Thursday, March 1, 2012

Cape Photo of the Day

I am going to start a new Cape Blogger feature called Cape Photo of the Day. I will probably just post it to the Cape Blogger Facebook page to keep it simple, but I will also try to add them to the Cape Blogger website under the Cape Photos tab. My goal is to get a picture from somewhere in the Cape each day just to share images of the place we live. I'm not typically good with routines or consistency, so I can't promise this is going to fly, but I like the idea. Plus, I have a fancy new camera that I need to put to good use and learn how to operate. I will use my blog as a testbed.

Feel free to post/share any images you have of the Cape to the Cape Blogger Facebook page, as well, or e-mail them to me if you prefer ( I will post them on the Cape Blogger Photos page and credit them to you. Maybe at the end of the week or month, we will pick a Cape photo of the Week (or Month). Whatever. Let's just see how it goes.

For my first installment, I shot the picture below with my phone camera on my way back from the gym this AM around 6:45. So much for putting the new fancy camera to use. I saw an interview on TV with famed photographer Annie Leibovitz, and the interviewer asked her what camera she recommended for the aspiring photographer. She pulled her iPhone out of her pocket and said she was pretty fond of it because it was handy. She said the best camera is the one that you have with you.

Anyway, the photo is not technically in the Cape but on College Parkway before turning onto Green Holly.  The sun was just coming up beyond the tree line in Broadneck Park, and the school buses were delivering kids to Broadneck High for the day, both ahead of me and behind me in the turn lane. The sun was huge coming up behind the trees, and the morning fog had not entirely lifted. We were stopped waiting for the light to turn, so I did not take the picture while in motion, I swear. I liked the idea of all us Capers starting out the day in our different ways but from the same place.

Cape Photo of the Day #1 - March 1, 2012

I considered lightening up the exposure with a photo editor, but when I did, the sun lost some of its glow, and I kind of liked the shining stars on the back of the bus against the shadowy background - symbolic of what's inside. I'm not going for professional quality with these photos - just Cape scenes that we all know and love.

Please comment as you like (be gentle) and share your own photos if you will. Let's say the theme is simply Life in the Cape, or as the banner of my blog puts it, Life is Good in Beautiful Cape St. Claire, MD.

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