Later this week I will be posting some pictures of a new wedding album we will be offering. Our new "Platinum Series" will include a leather cover with a cameo. The cameo refers to a 5x5 window that will house one of the images from the wedding!
We area really excited to be adding this new series and will go more into it later this week, including pictures of the album, inside and outside!! At this point the new albums will be offered as an upgrade to our standard albums.
Well Phyllis is getting ready to leave and I have to pack up the car. So enjoy this rewind of one of our most popular blog postings !
I'm not sure why but I have had song lyrics racing though my mind this whole week. It might have something to do with Idol auditions. (By the way love, the guy with tourets) But I digress. From the moment I wake up till the time I try and sleep, songs are seeping in. Some are my favorites like Sinatra, Sammy and Dean. Others are songs I have not heard for years. You ever have that happen? You're trying to go to sleep and a song from the Dixie Cups or Sid Vicious just pops in there. (I made up the Sid part. I would not know a Sid song if my life depended on it). It's even worse when it's some commercial you heard earlier that day. It is just disturbing to be in bed with your wife and have the lyrics, "I wish I were an Oscar Meyer wiener, everyone would be in love with me" running through your head. Have you noticed that as bad as it is to have it in your head, sometimes you can't stop yourself from singing out loud?? You do not even realize it and you hear it and you think, "Hey, that sounds like me, it is me. Hey, I don't sound too bad." Then you see the person next to you suddenly giving you more space,
Ok, enough song lyrics. (I am now going to have that damn song in my head all day).
Well, then I went to Disney and started shooting (that photographer talk for taking photographs). Go ahead use it today. Watch how people will assume you're a photographer. Of course, you run the risk they may call the police instead. The words, "Yup, I just shot that dude" tends to catch people's attention.
But, I digress once again. As I was walking through Disney's Wild Kingdom shooting, the En Vogue song, Free your Mind and The Rest Will Follow', popped into my head.
FREE YOUR MIND AND THE REST WILL FOLLOW
BE COLOR BLIND DON'T BE SO SHALLOW....FREE YOUR MIND!
Actually, it's one of the all time great choruses. I'm not trying to trivialize the lyrics here. On the contrary, they were/are some of my favorites and made an impression on me when I heard them. Wouldn't it be great if we all followed their preaching? If we realized how shallow it is to look at color and make a determination? If someone told you they spent hundreds of thousands of dollar on a new house and you asked why they bought that house and they answered it was because of the color, what would you think of them??? Pretty shallow person? But some people make those type judgements on people based on the same criteria. But yet once more, I digress. Off the soapbox and back to the photography.
|Bamboo trees are all over the grounds in The Wild Kingdom!|
|The top of a building somewhere in Disney's Wild Kingdom. I was waiting for my family; Phyllis, Paul and Greg to come out of the restrooms, so I know it was near a restroom. Which one? I do not know, they didn't miss many of them!!|
I saw these scarves hanging on a tree limb and I liked the colors and play of the shadows. Why were they there? Hey, it's Disney. A 6 ft mouse just walked by and the scarf didn't seem so out of place.
More bamboo: the lines and color caught my attention. All images were shot with my Nikon 70-200 VR lens. You should have seen people stop and look at the trees, trying to see what I was shooting. See, photography is fun!!