This was a trying weekend for me photographically speaking. Had plans for four different events and all but one of them had major challenges with a couple of complete failures. In facing these, I kept remembering my sister Linda’s favorite quote by Joan Collins, “If life throws you a lemon – make lemonade.”
The first event was my great nephew’s (Linda’s Grandson) First Communion. The challenge here was getting there in time as we were late getting to the church. I made my way through the children lined up outside and was able to photograph the beginning of the ceremony. This photo shows you the excitement of the event.
After enjoying lunch and an excellent cake at my niece’s, I headed to downtown Syracuse, New York to attend the 5th annual Crawfish Festival at Clinton’s Square. I had a few ideas for some award winning photos but I did not count on this…
Next year I will get there early enough to enjoy my first taste of Crawfish and get those photographs.
Remember last year’s Super Moon? Last Saturday was this year’s version and I had another grand idea. The local TV weather forecaster promised we would see it. However, she failed to say when the sky would be clear enough to see the moon which happened for a few brief minutes an hour after moonrise. Another photo op spoiled by a bank of clouds.
As I was waiting for the moon, I turned around and with the help of the new steeple in town, photographed a colorful sunset. Normally I would tell you to drink the Kool-Aid. This time enjoy the lemonade.
Finally, everything came together yesterday for a trip out to the ESTA Safety Park Dragstrip. Beautiful weather and lots of fast race cars.
Fitting that I end this post with a yellow race car. Thank you, Linda!
Excellent lemonade, Scott.
Thank you, Gerry. It tasted good.
Ha! And here I thought stuff like that only happened to ME! 🙂 That colorful sky is amazing!
We share this trait I am afraid, Tracy. We find ways to overcome them, too!
I think you did your best with the lemons! We had some similar happenings this weekend. I, too, attended a first communion, and I, too, was disappointed by the cloudy evening on the night of the supermoon.
Tis the season for young people ceremonies and Spring weather. 🙂
I do love the first shot. We had a cloudy night here also and I didn’t get to see the Super Moon, perhaps better luck next year.
There’s always next month and the month after and so on and so forth. Super or not, I am still looking for a good on the horizon moon shot.
We had the same beautiful sunset here! You and Gerry have reminded me that I really need to have a look at all the photos I took that night. 🙂
You did? 😀 Yes, you do so hop to it! Your fans await.
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