For a few weeks now, I have been promising tulip pics from Washington Park. I’ve put up some pics I have taken in years past, all in an attempt to make you want to see fresh ones from this year. Well, today is that day. This morning, I got up extra early (for me anyway) and went down to Washington Park with a few members from my photo group and I got some fresh pictures to share with you.
When I got to the park around 7am, there were a few other photographers milling around and a bunch of State workers putting the final touches on the grounds for this weekend’s Tulip Fest. They were taking down the temporary fence around the fountain and scrubbing the fountain down, preparing to fill it up. A few other workers were mowing the lawn around the fountain. After about 3 hours, the park became pretty crowded with people walking and taking pictures. I left around 10am as the sun was getting pretty harsh and the dew drops were starting to dry up.
I took about 400 pictures in my time there this morning. I’ll probably only post about 20 or so of them on the internet, as I am highly critical of my work. Probably much more than anyone else. I really hope you enjoy them. I can only hope that some of the photos I take make someone smile. That would make it all worth it. Ok, enough babbling from me. Here’s what you really came to see…
If you’d like to see more, please check out my Flickr. See ya soon!
Time is slow ticking down to the well known Tulip fest in Albany. I promised I would keep posting pictures I have taken over the last few years in Washington Park until I get fresh ones this year to share. Here are a couple more I took last year in the park.
Hopefully in the next week or so, the tulips will be opening and I will be there around sunrise to get pictures when the light is perfect. Let’s just hope the weather cooperates! See ya soon!
As I promised a few weeks ago, here are a few more pictures from previous years at the Tulip Fest. It’s only a few weeks away now, and I am very excited. Over the next few weeks, I will head down to Washington Park around sunrise to get some pitcures of this year’s flowers. I can’t wait!
Are you ready for Tulip Fest? Do you go for the entertainment, or the flowers? Both? Let me know. See you soon!
As promised, here are a few more pictures from Tulip fest last year. I am going to keep working on sharing them until I get some new ones at this year’s Tulip fest. Sorry for the short blog, but it’s after midnight and I have been out on the bike since around noon! My butt is draggin’!
See ya soon…
And by that time, I mean Spring time! The sun is shining again and the trees are starting to sprout buds. Rose and I rode the Harley down to her parents house in Rhinebeck for Easter dinner, and on the way down I saw a ton of brilliant yellow blooms. There were also seedlings growing in her parent’s backyard. The birds are chirping in the mornings and insects are starting to come back around. Here is a dragonfly I found one Spring trying to blend in with a stick.
Spring coming around is a huge relief to me. I am sure I have mentioned before that I go into a sort of (self-proclaimed) “photographic depression” after the leaves fall off the trees and Winter rolls around. It’s not until those first blooms of Spring that I get the urge to shoot again. Seeing those first flowers and buds just starts to inspire me. Here’s a shot I took last year as the flowers were just starting to grow.
But, here’s the problem – now that the weather is getting better, I get torn on what I’d rather do, go riding or go shooting. Tough decision to make for me. Between Thursday and Sunday, I put about 150 miles a day on the bike. It’s been five months, so it was way overdue. Now, I am ready to do some shooting. I want to gather locations in the area that I haven’t shot before. I’ve done Washington Park and Tulip fest a million times. Been to Plotter Kill falls and Ka’aterskill falls is a favorite of mine.
What I am looking for are places that I can take my photography group, The Capital Region Photography Meetup Group, and have interesting subjects for them to shoot. I would love suggestions in the Albany, NY area. I don’t mind traveling, but would like to keep it within an hour or so of Albany because members will need to travel and carpool. I appreciate any suggestions you can give me. Thanks in advance!
See ya soon…