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The Hug

Standing in the soft light of a setting sun we find the warm embrace of a couple in bronze.  Everyone needs a hug, even if you're a sculpture. The sculpture below is entitled "The Hug" and was created by Jimilu Mason, who grew up in Washington D.C. It stands on a sidewalk in Columbia Maryland (outside of The Columbia Association) and is dedicated to the late  Mort Hoppenfeld (Columbia's Chief designer). On a plaque nearby it is stated about Mort Hoppenfeld ..." whose plans and designs for Columbia embrace all people" , making "The Hug" a fitting symbol of his vision.

Enjoy!

The Hug
The Hug

Thanks for visiting!

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White Gazebo

Quick post and run today, as I've been called in on a last minute project for the county. I'll be site visiting later in the day. Today we roll back the clock to Fall of 2011 when I came upon this white gazebo nestled in the woods. It appeared to be just sitting there waiting for a wedding party to arrive, but since nuptials are usually not exchanged on Sunday mornings around 7:00 am, the area was very quiet and peaceful. Sort of reminds me of the lonely gazebo I posted about not so long ago.

Enjoy!

White Gazebo
White Gazebo

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Have a great day and thanks for visiting!

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Slow Flowing River

Welcome back! I hope you had a great weekend. It was a very nice one for me, although I didn't do a thing on the photography front, but was able to accomplish some other things on my list. Today we revisit the Susquehanna River outside of Harrisburg PA where I had taken some long exposures before the sun rose. I was on a foot bridge over the river around 4:40 am one Summer morning and can recall how quiet the surrounding area was at that time. Hardly a sound, just the quiet flow of the river as it slowly made it's way toward it's eventual destination of the Chesapeake Bay. The shot below was a 30 second exposure at F18, which slowed the motion even more. Such a peaceful time it was. ;-)

Slow Flowing River
Slow Flowing River

It was so dark at the time of this shot that I really didn't notice the paddle wheels on the stern of this boat until daybreak, well after the shot. I wondered if this was a water taxi but saw no real markings to indicate such on it's sides.

In the processing department, this is pretty much how it came off the camera with the exception of a couple of minor tweaks in PS.

Thanks for visiting!

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Camera: Nikon D5000

Lens: Nikkor 18-200mm 

Processing: Photoshop CS5

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It's a New Day

Happy Friday and Happy Veterans Day! Here in the U S we celebrate what was once Armistice Day on the 11th of November each year. It's a day to remember all veterans and to hope for world peace. Being an Army veteran, it's also a day that I never work. ;-)

So on to today's image where we have a sunrise in progress. Sunrises truly signal the fact that a new day has begun and I have always had a love affair with those peaceful early morning hours. Just something about them that energizes our inner spirits.

Enjoy!

It's a New Day
It's a New Day

Before closing out I want to thank you all for your support and feedback, which I truly appreciate very much.

Have a great weekend everyone!

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