Back on the Street

To paraphrase Van Morrison - what a fantabulous day to make pictures, 'neath the cover of blue August skies .To paraphrase Van Morrison - what a fantabulous day to make pictures, 'neath the cover of blue August skies...

To paraphrase Van Morrison - what a fantabulous day to make pictures, 'neath the cover of blue August skies...

In my last post we were in the throes of a heat wave. Vacation and the wonderful distraction of the birth of my first grandchild bring me here weeks later to one of the best weeks of the summer, weather-wise.

I'd never noticed the sunflowers in LOVE Park before. I've photographed the huge inflorescence (flowering heads) of sunflowers against a blue sky before - mostly in the midwest. These were tucked in a corner of the park, above the entrance to the underground parking. There was no sidewalk, so I had to almost walk in traffic on Arch Street to gain access to to the high planter.

I saw the sunflowers at the very end of a productive mid-day wandering Center City Philadelphia between assignments, doing some street photography and cool weather feature photo hunting.

Later in the afternoon it was on to Chester, where a drum and drill team practiced in the park for a performance they're doing at Disney World in two weeks.

The week started with an assignment near Trenton, and a chance to take backroads back home - Route 206 anyway - instead of the NJ Turnpike or I-295. Not only did I want to buy some fresh Jersey tomatoes and white corn, I was looking for a country version of street photography as well...

Continue Reading