Jimi Hendrix

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.


Seriously 60's

Seriously 60’s

John, from Wisperwood Tie-Dye

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

Photographing people, places, pets and ponderings.

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Street Portraiture: Faces of Kissimmee, #10

“I wish they’d had electric guitars in cotton fields back in the good old days. A whole lot of things would’ve been straightened out.”
– Jimi Hendrix

I found Mike standing outside his downtown apartment building. He agreed to my request to take his picture, adding that he had come outside to smoke a cigarette. I guessed that was an explanation for the guitar, which must have already been in hand when he came outside. In any case, it was the first time I’ve ever encountered someone standing on their lawn strumming an electric guitar. With or without a cigarette. Though completely irrelevant to the moment, I thought of my favorite Jimi Hendrix quote as I took the shot.

"Mike" [Click to enlarge/shrink size.] Nikon D300, ISO 320, f/1.8 at 1/1500 sec., 85 mm

“Mike” [Click to enlarge/shrink size.] Nikon D300, ISO 320, f/1.8 at 1/1500 sec., 85 mm


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As I continue this series, I want to “get inside” downtown Kissimmee. Are you a downtown business owner who would like to have faces from your business included in this project? If so, please fill out and submit the following Contact Form.

A Purpled Haze

Purple haze all in my eyes
Don’t know if it’s day or night
You’ve got me blowin, blowin my mind
Is it tomorrow or just the end of time?
– Jimi Hendrix, Purple Haze

The shallow depth of field effect (what’s in sharp focus and what is not) is called “bokeh”. It means fuzzy, blurry or indistinct and most photographers enjoy exploiting it with the right subject. It’s another one of thousands of reasons to learn to use your camera’s manual settings and to forget that it has an Auto mode. 🙂

Nikon D300, ISO 200, 1/1000 sec at f/2.5, 50mm


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