The light was not what I had hoped for and I forgot to bring my doubler. I made the best of it and ended up with some unexpected shots.
Friendship Fountain originally opened a few months before I was born (1965, yes I’m that old) for a cost of $1.7 million. At the time, it was considered the world’s largest and tallest fountain making it a tourist favorite. It has been a fixture in downtown Jacksonville ever since. It sits proudly on the bank of the St. Johns River overlooking the Main Street Bridge, the Jacksonville Landing and all the majestic buildings of downtown. When I was a kid, this fountain always reminded me of the spinner thing on the game of Life.
It recently underwent a $3.1 million dollar restoration, reopening in June, 2011. This was the first time I’ve seen it since it opened and I will say that I was pleased with the results. Enjoy! (((CLICK IMAGE TO ENLARGE)))
I’ve started back in a new group with photo themes each week. Therefore, my old blog is making a comeback. I’ve left my old projects from 2009, but they are from another photo group.
I found some great opportunities for ground level shots while visiting the Jacksonville Agricultural Fair.
And one of my favorite subjects, Lily….
I’d taken a little break from the photo assignments but hope that I’m back in full force. Stay tuned…Well, here we go. Fall in Florida is not quite the same as it is in other parts of the country. First I spent the early afternoon at Alpine Grove Park for a little nature stuff and then stopped at a pumpkin patch on the way home.
On to the pumpkins…..
Don’t love the light on this one – it was under a tent.
And Indian corn
Well I don’t currently have a lens that lends itself to small part of flowers etc. I just can focus that close. So I had to think bigger and out of the box a bit. I went back to the Main Street Bridge (used in my show motion assignment). I decided to shoot a single rivet or a single lattice beam on a great big bridge.
And just for grins….Lily’s nose (small part of a bigger dog)