Disconnected

At least once a year, I head with the family to a place in the middle of PA where you get no connection. . . no bars (the internet kind = no Facebook, no emails, no cellphone) which is quite surprising since we are only about 30 minutes away from one of the top ten colleges, Penn State.  However, there is one thing that always works on my device no matter where I am . . . the camera 🙂

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This year we headed to this sweet spot for fourth of July weekend. Even though we went to Penn State to see the fireworks and I confess, I used my device to get some tips on how to shoot fireworks and maybe see what the family was up to in other parts of the country, oops, and well okay post a pic to Instagram. . .  but that was it and soon we were on our way back to the land of disconnect.

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It’s a really good feeling . . . even if just for a little while . . . to rely only on the conversation that’s going right where you are, and not to hear dings and rings and chimes and tones . . . a prelude to interruption.  As a photographer, an artist,  it really is a way to reconnect with your vision when you disconnect.

**Today’s post was inspired by a post I read, when I got home, by Photofocus and their Photographer of the Week, Nikki Harrison http://photofocus.com/2014/07/07/nikki-harrison-photographer-of-the-week/, and particularly #6 on her list.

Til next time,
Maria

 

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It’s Tradition

So how long do you have to do something before it’s officially a tradition?  Me and the family have been heading to Connecticut for Fourth of July for {I think} five years now.  Every year I bring the sparklers and those silly fireworks that never leave the ground, we swim, take in some sites, and some of us run in the 4 on the 4th {although I have since hung up my running shoes and crossed that off the bucket list) and some of us photograph it.

It sure feels like a tradition to me . . .

 

Team Stack

The Little Engine that could

Did she or didn’t she . . .

Loving the marble cam app

What’s a seaport town without boats ~ loving my iPhone 🙂

It just doesn’t get much more traditional than this.
And if you’re interested, it’s on the market for a cool 1.4 mil 😉