[Friends, I have not one but two photo shoots today, one this morning at a baby shower, and another one late this afternoon in glorious gardens. My phone rang at 8am this morning. The Mother of the young woman whose baby shower I am attending, asked me if I would take pictures. YES!! Of course I will! What’s the saying? Feast or famine? When it rains it pours? If I do not answer your comments right away as I usually attempt to do, know I will when I can. Bless you! And have a Great Day indeed! Love, Amy]
Now on to my story ….
Yesterday I decided to go for a ride on my bike. So I went. I had no set plans, just with the general idea of getting away from “life” for a while. Oh, that is not totally correct. I rode to a home whose owner has absolutely gorgeous gardens with my intention to get permission to photograph them. I got it!!! YAY!!! She has SO many flowers, it will probably take me about 3 days to do them all. Oh, have YOU got some Beauties in store for you!
Getting back to this post …. (smile)
Of course I had my cellphone in my pocket which turned out to be a gift in disguise. For you see, in the park I went for a ride in, I saw such diversity of people, I just had to experiment with “street photography”.
To be honest, overall, I was very disappointed, for some of my photographs blurred, most likely due to my nervousness in taking the photos. If I had not told a couple who were celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary that I planned on posting this on Sunday, I would not have. Why? Because the photos that did blur, the most important ones, at least to me, came out blurred. Yep, Ted and Judy, yours are what I am speaking of, and I am truly so sorry from the bottom of my Heart, that this happened. You looked so beautiful, Judy, and you so handsome and strong, Ted, I really wanted to do you two justice. My hands must have moved the cellphone just slightly as I was taking your photo. Darn darn darn! I did my best to unblur your image, but my knowledge of PS is limited. I really did do my best.
Anyways, here is how the story unfolded. I was riding in this park and I noticed a baseball game in progress (Softball to be exact) and then after that, some kids playing badminton. So I stopped to take photos.
Then across the street, I noticed a man playing a guitar and singing. I swung my bike in his direction, and snapped a photo. To my astonishment, the trees came out clear but not the people. HUH? It is getting evident I have a lot to learn about street photography. I think I like my flowers better. Here is the photo of the guitar player.
Where would my bike head me next? Next I saw a DJ, yes, you heard me, a DJ and I asked him if it was OK to take his photo. He had a huge infectious grin on his face and man, my face just lit up like a Christmas tree when I saw those big white pearlies of his. I could just feel his joy! He said yes, so here he is.
I started riding my bike again and I see this lovely young woman in a striped black and white dress walking her dog, coming towards me. I stopped my bike and asked her if I could take her picture because she just looked so darn pretty. She said yes to my elation and so I snapped. Kimberly, if you are reading this, you came out clear and just gorgeous. You should model!! Here is Kimberly and her dog.
In our conversation, Kimberly told me about her grandparents’ 50th Wedding Anniversary and I was told it would be OK to take pictures. So off I went in that direction, and entered the building where the celebration was taking place. Ted and Judy got married on August 1, 1964, and yesterday renewed their wedding vows. Now, if this is not a milestone I don’t know what is! They have five children, fourteen grandchildren, and six great grandchildren. Congratulations to Ted and Judy! And a huge apology that your photo blurred. Here they are, with Judy having a crown on her head, standing next to her husband of 50 years …..
It was about time for me to head back home, so after talking to Ted and Judy for a little while I again got back on my bike. As I did, I did something with my camera, not sure what. Oops, how did I get in here?
And last but not least. As I rounded a corner all set to go home, I saw a beautiful group of women from India. I stopped and asked permission to take their picture, and they said yes. I snapped, said, “Namaste”, and again headed for home.
There you have it. You just came along with me on my ride in the park yesterday. I really enjoyed talking to the people I did, and I was very surprised that all who I asked, allowed me to take their photos. Thank you to all of you who made this post possible. I am very honored and grateful to you.
I hope you enjoyed this post, even if some of my photos were blurred. I know I have room for improvement. Have a Great Day!!!! (((HUGS))) Amy
Photography/A Day in the Park 2014©AmyRose