As some readers will know I have been posting a new picture every day, taken that day, with the Nikon Df. Yesterday, June 24th was the first time I missed a day with that camera, due to travel. While traveling I kept the Sony RX100v.1 on my belt. So that has led me to reconsider my picture a day project. Starting with the 24th of June the picture a day will be with any camera I have, which was the RX100 yesterday. I suppose the Nikon Df will continue to dominate this project but the pictures will no longer be exclusively with that camera. I completed as of June 23rd 168 days of a new picture every day with the Df. Here are some additional travel shots with the RX100. The 30th street rail station in Philly is a magnificent old building.
Here is the handy belt holster for the RX100.
The reason I was traveling was for the Lenswork Roadshow led by Brooks Jensen, a truly inspirational conference.
Oh, and don’t let me forget the waitress at the Californian for lunch, who looked so puzzled when I asked if I could take her picture. “What should I do?” she said. “Just ignore me” said I.
The last three shots were taken with the Fujifilm X100s. That’s all for now.
We spent the afternoon in a lovely vineyard here in North Carolina attending the wedding of a friend’s daughter. The theme was casual country in a beautiful outdoor setting. In the hot 88 degree sun it was good to be dressed down with open collars and not ties or coats. The bride arrived in a buckboard.
When she got to the place for the service her two brothers helped her out.
The service was conducted by a friend of ours. They were in the shade of a great oak tree.
After the kiss, she replaces his hat. Nice work, girl.
Then down the isle and onto the buckboard. She has the reins!
Many years ago there was an interlude in my life when a good deal of my living was made photographing weddings. Today it was a pleasure to be under no pressure, just a time to relax with friends and enjoy a little photography. Marie and Andrew, may you have many happy years ahead.
I love clouds, all kinds of clouds in all kinds of weather. During my picture a day project with the Nikon Df I have had occasion to photograph a lot of clouds. So here is a selection. Two or three of these were put up in the picture a day with the Df but most have not been seen here before.
“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.”
― John Lubbock, The Use Of Life
“There was a star riding through clouds one night, & I said to the star, ‘Consume me’.”
― Virginia Woolf, The Waves
We all benefit from a space where clouds can be seen. The more open and expansive the better. There is something seemingly transcendent in the wonders of cloud formations. Oh yes the science has explanations for all the types of clouds, but that does not negate their art.
I expect, as long as I am able, to keep photographing clouds. Each day, every hour the skies remind us of the always changing nature of life on this wonderful planet. There surely is not another exactly like it in this whole enormous cosmos.