Monday, August 27, 2007
I just returned from Colorado Springs and had a lot of time to photograph landscape and some other cool sites and activities. This was one of the rare trips where my wife was able to come along and join me for some of the fun. Riding a hot air balloon was fun but I think that the filling of the balloon is a better photographic opportunity than the ride itself. We also had a chance to photograph a rodeo from inside the fences and that was very cool. You can check out more of the pictures at: http://www.jeffcable.com/Colorado
Friday, August 10, 2007
I just got back from a trip to Philadelphia and did not have much time to photograph during the day but made sure to make a couple of trips downtown in the evening to photograph some of the sites. My favorite area was shooting from the steps of the History Museum (made famous in the Rocky movie). This gave a nice view of the downtown area without a lot of distractions. The weather was perfect, which made it that much easier to hang out and shoot for hours.
I had a good time shooting the fountains and statues in front of the museum. I rarely turn my images to Black & White, but I think this one works better that way.
I saw these boat houses lit up along the side of one of the freeways and I had to get this picture. Unfortunately, there is nowhere (legal) to stop but I parked the car in a turn out and ran to get this shot. Once I set up the tripod, I turned and saw a tow truck pulling up to the rental car. Needless to say, I high-tailed it back to the car and got out of there. But...I got the shot!