Don’t reinvent the wheel, just realign it.
Anthony J. D’Angelo
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“To see a World in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand And Eternity in an hour.”
All the waiting has come to an end!
Below are the results of my family portrait session with one of the best families around!
Just to refresh your memory of the teaser I posted on 6/1 regarding the shoot:
“I must say that this is one of the best families around…and I’m not just saying that because Lee has been one of my greatest friends since High School. Lee and his brother Scott decided to purchase a portrait session with me as an anniversary gift to their parents. I was so excited to do it! We met close to sunset at his parent’s house which is in a beautiful community that had a nice lake and gazebo as well as a great lake view from their backyard to work with. We even included the doggies (you’ll see!).
Lee’s family was so wonderful to work with. I laughed the entire time we were involved in the shoot (especially at his Dad’s jokes!!) and had a great evening as I joined them for the 2nd evening of their Passover celebration. I tried Brisket for the first time and had 2nd a helping because it was sooo good!
Thanks to all of you for making me feel like part of the family!!”
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A little fun with sun-flare!
Love these two!!
The pups minus one back in Florida!
How could you NOT love this family??
So sweet! 🙂
Yesterday we took a ride the Red Mill in Clinton, NJ armed with a cooler filled with yummy submarine sandwiches and snacks. We arrived in Clinton and parked at the Red Mill and walked over the bridge to the side of the waterfall that faced the Mill and set down our cooler and got comfortable.
We ate our lunch enjoying the view of the Mill and the waterfall.
Luckily we were done with our lunch when Chris discovered that we had a lunch visitor sitting directly next to our cooler and US!! Eeeeeewwwwww!
I did NOT take my time getting up and out of there…but I did go back for a photo! Ha!
I have been wanting to visit the Mill for about a year and finally had the opportunity.
The ca. 1810 Red Mill was originally built as a woolen mill. Over the next 100 years, the Mill was used at different times to process grains, plaster, talc and graphite. The Mill was also used to produce peach baskets, as well as to generate electricity and pump water for the town.
After we ate I got some photography time in and was able to capture photos of the Mill (after waiting ten minutes for “MR JOHN” to get out of all of my shots! lol!).
It started out as a beautiful sunny day…perfect for a picnic but of course as soon as I was set up with the camera and tripod it started to rain a little. We devised a way to still be able to get my shots: I carry a black trash bag in my camera bag and we placed it over me and the camera like a mini-tent. Despite some shots with rain drops in them because the lens got a little wet I took some photos that I was pleased with. 🙂
After photos the drizzling rain stopped, we packed up my gear, and took a walk down the cute little main street of the town and Chris enjoyed an ice cream while I enjoyed an Italian ice. 🙂
The ice cream store was the most charming little place ever —> JJ Scoops!
We had such a wonderful day!! 🙂
Hand-held panoramic photo done on a visit to New York City, January 2nd, merged in Photoshop CS3.
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I wish I was a little more centered in the composition but this was the only place I could stand from across the way.