turning tables

Turning Tables: Empty Umbrellas

This is the last photo in what has become an unintentional series of images I’ve labeled “Turning Tables”. I didn’t set out to photograph empty tables in empty restaurants, but in the course of my photo-walk around Celebration Town Center, that’s what I saw; it’s what was present. I think this illustrates something very important about photographic creativity: being versatile, adaptive and aware. Admittedly, it wasn’t until I had captured the third image that I realized I had a theme going I could build upon. Sometimes it just happens that way, and I believe we have to let it. I find that some of the best photographs I produce are those which were spontaneous and unplanned; captured by chance in the course of doing something that was intentional.

I hope you’ve enjoyed the photos.

"Turning Tables: Empty Umbrellas", Nikon D800, ISO 640, f/8.0 at 1/250 sec., 28mm

“Turning Tables: Empty Umbrellas”, Nikon D800, ISO 640, f/8.0 at 1/250 sec., 28mm

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Turning Tables: Columbia

“There is strong shadow where there is much light.”
― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
Götz von Berlichingen

The Columbia Restaurant is one of the premier and most popular dining destinations in Celebration. However, last Sunday afternoon, the World Cup match had people’s minds focused on things other than award-winning authentic Spanish/Cuban food. This shot is my favorite takeaway from my afternoon photo-walk around Celebration Town Center. I hope you like it, too.

"Turning Tables: Columbia", Nikon D800, ISO 640, f/10 at 1/250 sec., 28mm

“Turning Tables: Columbia”, Nikon D800, ISO 640, f/10 at 1/250 sec., 28mm

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Turning Tables, East and West

Common sense says that chairs and tables exist independently of whether anyone happens to perceive them or not.
— Charles D. Broad

When I went walking around Celebration Town Center on Sunday — Celebration, Florida being the affluent little town that Mickey Mouse built — I noticed that all the outdoor cafes were empty. Or nearly empty. So, while it was a great opportunity to use the stark afternoon light to my advantage and capture some contrasty images to convert to B&W, it also raised the question of where everybody was. Ignorant non-soccer-enthusiast that I am, it was only a block farther down the street that I found all the missing cafe patrons crowded into a sports bar watching Germany grab its cup.

Enjoy the photos. In my next post I’ll share another B&W image or two from my photo walk around Celebration Town Center.

"Turning Tables: East", Nikon D800, ISO 640, f/9 at 1/160 sec., 28mm

“Turning Tables: East”, Nikon D800, ISO 640, f/9 at 1/160 sec., 28mm

"Turning Tables: West", Nikon D800, ISO 640, f/10 at 1/100 sec., 16mm

“Turning Tables: West”, Nikon D800, ISO 640, f/10 at 1/100 sec., 16mm

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