I woke up early, remembering there was no half & half for my coffee. So I made a quick list, got dressed, and headed up to the grocery store. We have no plans for the weekend other than some chores at home, and then I’ll sit by the pool. Ok, I know that it’s only a kiddie pool but I don’t care. It’s wet. And I have a float.
I had my first photo shoot yesterday, not that I plan on doing this sort of thing all the time. I wasn’t exactly sure what the client (my friend, Charles) wanted, but I am hoping he’s happy with the results. Here are just a few photos to share with you.
Charles builds guitars and his work is exceptional. I loved this antique-looking banjo.
And the colors of this electric guitar.
I shot these photos in a small workshop in the backyard in low light using no flash and my 50mm lens.
But it wasn’t until a couple of the guys began to play that I really got into the groove.
The music was pretty darn good.
And the guys were pretty cool, too.
Afterward, I went for a walk with Charles’ wife, my friend Margie. You may remember her as the art teacher at our school, and the person I’ve taken trips with to NYC to see my son. We took Zorba, their beautiful dog, and headed to the water.
Havre de Grace, Maryland at low tide along the boardwalk. That’s North East across the water there.
Margie is in a cast because she fractured her wrist. It’s a long story but I will just say that my friend has known more sadness in her life than anyone I’ve ever met, yet she still exudes such joy.
The beautiful dog you see here is Zorba, who was inherited after the dog’s owner, a dear friend of Margie, passed away. It’s so good to see them together.
We drove around to the Lock House and walked around the pond there. It was such a beautiful afternoon and I captured this little moth using my 70-300mm lens.
There was also a carnival set up in town, and we pulled over for a few minutes so that I could jump out and grab some quick photos. Margie pointed out this one to me.
All in all, a lovely afternoon. I even got to bring home some hydrangeas from their neighbor’s yard. Unfortunately, I left them in the back seat of the car when I got home and it wasn’t until a couple of hours later that I remembered and ran out to rescue the now-wilted blooms. I re-cut their stems under water, then put them in a vase, hoping to salvage them.
When I got up this morning, I was glad to see that they’d completely recovered from their near-death experience, which made me glad.
Hope your weekend is wonderful ~
Thanks, as ever, for stopping by to visit me here. It’s always a pleasure to have you come by.