Monday, February 29, 2016

Weekend in Denver, CO

My son and daughter-in-law moved to Denver because of a job opportunity, and so Friday afternoon I hopped on a plane for a visit and arrived in time for dinner. We spent the weekend catching up and I was shown around their new town.  On Saturday we headed out of town for Estes Park and the Rocky Mountain National Park.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Battle of Aiken 2016 II

A few more images from last weekend's activities at the Battle of Aiken.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Battle of Aiken 2016

The reenactment of the Battle of Aiken is held annually in Aiken.  There are many opportunities for action photography, portrait photography, and certainly for people watching.  I have never seen such an interesting collection of characters in one place as I have seen today.  These are a few images captured as I tried to get a sense of how it all works.  I am going back tomorrow with a slightly modified set of photography tools and a little better idea of where to position myself.  

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Defiant against the Elements

I had nowhere special to be today so I gassed up the car and headed south to one of my all time favorite places, Hunting Island State Park.  Usually I explore the area near the lighthouse, but this time I went further south to the nature center and hiked the trail to the beach, through the maritime forest and over the lagoon on the pedestrian bridge.  It is quite startling to see how much erosion has taken place at the south end of the island. The sand has disappeared and neighboring Fripp Island has been the beneficiary.  The state park has one lone cabin still standing in the sea.  It used to be part of a group of cabins set back from the beach. It won't be there much longer.  It was a cold, windy, and gray day.  Not ideal conditions for photography, but it's always nice to be outside in the fresh air and I got more interesting exercise than my usual treadmill slog to the tune of political talking heads on the tv.