POST #279

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Yes, I know that I have no Posted anything for sometime, but I’m still here.

I’m guessing that you have noticed that my Blog format has changed.  One of the things I find a bit hard to do is think of a heading for a title for the Post that I’m writing about.  There are times that I had to sit here and think of something to put there.  So, instead of doing this I’m going to just put a Post Number on it.  There will be sometimes when I do have a Title to put there.  If not, I’ll just put a Post Number like you see above.

I have not been “out there” with my camera’s for awhile now and that’s because the cold weather has arrived here now.  Fall is gone!  Temp’s have been down into the 30’s and supposed to go lower tonight.  Down into the single digits!  I’m not happy with this kind of cold weather, but there is not much that can be done about it.  I just put up with it, like everyone else.  I’m sure that this real cold weather will not last real long, so if I truly want to go “out there” I’ll bundle up real good.  I do have all that is needed.

Last week I was supposed to go to Longwood Gardens with some other photography friends of mine, but that got cancelled because others could not make it.  I don’t really know how to get there from here, so I was going to ride with someone else.  I also was getting a free pass to the Garden instead of paying the $40.00 entrance fee.  But, since that fell apart I had to cancel the trip.  The trip there is still a go, but I have to wait until my “free pass” is going too.  Right now, Longwood Gardens down in Kennett Square near Philadelphia is all dressed up in Holiday Lights.  From what I’ve seen of it, the place is just simply very pretty to see with all the lights and lit up fountains like shown below.

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This is just one of the 2 or 3 Fountains that are all lit up for Christmas.  There is also the many, many trees and bushes that have hundreds, if not thousands of Christmas lights in them.  Longwood Gardens has a good reputation for being one of the prettiest places to view at Christmas time.  When I do get there, I am sure to take my Nikon camera and get some practice on shooting lights at night.  The more I do the better!!  I will Post them here.

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Since at this present time, I don’t really have that much to Post about that is new, I thought that I would take you back in time to a Park that I remember from the 60’s.  I can show you what was once here compaired to what is left from 3 years ago when I went here to photograph the ruins.  There arrow pointing down to a building used to be a ice cream, french fry, hamburger, hot dog, stand.

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This is all that remains of that building I pointed out in the above Image.  It’s been here for many years and is falling apart from neglect.  No one comes here anymore.  Just wasted away into History.  It’s probably allot worse now.  Maybe the whole thing fell apart to just a pile of bricks where much laughter and good times were had.

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I had taken this Image last year when it had snowed so bad.  I’m pretty sure that I have posted this before, but not sure.  The problem I have is that I never really know what I post about or not.  I think that I might have made Posts here about the same thing, but have a problem remembering.

Anyway, I took this Image from my archives because I wanted to give it more of a Soft look that I can do with my Editing Software.  When I took this shot, it was quite cold, but no wind.  Just kinda bitter cold if you know how that is.  My feet were warm in the snow, but I still had that age old problem of keeping my fingers and hands warm.

I’m not sure if I got this right or not.  It looks like the Image below, but not quite.

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This is not my Image, so I can take no credit for shooting this.  However, this is what I’m trying to do.  Give my Images more of a soft, but sharp look to them.  Any help would be appreciated if you know how to do this.  Thanks in advance.