Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Baby Chloe…

Taking photographs of babies can be very special — especially when there is a connection to the baby. Last month we got to meet our grand niece for the first time, and I spent a good part of the day clicking away. More photos in the expanded post.

Chloe and her mom…

…with Grandma Carol (Eddie's sister)

…and Grandpa Jim

…and one of her two Great Grandmas (Jim's mother)

This photo was just cute!

For anyone who want to see more photos of Chloe & family (which I am sure is just our family), you can visit www.digitalquinn.com/chloe.

Monday, September 22, 2008

On Sunday we had a booth at the West Islip Country Fair, our last venue this season. We will be heading for Florida in a little more than a month, and I hope to continue to sell my work to people who contact me through my website.

The West Islip Country Fair is a community event that has a long history, and it certainly brings out the crowds. Vendor setup was supposed to begin at 7:00 A.M., with the fair opeining at 11:00 A.M. When we arrived at 7:30 most of the vendors were already set up. They obviously knew something we didn't — which was that fair visitors arrive early. By 9:00 the crowds were beginning to arrive, and the aisles were packed for the rest of the day. My only regret was that West Islip was the same day as Cow Harbor in Northport, which had to I miss! Expand the post for more photos.

As always, it was because of Eddie's hard work that I had a booth. We were assisted in our setup by two West Islip High School students — volunteers who were earning service credit.

Our helpers were really were a big help!

A visitor to our booth during the heat of the day.

No pirates at West Islip, but they did have clowns.

Of the 300 vendors, at least half of them must have been selling decorations for Halloween. Across from us they had a two-part booth, half for Christmas and half for Halloween. By the mid-afternoon the Halloween side was almost empty. I can't image how many Halloween light posts they sold!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Back to Northport Harbor…

A couple of weeks ago I took a series of photos at a charming house on Bayview Avenue in Northport. Last Thursday I made a return visit, this time in the early evening to catch sunset. As always, taking photographs at sunset is a crap-shoot. Sometimes the sunset is magnificent, and sometimes you hardly notice it. During my photo shoot sunset was in the fair to middling range, but I did get a few photos worth saving.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Wonderful statue…

I am spending a few day at the Harrisburg Area Community College in Harrisburg, PA. This is the final Life on Wheels Conference for 2008, and I am teaching my seminars on digital photography and blogging. This marvelous statue welcomes visitors to the C. Ted Lick Wildwood Center, the building where the conference is being held. I just had to take a photograph of the "artist."