Church Street Station

Think only of the past as its remembrance gives you pleasure.”
― Jane Austen,
Pride and Prejudice

“Church Street Station”, Nikon D700, ISO 200, f/8 at 1/100th sec., 50mm

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Across Perspectives

“Beauty is no quality in things themselves: It exists merely in the mind which contemplates them; and each mind perceives a different beauty.”
― David Hume, Of the Standard of Taste and Other Essays

“Untitled”, Nikon D700, ISO 200, f/2.8 at 1/100th sec., 50mm

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The Amplified Age

“The way I wrestle five-year-olds makes me think if I were ever attacked by a pack of midgets, I’d be OK.” ― Jarod Kintz, $3.33

Photographing children is one of my favorite — though often most challenging — assignments. Sometimes my objective is to photograph a child that refuses to acknowledge I’m even present. Other times, I encounter a child with an instant and natural rapport with the camera. I especially like taking photographs of children that leave them looking like children rather than artificially making them look more grown up than they are. For this portrait, I decided to use filters and textures to soften it up and to get a different, somewhat stylized look. I hope his mother likes it, for you know what they say: “If Mom’s happy, everybody’s happy.”

Untitled, Nikon D800, ISO 100, f/3.2 at 1/125th sec., 200mm

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In the Silent Garden

“We went down into the silent garden. Dawn is the time when nothing breathes, the hour of silence. Everything is transfixed, only the light moves.”
― Leonora Carrington

“Basking in the Silent Garden”, Nikon D700, ISO 200, f/2.8 at 1/320th sec., 190mm

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Princess Leia, is that You?

“This is a war we know how to win. Keep fighting until you can no longer fight, then exhaust the enemy chasing you, and turn and fight some more. Keep fighting. I promise you, we will prevail.” ―Leia Organa Solo, to the citizens of Coruscant

When I first saw this grave ornament from a distance in Orlando’s Greenwood Cemetery, there was a subconscious flicker of recognition and a fraction of a second of mental processing that went something like this:
“Who is that? She’s got bun-like things on each side of her head… which means it could only be… Princess Leia? What Star Wars uber-fanatic is buried here? Oh… it’s flowers.”

"Leia in Waiting",  Nikon D700, ISO 200, f/5.0 at 1/1000th sec., 122mm

“Leia in Waiting”, Nikon D700, ISO 200, f/5.0 at 1/1000th sec., 122mm

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A Path to Ponder

“Explore your untamed dreams and you just might find a unique place where a confluence of paths lead towards your destiny.”
― Kathy Goodhew,
Confluence

“Paths to Ponder”, Nikon D700, ISO 200, f/2.8 at 1/100th sec., 70mm

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A Walk in the Garden

“We need to return to harmony with Nature and with each other, to become what humans were destined to be, builders of gardens and Shires, hobbits (if you will), not Masters over creatures great and small.”
― Steve Bivans
, Be a Hobbit, Save the Earth: the Guide to Sustainable Shire Living

"A Walk in the Garden",  Nikon D700, ISO 200, f/2.8 at 1/200th sec., 70mm

“A Walk in the Garden (Bok Tower Gardens)”, Nikon D700, ISO 200, f/2.8 at 1/200th sec., 70mm

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Soft as Stone

“I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set it free.” –Michelangelo

Wow, I’m really overdue in putting up a new blog post! Time has been in too short supply these last few weeks, as I’ve had to choose to focus on some other things. I have a backlog of photos for at least six or seven posts, so I’ll try to get some of those up with some regularity over the next week or so. I’ll start with this one; I hope you like it.

“Untitled”, Nikon D700, ISO 200, f/5.0 at 1/1000th sec., 122mm

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The Successful Life

“He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much;
Who has enjoyed the trust of pure women, the respect of intelligent men and the love of little children;
Who has filled his niche and accomplished his task;
Who has never lacked appreciation of Earth’s beauty or failed to express it;
Who has left the world better than he found it,
Whether an improved poppy, a perfect poem, or a rescued soul;
Who has always looked for the best in others and given them the best he had;
Whose life was an inspiration;
Whose memory a benediction.”
— Bessie Anderson Stanley

"At-one-ment",  Nikon D700, ISO 200, f/2.8 at 1/1000th sec., 95mm

“At-one-ment”, Nikon D700, ISO 200, f/2.8 at 1/1000th sec., 95mm

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