My travels this week took me down to Norfolk, VA. I go there a couple of times a year to photograph some of the ships in the area. On the way back, I tried to stop at a place called President’s Park – an amazing little attraction with massive presidents’ heads. I was dismayed to learn that the park apparently had to shut down for financial reasons. It would be a very short fence to hop and go in, though… perhaps on a subsequent (warmer) trip, I will do a little trespassing. In the meantime, I snagged some photos from beyond the fence.
I also stopped in the Bass Pro Shops on my drive up. That place never fails to amuse and amaze me. They have a waterfall inside that flows into a giant aquarium.
Finally, the Lighting Essentials’ Project 52 assignment for last week was to photograph a stranger. I do this all the time for my street photography, but it’s a totally different thing to walk up to someone and actually convince them to pose for you. They normally ask “what’s it for?” and my heart jumps into my throat and I basically scurry away as quickly as possible. Not the best conditions for taking a great picture. So here’s my lackluster entry for Week #2. I plan to do considerably better for the other assignments. Here’s Jonathan at Umi Japanese Fine Dining in Fredericksburg, VA.