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….
Photograph a small part of a whole, for example the stamen of a flower. Post 5 different photographs, choosing your top 1. As always, no post-editing. No contest this round, unless the majority would like one.
:::Off I go searching for a good lens to get in close:::
Well I had a little trouble with getting the focus and light just the way I wanted it on this one but managed to get a few decent shots. I need to work on shooting quicker. I missed a lot of butterfly shots because they moved out of my focal range too quickly.