark
Bark & Leaves
leaf
Ginko leaves

The Leaves are the Winners

The leaves were the winners in a recent photo walk at the Penny Pack Park Environmental Center. The leaves all dropped to the forest bed overnight after the first frost.

skulls in red
Red hub cap
Shifters
rear view
skulls in red

At the Car Show

1st time bringing my camera to the Classic Car Show. Oh what fun I had. Enjoyed looking at the interiors and under the hoods. Man do these people put alot of money into their cars. The Air brush artwork under the hood was amazing.

plants
Ornamental Cabbage Along Broad Street
I saw these metal forms in the Court Yard of City Hall. I liked the mesmerizing angle
window reflection
I was fascinated with the escaltor amoung the reflections in the window
Peering through the window at the holiday decorations
tables
Just loved the three metal tables with the Pink Napkins with the contrasting green chairs

Center City Philadelphia

Downtown in Center City again. Always something new to photograph.