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Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Words For Wednesday

 "What's broken can be mended.

What hurts can be healed.

And no mater how dark it gets,

the sun is going to rise again"

               ----Author unknown

This quote and the following photos I've recently taken reflect how I feel. I will be returning to work  (light duty with minimal walking) on Monday!

This first photo was a sunrise in Scituate MA taken from the parking lot of the Scituate Yacht Club. I couldn't go down on the beach, as I still can't walk on uneven surfaces ie: sand and rocks. I made this unique composition and was happy to come away with this photo I otherwise never would have taken if not for my limitations.

                                                  "A new day is dawning"


Another recent sunrise. This one taken at Sandy Beach in Cohasset before the sun rose. I was with members of my camera club, but they were all shooting from the beach. I stayed in the parking lot to be safe, and pulled out my 150-600 mm lens to get this shot.


"I'm ready to spread my wings and fly"


Looking forward to getting back into the swing of things.......with a new perspective!

Stay safe and well my friends xxoo

Thursday, March 11, 2021

My bench project Hobart Pond Whitman MA

 We are having a touch of Spring weather this week in Southern New England. I hope the weather is also nice in your neck of the woods. I went out for a "walk" with a few of my friends yesterday. It was my first time out with them since last Fall and it was great to see them and catch up. It was more like a slow stroll, but I am able to "stroll" now!!! I still have pain when I walk and still have a significant limp but I'm walking and pushing myself to deal with the pain, as I'm probably going to have it for a while. Not complaining......just being realistic. I knew from the beginning that this wasn't going to be easy. 

We went to Hobart Pond in Whitman because there's a flat paved walking path which is what I needed. I strolled part way but had to sit after a bit as I couldn't go too far. Here's the bench I sat on while waiting for my friends to return. 



I decided to give myself a project while I was waiting..... and make photographs of my surroundings from the bench. I'd like to call it my bench project. :-)

Frozen in time:


Waiting for Spring:


Nature Underfoot:


Reaching Out:


Soaring above me:


"Dave":


And my final shot from my bench project is where I felt my photography mojo coming back after such a long break. I titled this one "Skip" which was written on the back of my bench. I opened up the aperture to focus on "skip" and to blur my friends in the background who were heading back to me and the bench. 


I enjoyed my day outdoors. I enjoyed the time with my friends, and most of all I enjoyed taking photos again and challenging myself to take photos from my surroundings while sitting on a bench.

Hope you are doing well and safe! xxoo