Mr. S aka "Bumpa" and I took Ryleigh to the Paragon Carousel last night. This is a beautiful carousel that was built in 1928. The Paragon Carousel is the last remaining attraction from the beloved Paragon Park amusement Park at Nantasket Beach that closed in 1985. I actually have fond memories of my family riding this same carousel when I was a child.
This image makes my heart sing!
Children love to wave to their family members each time the carousel passes them by, and it was so cute to see Ryleigh point and wave to me.
Although it was smack dab in the middle of the harsh afternoon sunlight as I drove past this scene, I still turned around and went back to shoot it. I loved the little bench with the basket sitting by the barn door and really wanted to capture the moment. I love scenes like this, and chances are this bench and basket would not be here the next time I came by.
The harsh sunlight hurt this next image, but I still like it because of the blurred tractor. It adds a nice sense of place.
I found a gem of a garden this week and went back to it yesterday with my camera. There are literally hundreds of lotus flowers there. I took a few quick shots yesterday, and plan to return with my tripod and macro lens. Here's a few images I took yesterday.
I'm also starting to get comfortable using Lightroom, and I LOVE it.
The Emery Estate in Weymouth was built in 1903 by the prominent Emery family. It was acquired by the town of Weymouth a few years ago, and it still sits in it's run down condition. The town takes care of the lawns and gardens, which are really beautiful. The grounds of the property are open to the public. The house itself was modeled after George Washington's Mount Vernon home. The property sits atop of King Oak Hill with beautiful views of the Boston skyline.
I was asked to do a senior picture session here a few weeks ago. It was the perfect place, and we had a great time walking around the property and shooting photos.
How beautiful is Abby????
So much fun!
Abby has the most beautiful eyes with specks of different colors. Her mother requested an image that would show her beautiful eyes. Just look at how pretty they are!
It was a fun afternoon of shooting such a wonderful girl, and I also really loved exploring The Emery Estate. I hope the town of Weymouth restores the home and it puts it to good use for the public to enjoy.
We stopped at the pond by Cordage Park in Plymouth and saw this Mama duck and her ducklings. They were so adorable. The ducklings look like they were recently born.....,my guess would be within the past week. This brings me a little bit of comfort to know that these ducklings were born so late in the season, because the Mama Swan is STILL sitting on her nest with three eggs at the Island Grove Pond in Abington.
How cute is this sight? I just love to see the baby wildlife.
I went to Plymouth Harbor last evening with two good friends. It was a perfect summer evening......temps were hot but there was a nice breeze down by the water. We had a great dinner and took some pictures. The only disappointment was the sunset.....or lack thereof. What looked like was going to be a promising sunset just fizzled behind the cloud cover and we never actually got treated with the colors we were hoping for. But that's how it goes with photography, and you just have to take whatever conditions Mother Nature hands to you.
Here is a shot of the harbor before we had dinner.
And a Cormorant resting on this skiff
After dinner, this gull was resting on a piling at the pier.
The best of the sunset. Minutes later the light was gone and that was it.
I don't see me catching up on all the days I have missed so I'll just keep on posting until I reach 365 days of posting. I hope you are enjoying the pictures.
I always find the analogy of the living wildlife and plants etc. at the cemetery vs the symbol of death with the headstones to be interesting. Here are a few recent examples of this.
On another note, I just want to send a shout out and word of thanks to my friend Wayne, who took the time yesterday to sit with me and taught me how to navigate my way around Lightroom. I have met the most wonderful people in my camera club and am extremely grateful.
I'm baaaaaaack. But you are going to have to bare with me as I am just beginning to learn the new software. So far so good with the new laptop.......but then again I've only had it for a few hours. I love the look of it. The speed is much quicker than any other laptop I've owned.
I've had some issues downloading the Adobe Creative Cloud Lightroom and Photoshop Software. I kept getting an error message, which resulted in me calling the fine folks at Adobe......and they were able to solve the issue for me.
So, it is now downloaded and the next task I have is to learn how to use it. This image is a "quick and dirty" edit of a RAW file I took the other night. I wanted to put it up here on the blog just because it's been so long since I have posted an image. I fumbled my way through Lightroom to get the image processed and save as a jpeg. Yeah for me. But I have so much more learning to do.
This is a cute Juvenile Canada Goose that was laying down in the grass at the cemetery.
Hello! I'm out if commission for a few more days so please bare with me. My laptop did and I just ordered a new one that should arrive in two days. I also will be joining Adobe's Creative Cloud so will be learning Lightroom and the latest version of Photoshop. It is time for me to upgrade anyway. Photoshop CS3 has served me well over the years but it really is time to move on. I hope to be back in business in a few days and will still be out shooting so will have lots of good pictures to post as I catch up. Thanks for being there for me. I always appreciate your views!
The early evening warm reflections in this image that I took the other evening, remind me of the Fall Season.......my favorite time of year. I am always anxious to see Fall approach, but this year, after the winter we endured, I want to slow this summer down and really enjoy it.
By the way, this image was planned and it worked out just as I was hoping. I waited behind the opening in the bushes hoping that one of the geese would swim through that spot!
This blog first began as a 365 day project. It was a lot of fun to post daily, but as life changes and evolves, so has the purpose of this blog. I hope to share with you the things that I love to photograph in and around New England, as well as an occasional glimpse into my everyday life.
I am a Mother, Wife, Daughter, Friend, and Photographer. I also work part time in a local hospital. Thank you for taking this photographic journey with me.