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 😉



It is the courage to continue . . .

Do your photos talk to you?  In my search tonight for a photo that would make a nice note card that would “speak” to runners, I found that I gravitated towards photos that spoke to me.   This one in particular spoke loud and clear.  The start of the race, the pack,  the green lights.  I remember it like it was yesterday.  It was actually 5 years ago that I ran my very first 5k . . . this 5K!  And on Saturday, it will be my third year that I will be shooting this race for the Chalfont Borough and the first time for the Bucks 5K Series.  It was just about three years ago that I hung up my running shoes and picked up my camera. What’s that saying . . . when one door closes, another opens . . . well you get the idea.

Speaking of sayings, I also found that finding just the right saying or quote to translate what the photo says to me and something the viewer can appreciate is quite a challenge.    I have a new appreciation for those motivational posters you see at A.C. Moore (a local craft/art store for you out of towners).   I don’t know if I really hit the mark here for the runners, but for me it pretty much sums up that first 5K and so many challenges since then . . .

Race results


The leader of the pack
. . . and my mom said this would be fun
as light as air
Here are Just a couple of photos from the 5k on Saturday.  To see many more photos from the race visit my site at  Overall the entire event was a success!  The weather held, although it was pretty warm & humid.  There was an abundance of photo opportunities (512 in all).  And I sold a print and a few note cards!  I think the later is quite an accomplishment, seeing as this was a runner’s event and I doubt anyone really came prepared to buy art.
I want to thank Fernando for asking me to be his partner for this event and my dad for making our display boards.  I hope to put them to use again in the very near future!

Chalfont 5K

No, I am not running the 5k – I have hung up my running shoes.    It looks like this will be my next exhibit opportunity!  A friend, former classmate, and Chalfont resident has asked me to do a photography exhibit with him.  And!  to defer costs, he’s arranged to for us to photograph  the event in exchange for the fees charged to vendors at the event.  To be honest, I am looking forward more to getting a chance to photograph the event.  I had so much fun photographing a race in CT last 4th of July.