Fencing at Green Spring Gardens – Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Fences and Gates

This is our entry in Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Fences and Gates.

This low serpentine fence at Green Spring Gardens in Alexandria, Virginia, will be awash with green in the coming weeks.  For now, only a few green tufts are visible.

This photo was taken on March 14, 2019. Specs are:

Canon 200D, ISO 100, f/5.6, 1/160 sec, 88 mm.

Glass Harp — Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Week 5 Photo – Music, guitar, instrument, men, coffee, etc.

This is our entry in Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Week 5 Photo – Music, guitar, instrument, men, coffee, etc..

During a street photography field trip to Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, we came across Jamey Turner playing his glass harp. From these stemmed glasses filled with water to various precise levels and strapped firmly to a simple table, he extracted beautiful classic and popular music with deft strokes of his fingers.

This photo was taken on July 12, 2016.  Specs are:

Canon SL1, ISO 100, f/3.2, 1/250 sec, 50 mm.

Little Stinker — Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Week 4 Photo – black and white, mirror, air plane, power lines, etc.

This is our entry in Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Week 4 Photo – black and white, mirror, air plane, power lines, etc..

Little Stinker is the Pitts Special S-1C aircraft flown by Betty Skelton when she won the 1949 and 1950 International Feminine Aerobatic Championships.   Little Stinker hangs in the National Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia, near Washington Dulles International Airport.  For more information about Little Stinker, visit Pitts Special S-1C.

 

This photo was taken on March 23, 2017. Specs are:

Olympus TG-4, ISO 100, f/3.2, 1/80 sec. 5.87 mm.

4th of July 2018

For everyone who did not get to enjoy a 4th of July fireworks display, here for your viewing pleasure is a selection from the fireworks display at Fairfax High School in Fairfax, Virginia.  The images are set to the finale of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture.

The photos were taken with a Canon SL1 and Olympus TG-5 on July 4, 2018.

 

Not that way — Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge – April 13, 2018

This is our entry in Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge – April 13, 2018.

While walking along a marked trail in Huntley Meadows Park in Alexandria, Virginia, we came across a sign:

MAINTENANCE ROAD

INFORMAL TRAIL

This path is not recognized nor maintained by park staff. If you choose to use it, proceed with caution. The path may be uneven, wet, and difficult to follow.

We decided not to go that way.

This photo was taken on March 23, 2018. Specs are:

Canon SL2, ISO 100, f/9.0, 1/80 sec, 27 mm

Huntley Meadows Boardwalk — Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge – March 23, 2018

This is our entry in Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge – March 23, 2018 & Thursday Special Challenge.

Yesterday we went to Huntley Meadows Park in Alexandria, Virginia, to practice photography; we had not visited this park before. We followed a series of trails through the park, which is still a bit soggy from the recent snow.  We were amazed by the Heron Trail, which features a boardwalk through wetland, with its surface about two feet above the surface of the water for most of its length.  The photo was taken near the beginning of the boardwalk. The hikers ahead of us have chosen to go left at the first intersection.  We did, also; maybe we will chose to go to the right on our next visit.

This photo was taken on March 23, 2018. Specs are:

Canon SL2, ISO 100, f/9.0, 1/200 sec, 71 mm.