"Photography records the gamut of feelings written on the human face, the beauty of the earth and skies that man has inherited, and the wealth and confusion that man has created. It is a major force in explaining man to man." -- Edward Steichen
More good news! Entered two images in the 16th Annual Quincy ArtsFest and both won an award! I'm on a roll lately and very thankful for it.
The black and white image, titled "From the Ashes, was taken at the 9/11 Memorial in New York City, was awarded an Honorable Mention in the B&W category.
The color image at right, "Mystical" won a Second Place in the Color Category.
The 16th Annual Quincy ArtsFest 2013 is being held on September 21 and 22 at the Quincy Park & Recreation Department, One Merrymount Parkway in Quincy. On exhibit are color and black and white photography, along with media categories oil and acrylic, drawing and pastel, watercolor, mixed media, collage, printmaking, sculpture and clay. There are also crafters!
It's been a while since I posted. Thought I would check in with some exciting news. My photo entitled "Mystical" has been awarded an "Honorable Mention" in Black & White at the Plymouth Guild's Art Show!
The show is open to the public from Saturday, September 14 through Sunday, October 13 at the Plymouth Center for the Arts, 11 North Street in Plymouth. Stop by and view some beautiful artwork, sculptures and photography.
Joined the South Shore Camera Club on a "Road Trip", via a hired bus coach, to the 9/11 Memorial in New York City. We left at 7:00 a.m., made one stop along the way and arrived in the City just about noon. Having about three hours before we were scheduled as a group to visit the Memorial, my friend, Susan and I took advantage of the free Staten Island Ferry, visited Trinity Church, St. Paul's Church, and stopped for ice cream from a street vendor.
South Tower Pool
North Tower Pool
The 9/11 Memorial, in my humble opinion, is a beautiful and fitting tribute to all those who lost their lives on that horrific date. The two pools sit on the footprints of the North and South Towers. The "Freedom Tower", which will stand 1776 feet when completed, is just about done, and there are five additional buildings which are in various stages of construction. The "infinity" pools are peaceful and soothing, yet one cannot forget
the lives lost as their names are etched all along the rim of both
pools. Nor should we ever forget.
I have been watching this nest since last October when Hurricane Sandy made it's way to the Northeast. That nest swayed and bounced in the high winds. I believed it wouldn't make it through the night. The next morning, there it was, sitting as nice as could be.
In February the Northeast was hit with a blizzard, with snow totals anywhere from 2 feet to 3 feet, with accompanying high winds. Again, the nest swayed and bounced, and again I thought it wouldn't make it. It did, it's "roof" covered in snow, it sat as pretty as can be, glistening in the sun, with its "roof" strong and supporting the pile of snow on top.
In March, the Northeast was hit with a "surprise" snowfall of about 2 feet. Yep, you guessed it, the picture at left shows that the little nest did indeed make it through that storm as well.
It is truly amazing what "nature" can build, how strong its built, how it survives storm after storm. Maybe man can learn how to engineer stronger bridges, roads, houses and buildings. I am truly amazed at the skill of the little birds that built this stronghold!
Had a fabulous time today at the Weymouth Elks 40th Anniversary Senior Luncheon. Because we donated items to the luncheon's raffles, myself, cousins Deb (pinkserenity16 on eBay) and Donna (DonnaCapozziDesigns.com) were "guests", along with their Moms, Midge and Helen. The doors opened two hours before lunch, during which time the raffle items were awarded. My framed print of the Zakim Bridge in Black and White was one of the items. There was a 3 piece band, which were great, and the seniors had a wonderful time dancing and kicking up their heels! Before lunch we were all entertained by a horse race, rooting for our favorite numbered horse. The lunch, consisting of stuffed chicken, carrots and mashed potatoes was cooked right in the hall's kitchen and was quite tasty. If you have a senior family member, or know a senior, think of them for next year's luncheon!