Today is Labor Day, the official end of summer.
Unless you’re outside the US and Canada, using the meteorological delineation, or in the southern hemisphere.
As mentioned in a previous post, the fall has been rather quiet. But I’m still trying to go out and make some interesting images in the DC area.
In October, I joined a group to photograph the Arthur Godfrey Estate near Leesburg. Built in the 1920’s, the property was owned for many years by the legendary broadcaster and then later by a member of the Saudi royal family.
Last Saturday, I ventured into DC for an afternoon workshop on street photography in and around Lafayette Square. This is an area west of the White House you may have seen on the news. For decades, it has hosted demonstrations, protests, and lots of tourists.
After more than a year of isolation and almost all normal activities postponed into an unknown future, May started feeling like maybe it might be ok to spend a little time outside the pandemic bunker.
It has been a while since I posted one of these collections, although the entries about our Cuba trip last November includes some nice photos.
Anyway, here are a few random shots from the past few weeks, with more, as always, in my Flickr feed.
My friend Kathy and I have made a commitment to go out and practice our photo skills more often this year. This was from a morning we spent at Glen Echo Park, a legendary amusement park in the DC area that closed in 1968 and now operated as a cultural center.
Getting artsy, this is the reflection of trees and the sky in one of the windows of the Glen Echo carousel, which still operates but not during the winter. The windows are from an earlier time and have a lot of imperfections that cause the swirl.
One more shot from Glen Echo, this is a classic arcade machine on display in one of the buildings that would stamp letters into the coins you deposit. A sign on top strongly discouraged dropping money into the machine since it is not functional. Wonder how many people ignore it.
Some of the shoe ornaments Kathy had hanging on her Christmas tree. What is it with ladies and their shoes? :-)
A Chinese alligator at the Cincinnati Zoo. It really blended in well with the surroundings and moved very little as we stared at it.
Just a nice arrangement of cookies.