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Monthly Archives: June 2008

One Evening in Venice
Painting on Water, 5/23/08

This was taken on our last evening in Venice. I love the reflection on the water. It feels like a painting to me.

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Summer Fun!
Summer Fun, 6/22/08

This morning it was dreary and raining – a perfect day for a little reading. I read the chapter on panning in Bryan Peterson’s new book, Understanding Shutter Speed. Later though, it turned out to be a beautiful day so I headed for the Rose Garden. The roses are in full bloom and just gorgeous right now.

This young brother and sister were having a great time riding their bikes around the fountain I decided to take the opportunity to try my hand at panning. Unfortunately, just as I was starting to get the hang of it, they took a spill and that was the end of all of our fun. Thankfully, they were both fine.

This was the last photo I took before they fell and the best of the bunch. It’s a little crooked and I wish I would have gotten the whole bike in the shot, but for my first time trying this technique, I’m pleased with the results.

Inside Out
Inside Out, 5/30/08

After spending nine days in Italy we travelled to France. This photo of the Louvre in Paris was taken from inside the Louvre. One thing that was disappointing on our trip was that our tour only gave us one hour in the Louvre and we never got a chance to go back. The Louvre is huge and you could spend weeks there and still not see everything. Someday I’d like to go back and spend much more time in Paris. There was so much to see and do and we really just got a little taste.

In total, we were in Europe for 3 weeks. I took thousands of photos, literally. Since returning I have been overwhelmed with trying to catch up from the trip and have neglected this blog. I’m working on getting my Europe gallery put together. I’ll link to it here when it’s done. In the meantime, I’ll just continue to post some more individual photos.