Daytona Beach

Daytona Beach HippieFest #3

“Don’t gain the world & lose your soul,
Wisdom is better than silver or gold.”
― Bob Marley

This is the third and final post to feature photos from the 2014 Daytona Beach HippieFest, held this past Sunday. I played around a bit with a couple of the photos in this post, giving them a more vintage, 60’s feel. Or, such was the intent. It’s been groovy sharing these photos from the event with you. Peace.

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Cool shades

A vintage look to go with your cool vintage shades…

This guy was very popular. What you don't see is the other half of a situation I'll probably never be in again: At my back is a police officer and my face to a guy yelling "Free pot!". Fortunately, the cop had both a sense of humor and the ability to read.

This guy was very popular. What you don’t see is the other half of a situation I’ll probably never be in again: At my back is a police officer while in front of me stands this guy yelling, “Free pot!”. Fortunately, the officer had both a sense of humor and the ability to read.

Sometimes abstracts just happen, so you go with them...

This happened after I ran into the guy with the free pot… 🙂

Wisperwood Tie-Dye helped a lot of people unleash their inner hippie.

Wisperwood Tie-Dye helped a lot of people unleash their inner hippie.

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A good time was had by all...

And a good time was had by all…

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Daytona Beach HippieFest #2

“I believe true happiness is derived from helping others and spreading love. Sharing Unconditional Love is the best high you can experience. Pure Engery flows through you unhindered by doubt, fear or expectation. It is magical beyond belief. Try it sometime!”
— Skip Stone

Today I am sharing more photos from my trip to the Daytona Beach HippieFest, held this past Sunday. (If you didn’t see the first batch, they were in yesterday’s post. I will share the last batch tomorrow.) I hope you enjoy them.

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Imagine if there had been phone cameras in the 60s. Subsequent generations of children would have had an entirely different concept of their parents. Be warned.

Imagine if there had been phone cameras in the 60s. Subsequent generations of children would have had an entirely different concept of their parents. Be warned.

A member of local band Tie-Dye Road

A member of local band Tie-Dye Road

Possibly my favorite photo all day.

My favorite photo all day.

These two were having fun and enjoying the music.

These two were having fun and enjoying the music.

A downpour didn't dampen spirits, but some tie-dye got a bit of an extra rinse.

A downpour didn’t dampen spirits, but some tie-dye got a bit of an extra rinse.

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Daytona Beach HippieFest #1

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.”
— Jimi Hendrix

Yesterday, I drove to Daytona Beach to attend HippieFest. This was my first time attending, but I don’t think it will be my last. I had a ball taking photos of people and they seemed to be really into it. I will share some photos from the day over the next two or three blog posts. I hope you enjoy viewing them as much as I enjoyed creating them.

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These boots weren't made for walkin'...

These boots weren’t made for walkin’…


I never did catch the name of the local group that played first; they were excellent, though!

Local band Tie-Dye Road; I really enjoyed this band. You can find them on Facebook.

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Seriously 60's

Seriously 60’s

John, from Wisperwood Tie-Dye

My long-time friend John, owner and artist at Wisperwood Tie-Dye

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Sunrise Dream

The biggest cliche in photography is sunrise and sunset.
— Catherine Opie

"Sunrise Dream" [Click the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D300, ISO 320, f/22at 1/60 sec., 200 mm

“Sunrise Dream” [Click the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D300, ISO 320, f/22at 1/60 sec., 200mm
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Cycle of Tides (Free Wallpaper!)

“To stand at the edge of the sea, to sense the ebb and flow of the tides, to feel the breath of a mist moving over a great salt marsh, to watch the flight of shore birds that have swept up and down the surf lines of the continents for untold thousands of years, to see the running of the old eels and the young shad to the sea, is to have knowledge of things that are as nearly eternal as any earthly life can be.”
– Rachel Carson

[Click image to view larger size] Nikon D300, ISO 320, f/9.5 at 1/60 sec., 200 mm

[Click image to view larger size] Nikon D300, ISO 320, f/9.5 at 1/60 sec., 200mm
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Cheerleader

Women are like elephants. I like to watch them, but I wouldn’t want to own one.
– W.C. Fields

[Click image to view larger size] Nikon D300, ISO 200, f/5.6 at 1/125 sec., 200 mm

[Click image to view at larger size] Nikon D300, ISO 200, f/5.6 at 1/125 sec., 200 mm

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[Click image to view larger size] Nikon D300, ISO 200, f/5.6 at 1/125 sec., 200 mm

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People Watching

Some people make things happen,
some watch things happen,
while others wonder what has happened.

        – Gaelic Proverb

Nikon D300, ISO 200, f/13 at 1/125 sec., 48 mm

[Click on the image to view larger size] Nikon D300, ISO 200, f/13 at 1/125 sec., 48 mm

Vacationing students look down on an event taking place in the bandshell on the Daytona Beach boardwalk.

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Long Out of Gas But Not Out of Go

Very special prayers for peace, healing and understanding in the wake of the evil and cowardly bombings in Boston yesterday.

“Love one another…”; “love your neighbor…”; “love one another as yourself…”; “love your enemies…”; “God is love…”
Why don’t we get it? Why can’t we do it?

Today’s photo is another one from last week’s Daytona Beach photo walk. What appears from this image to be an old gas station is, in reality, now a popular and thriving local drinking establishment. So I guess it’s fair to say people fuel up around here, just in a very different way.

Nikon D300, ISO 200, f/5.6 at 1/180 sec, 52 mm

Nikon D300, ISO 200, f/5.6 at 1/180 sec, 52 mm

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In the Shadows of Speed

So you might be wondering about the curious title of this post, and why the images included don’t convey motion or speed. Here’s the short answer: the photos are of the International Speedway Corporation™ headquarters in Daytona Beach, Florida.

I mentioned in an earlier post that I was late getting to the beach the day I drove over to photograph the sunrise because a building had caught my eye en route. This is that building. These are the shots I captured when the sun was just peeking over the horizon through the heavy cloud cover that day.

The two images were caught about 5 minutes apart at a slightly different angle. I bracketed the shots, varying each by one to two stops, and decided in the end to create two HDR composite images from the various exposures. I like the mood and tones doing so added to the result. You can see that I did not choose to exploit the opportunity to make these images excessively surrealistic, as is so often done with HDR. It is a bit more telling in the second image, due to the increased contrast between light and dark among the sky and clouds.

Nikon D300, ISO 200, f/27 at varied times from 4 - 10 seconds, 29 mm

Nikon D300, ISO 200, f/27 at varied times from 4 – 10 seconds, 29 mm

Nikon D300, ISO 200, f/27 at varied times from 4 - 10 seconds, 29 mm

Nikon D300, ISO 200, f/27 at varied times from 4 – 10 seconds, 29 mm

I hope you like the images.

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Called to Rise

“We never know how high we are
Till we are called to rise;
And then, if we are true to plan,
Our statures touch the skies.

The heroism we recite
Would be a daily thing,
Did not ourselves the cubits warp
For fear to be a king.”
― Emily Dickinson

Nikon D300, ISO 320, f/5.6 at 1/125 sec., 200 mm

Nikon D300, ISO 320, f/5.6 at 1/125 sec., 200 mm

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