Abbey Lane

June 9, 2011 in animals, Landscapes, Nature, Photography, Places

Abbey Lane

Abbey Lane

I was at a local park walking along the asphalt path and happened to capture a Goose with her gosling crossing the path ahead of me. Something looked familiar about it to me.   At first I couldn’t place it, then it dawned on me, it looked like the Beatles aalbum cover for Abbey Road.  So after looking at the cover, I flipped the image horizontally and added the crosswalk lines.   I almost added more like the cars etc, but then I might as well just drop the birds in the Abbey Road cover, and that would take away from my capture. I think flipping the photo and adding the lines, while may not be necessary, I think is enough and effective.

Here is the unedited photo

Abbey Lane Original

Abbey Lane Original

Zoo trip

June 19, 2009 in animals, Nature, Photography, Places

Photos from the Philadelphia Zoo.

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Philly Museum Area

May 15, 2009 in Landscapes, Photography, Places

Photos from around the Philly Museum Area. Photos include the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter & Paul, The Swann Memorial Fountain and the statue in front of  The Academy of Natural Sciences.

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Philly Sun Set photos

January 22, 2009 in Landscapes, Photography, Places

and photos taken around the Tacony Palmyra bridge and the Palmyra Nature Park, NJ .

Grand Central Terminal

January 2, 2009 in Black & White, Photography, Places

Grand Central Terminal

See more in my Places page, under photography.

Grounds For Sculpture

August 21, 2008 in Photography, Places

I just took my first trip to Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, NJ. This just may have become my new favorite place. It’s a 35 acre park with beautiful gardens and sculptures. You really have to explore this place, they have these hidden little gardens that will surprise you, but you do have to search for them. The sculptures are beautiful and amazing. I only spent a couple of hours there and it wasn’t long enough.

Some of my favorite sculptures (so far) are by J. Seward Johnson Jr. This artist basis some of his sculptures on famous paintings by such artists as Manet and Renoir. He recreates Edouard Manet’s (1832-83) painting, Déjeuner Sur l’Herbe, in his sculpture Déjeuner Déjà Vu with incredible accuracy.

Other things about the park that I liked was the peacocks that roam freely around the park. The water sculptures are fantastic. The main pond I saw was stocked with koi and the surrounding landscaping was just beautiful.

All in all a great place that I can’t wait to go back to. Fair warning though, the food prices are like other museums I’ve been to, pricey.

Of the photos I have, I only know a few of the sculptures titles and names of the artist’s and they are:
“The Eye of the Beholder “1997
J. Seward Johnson Jr.

“On Poppied Hill” 1999
J. Seward Johnson Jr.
based on the painting: La Promenade (La Promenade, la femme à l’ombrelle – Woman with a parasol) 1875
by Claude Monet

“Déjeuner Déjà Vu”
J. Seward Johnson Jr.
recreates Edouard Manet’s (1832-83) painting, Déjeuner Sur l’Herbe

“Mirage” 1996
Katrina Tatarovich

Philadelphia Aerial Photos

July 10, 2008 in Photography, Places

I recently had the opportunity to take a ride in a helicopter. This was my first time, wow! That was one of the coolest experiences I’ve had. This was a great chance to try out my new lens a 24-70mm f2.8 EX DG Macro, this fits my Sony Alpha. I also borrowed a Canon and rented a 300mm f2.8l IS USM. That’s a great lens! Anyway, here are a few sample photos.

Eastern State Penitentiary

April 10, 2008 in Black & White, Photography, Places

Here are some photos from a recent trip to Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia.

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A Rainy Day in Philadelphia

March 8, 2008 in Black & White, Landscapes, Photography, Places

A rainy day in Philadelphia and the burbs.

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