Posts Tagged ‘philadelphia’

A couple of weeks ago I went on a photo shoot to Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia, along with some friends. I have lost count of how many times I have been there. This February day it was very cold and we weren’t planning on staying long so I went my own way and got […]


Fifth Time In The Pen Photo trip number five to Philadelphia’s Eastern State Penitentiary Museum was during a special offer for photographers, in the hours pre and post twilight. I searched for subjects that I had not photographed before and found a few to my liking. First I looked outside while there was still some […]


This Is It!

10Sep13

When I go on a photography outing I hope for at least one good picture … one that I can look at and really like. On a recent outing to photograph the Philly skyline and Ben Franklin Bridge at night I shot a lot of different compositions from several different vantage points. Technically several of […]


I’ve been going through my photo files from the past year and see there are some images I have overlooked. One collection is from the ‘Coal Piers’ or ‘Graffiti Underground’ in Philadelphia. This is where they used to bring the coal into the city years ago. It has become a playground for graffiti artists, paintball […]


When arriving at this recent meetup destination I was pleasantly surprised to find more than I had expected. I mean, who knew that just outside of Philadelphia, stood Bryn Athyn Cathedral? … a photographer’s playground! Another pleasant surprise was that two of my friends showed up and we had fun shooting together (at times). Surrounded […]


On a late summer outing to Eastern State Penitentiary with some lady friends from the camera club, I was determined to come away with something different from before … something different from the many images I have seen of this very popular location. This was my third time there. Each time it was hotter and […]


Last Friday I had the pleasure of visiting the Philadelphia Flower Show with some of my camera club friends. This years theme was ‘Springtime in Paris’ and the Convention Center was transformed into a stunning Parisian display. I thought the exhibitors did an excellent job interpreting the subject with a variety of creative ideas, from […]


The Laurel Hill Cemetery in Philadelphia has been calling me back since my first visit this past December. On Monday I met up with a couple of my camera club friends and we made a fun afternoon of it. You may not think of a cemetery as being a ‘fun’ place to visit but when […]


Big City Scenes

25Jan10

A photo trip into Philadelphia over the weekend yielded the scenes below. An earlier scouting trip helped in getting closer to the results I am after. City traffic was shot with a small aperture for the starburst effect and to ensure sharpness throughout the image. A long exposure of 30 seconds created the blurred tail […]


Now for something completely different, I have posted some recent shots from Laurel Hill Cemetery in Philadelphia. I was fascinated with the the history, the magnitude of the place and all the lavish detail. Abundant in Victorian Era cemetery symbolism there is a lot to see and photograph. I was particularly interested in the statues. […]