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Showing posts with label July. Show all posts
Showing posts with label July. Show all posts

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Kajarisha: Maiden Portraits of an American Ethnic Beauty

Like myself, my very dear friend, Pebbles, is of a multi ethnic background, predominantly, she is mostly of the Cherokee Nation. (Native American)

Her daughter, Kajarisha, has been spending most of the summer with her father, whom is Caucasian. So, she came down to do a religious convention with her mother (Pebbles). And, she is exceptionally cute, and VERY beautiful. Here she is posing for some photos in the garden.

Pebbles gave her a Milk Maid Braid, and I did the ribbons. We all did her clothing, hair, etc.

 Unfortunately, those darn clouds blocked my perfect sunlight, so they are not quite as bright & colorful, as I would've preferred.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Logan Square Fountain: Center City Philadelphia

I tried some experimental photos, at Logan Square. It's a really well known landmark in Philadelphia. You're not supposed to swim in it, but everyone does, and no one ever stops it.

It's very relaxing & refreshing to just sit around anywhere there.

I shot several angles there, but I preferred my frames which had The Moore College of Art in the background.

Just a little side note:
When I was in 8th grade I was awarded a scholarship to take an art class at The Moore College of Art.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Misc. Philadelphia Photos

Just a number of Photos of interest throughout Philadelphia in the past week.

July 4th, Philadelphia Art Museum Fairmount Park Block Party. Various Musicians/artists playing live. Literally ON the Ben Franklin Parkway street.

 Block party in the day time on Ben Franklin Parkway.
July 4th, 2012 


 Carnival on Ben Franklin Parkway July 4th 2012
 Logan Square, Center City Philadelphia,
July 2nd 2012
July 2nd Behind the Art Museum at the LARGE Gazebo by the River.

I had an interview in Manayunk in the morning, and I was stuck in these clothes all day, sweating my life away.

Regardless, after I went to Starbucks, I got majorly bloated due to hormones. :-/

Found the drinking fountain on the other side of the Parkway AFTER I desperately needed it, and spent my money on salty soda.

I also didn;t go to any of the Occupy protests. I thought about it... but, no...

Sunset At Philadelphia Museum of Art: LOW HUMIDITY


So, this was a bit of a dream come true for me! Only thing is, this was a low humidity day, so the colors weren't quite as rich as if it has been HIGH HUMIDITY.

The LAST week of JUNE and the FIRST week of JULY is THE BEST time to shoot to get the specific light & colors.

I shot these on July 2nd, at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, in near Center City. 費城! 

 I used to live on Ben Franklin Parkway in 1999. But, from 1998-2001 and a few other years after when I was in Philly, end of June and Early July, I would take special notice of the sun sets behind the Art Museum. From about 2000-2004 there were many renovations done back there, so it's much different now. But, the sunsets are special JUST at this time, and ONLY from specific locations at the Museum.
There are 2 gazebos there. I've shot at the waterfront LARGE gazebo in 2011 for a wedding with a special permit. But, This time was FREE.

 The sunsets still look good in Spring & Fall, but this specific Solstice time is especially unique. THE COLORS! I know this because I also PAINT, and studied Meteorology in Environmental sciences, as well as 3D CGI rendering. So, I NEEDED to know this stuff.

I finally got MY chance to shoot here, since my camera is at least good enough. This project took me several hours.
I needed to bring my tripod.

I will try to make another attempt this week, during high humidity. This will hopefully get more RICH reds in the sky.

Some of these DO use filters.

 If you wish to see more, Museum Sun Set in Philly